Flattery: Sold!

Challenge #44 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Voluptuous Bamboo
by Vigan
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I tried selling my photos to anyone for this challenge thinking it was going to be easy. Oh boy was I Wrong! I played salesman at work, to my neighboor Eric/Ryan, to my primary family, and last but not the least to my girlfriend without success. I could have paid them to print and frame my photo and they probably still would not take it, maybe not. . . i don't know. At any rate, I finally convinced myself that my photos SUCKED! My girlfriend felt bad for me that threated me dinner at sushi bar.
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Submitted: Friday, 4th June, 2010 04:24 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 17th January, 2009
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800
Notes: She could have just bought any photo for $10 then printed a 20x30 at Target for $28 and finally framed for less than what she paid for plus tips of $72. While eating, the owner asked me if I'm a photographer? I think its because he saw my ancient 20D+70-200mm combo on the table. I said, yes sir I am. He then asked me if I had photos that he could buy to decorate his sushi bar. . . Amen. He bought five photos in all, this one is called "Voluptuous Bamboo"
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