single frame: Gold mine


Gold mine
Canon PowerShot S95

This stuff was near the checkout at every drug store during my 1970s kidhood. I hadn’t seen it in decades when my sons and I stepped into a candy shop in little Nashville, Indiana, a few years ago.

When I’m using my digital camera I experiment more freely. I felt there was a photo in this scene somewhere, but it took me about ten tries to finally get one I liked. The “Gold Mine” text is right on a rule-of-thirds intersection, the other bags fill the frame, and none of the surrounding scene intrudes.


5 responses to “single frame: Gold mine”

  1. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

    Wow, I don’t ever recall seeing this stuff before.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You must have had a sheltered childhood!

  2. Heide Avatar

    I join J P in having lived a sheltered childhood, Jim. How does this “goldmine” gum taste? Is it gold-colored? Does it turn your teeth gold?

    All of those questions aside: great photo! Your diligence really paid off on this resulting frame.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It was tiny yellow nuggets of gum. Its flavor was “sweet.” It was just one of those checkout-counter impulse buy things!

      1. Heide Avatar

        “Sweet.” Mmmmm. I love sweet! Disappointed the gum wasn’t coated in real gold, though. ;)

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