Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Leola's - A Target-Rich Environment





Ohhhhh! I'm in BIG trouble now! You see, Mindy and I went to Eureka Springs for my birthday weekend. No, that's not why I'm in trouble. We had a wonderful time!

On Sunday, we went to Ozark, Missouri to visit Leola's. And I took a bunch of pictures inside the store. No, that's not why I'm in trouble either! Jan of Summer Sundays said I was welcome to take pictures.

No, you see the reason I'm in big trouble is because I am blogging the photos before Mindy has a chance to steal them from my Flickr and blog them herself! Ohhhhh, NOW you understand!



I shot the following at three different aperture settings. This one gave me the amount of DOF I was looking for...



Leola's is a photographer's dream! Some of the most beautifully arranged sets I've seen. Except for the first photo of Jan and Mindy, I shot all of these with my 50mm lens and without flash. What fun! I'm sorry, Mindy, but I just couldn't resist showing these off! Can you forgive me? Did I mention that I LOVE you?!

Isn't this one warm and "welcoming?"



I love this porch-like display...



These flowers are for my sweetheart! My darling! The love of my life!



It looks like Mindy is saying, "Oh, you're in big trouble, mister!" Please put in a good word for me if you talk to her! Sweetheart, I love you! I really do!





I really like the colors and textures here...





Mindy asked me to shoot these mirrors and brushes. I'm glad she did!





The roller skates bring back memories!



These flowers are for you too, baby! I love you so much!



Sometimes I don't even know why I shoot what I do. But this one works for me...





Mindy and I had a great time at Leola's! Jan is just as sweet and wonderful in person as she is on her blog! Everything is for sale, so if you see something you like, get in touch with her. And I know Mindy will forgive me... Right?!

Pray for me!


10 comments:

trash talk said...

You may want to back some of those photos of flowers with the real thing just to be on the safe side.
Leola's looks like a fantastic shop and you did a great job of capturing it. BTW, I have no idea what all the letters stand for. I just aim and click!
Debbie

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

If you weren't so good at taking pictures, I wouldn't feel so compelled to steal them! You got some wonderful shots at Leola's! Are you people paying attention? I come buy, he takes pics. It's a win/win situation when we come see you! haha It was a great weekend, love. Happy Birthday. ~Mindy

Phyllis said...

Sorry you and Mindy were both under the weather. But, sounds like you had a fun trip. Those are some really great pictures. I, also, noticed the missing sock. Phyllis

Margo said...

Love Leola's and I'm one of the few of Mindy's readers that actually know what DOF means, He He.
Love the sets, and I'm sure I know why Mindy wanted the pics of the mirrors and brushes, great display.
thanks for sharing.
Margo

summersundays-jw said...

Thanks most of all for coming to visit but a great big thanks for taking such great pics & making us look so good. I've been checking out Canon's since I saw yours. I have a standard 35MM that I loved before digital came along but I've really missed it. Could I use my lenses on a digital Canon? Thanks a million. You guys are a delight & we apologize for giving you a cold.Jan

thedomesticfringe said...

Those photos are really beautiful! I love them all. They make me wish I were in that store shopping.

-FringeGirl

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Great photos! What kind of camera do you have?

THE VERANDA said...

Great photos! Great shop!! Those roller skates brought back lots of memories. I so wanted to be a jammer in roller derby!... Maggie

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Your photos of Leolas are breathtaking! You definately have an eye for the best! So glad you visited (my blog and Leolas), come back often and I loved visiting your blog! Blessings, Katie

common ground said...

David, thanks for letting me know about this post. I just hadn't rolled this far back. They are amazing, so much better than "in person", because you can catch the subtleties on camera. Someday, maybe I'll graduate out of the Baby Camera into a Big Girl Camera. You guys have a great Sunday.
Debra