THE JEWELRY STORE
Early on in our adventure, I came across a little jewelry store in downtown Alajuela - noticing a pair of delicate "3 gold" earings in the shape of small butterflies, I decided to purchase them and surprise Anne with a little gift (which she loved and expressed her love to me nicely :wink:wink).
This morning after our dentist visit in Atenas, I phoned my mother and father. Mom asked if I could check around for 2 items that she had lost somehow. One was her engagement ring (from 52 years ago) and the other was a self winding watch that she loved (no batteries and no winding). I told her we would look into it this afternoon when we headed in to the city.
It ended up that our friendly jeweler had 2 "automatic" womens watches in stock - but not a ring as mom has described. I was heading out the door to go home and give mom the descriptions of the watches to see if they suited, when I got the idea that I should take a picture and email the pictures. Much smarter idea.
I asked the lady if she would allow me to do so. She agreed. When I showed her the image on the back of the camera, she said "wow - what a camera". Anne told her that I was a professional photographer and a bit about our Costa Rica project. She got excited and asked if I would take a picture of her mother and her with my "professional camera ". Of course I agreed.
Lighting was quite low with exposures being 1/15'th sec to 1/50'th of a second. She asked if I wanted them behind the counter or in front. I said that it might be nice having them in front - they obliged and came out from behind with their family dog. I took a shot with the dog first and then of the 2 alone. Then the hired watch maker came out from behind the store and so I also took a shot of him behind the counter.