The other day I saw a really cute license plate on a parked vehicle as I was walking along the street, but I didn't have my camera on me, so I couldn't get the pic. The plate said:
and it was on a large SUV type vehicle. I thought it was great, although I'm not sure I would own such a gas-guzzler just for my dogs. But each to their own, I guess.
Today, after a long hiatus, I found a plate on a car in a parking lot. Now, one of the things I'm always a little nervous about is the thought that the owner of the car I'm photographing will come marching along just as I click the shutter. So far, this hasn't happened. Really though, what could they say? "You can't do that, it's private, it's my property, it's personal". The answer in my head is always something like, "seriously! you paid good money for this vanity plate, you put it on your car, you drive your car around hill and dale for all the world to see, and then you say I can't take a photo of it?"
Well, that's all in my head, cause I've never been caught. Until today that is. Today I was bussssTed! I heard the footsteps behind me, and then a woman's voice saying, "can I help you?" Oh, ick!!! So I smiled and said, "Oh, I just like to photograph funky license plates". She.....smiled back and said, "I've had the same plate since I was 16". We had a short pleasant conversation and as I was leaving she said, "enjoy!"
So, even though it's not the most creative / imaginative plate I've seen, it is cute and I love that she's had the same plate all these years.