Photographer's Note

In addition to William Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon is known for its black and white, timber-framed buildings. I was strolling through the town when I spied this distinctively dressed lady chatting to two traffic wardens. Were they about to issue a ticket? I dont know. All I was really interested in was the way her stripped dress echoed the walls of the traditional houses.

I post two versions of this shot. The main shot has been cropped and the contrast is upped. In the WS you can see the full frame with a softer approach to the pp work.

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The title for this shot was inspired by another Beatles classic

Lovely Rita meter maid,
Nothing can come between us,
When it gets dark I tow your heart away.

Standing by a parking meter,
When I caught a glimpse of Rita,
Filling in a ticket in her little white book.
In a cap she looked much older,
And the bag across her shoulder
Made her look a little like a military man.

Lovely Rita meter maid,
May I inquire discreetly,
When are you free to take some tea with me.
Took her out and tried to win her,
Had a laugh and over dinner,
Told her I would really like to see her again

Got the bill and Rita paid it,
Took her home I nearly made it,
Sitting on the sofa with a sister or two.

Oh, lovely Rita meter maid,
Where would I be without you,
Give us a wink and make me think of you
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