God save the queen! Whoever designed this jelly bean based window display is certainly a fan of the UK royal family. "Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe to be exact". An emporium of sweets, chocolates and retro good stuff! A shop which is very much aimed at the tourist culture of the city, but has nevertheless pocketed a large amount of my cash over the past few years, mainly from a sustained addition to white chocolate mice and cola bottles - although I do remember them costing a penny when I was young (I wish the sweet shop; sorry the Olde Sweet Shoppe) had retained the same pricing!
Kings Parade in Cambridge (probably the most tourist geared of the streets in the city) provides everything to meet that sweet tooth craving we can all be a slave to. Start from one end to the other you can enjoy homemade Ice cream and cakes, (Bennets), homemade fudge (Cambridge Fudge Shop) , every sweet item known to man (the aforementioned Olde Sweet Shop) and coffee and cake to finish (The Copper Kettle Cafe). Desperately want some white chocolate mouse now!
Anyway, back to the photo. The main issues with trying to take it (apart from people getting in the way) was trying to avoid any reflections from the glass of there window. I managed to angle my camera so that you couldn't see any reflections and in particular to make sure I was also hidden from the shot! I took several shots each with different white balances to see which one provided the best reproduction - apart from a small amount of cropping on one side, the photo was completely untouched.
I'm off to get some fudge......
Taken with a Canon600d with a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM / iso800 / F10