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THESE Boots Are Made For ...
THESE Boots Are Made For ...

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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Feet (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: People & Portraiture
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Date: Aug 4, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2004

Candid shot on the subway.

OK, so I'm not Cartier-Bresson, and I cropped and rotated a little. On the other hand, I didn't have the advantage of looking through my viewfinder either : )

I thought about burning in the sign over her head to emphasize the parallel with the second passenger's feet, but decided not to. I really like that contrast in subjects, between the "warning" sign along with the one stolidly-sitting passenger, and the non-conformist with her legs crossed.

One RGB Curve. Realized it was a ho-hum shot so I coverted to grayscale with the Cnannel Mixer, which turned her red skirt white, and better isolated the boots. I then used two more curves on the grayscale image to bring out the fishnetting on the stockings and the folds in the skirt, while maintaining detail on the boots/laces. Cloned out two tiny bits of garbage in the background.

Two applications of USM at 66%; 0.6dia; TH=5. JPEG=10/10.

Place: 56 out of 134
Avg (all users): 5.3737
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 5.2000
Avg (non-participants): 5.5143
Views since voting: 1430
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 190
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/13/2005 06:17:52 PM
great shot!
09/23/2004 04:02:43 PM
Very nice, great street shot!

I didn't vote on this challenge, but this is a great photo which shows the high value of how we dress our feet.

Good work, very inspiring!
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08/16/2004 08:26:30 AM
This is a stunning image!!! What is wrong with our voters - I love the boots and the girl but the addition of the sneakers in tha background makes the shot!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2004 02:42:45 PM
I find the setting distracting.
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08/13/2004 12:52:38 PM
deep doo doo?
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08/13/2004 07:24:56 AM
great scene. I like how the woman's face is obscured by the post, forcing the viewer to define her by her footwear. I also like the secondary feet in the background providing fashion contrast to these long heavy boots. good street photography shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/12/2004 10:12:24 PM
Just a little out of focus
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08/10/2004 03:57:57 PM
This would have worked better if her face was fully blocked or I was able to see her whol face. That is my only critique on this photo.
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08/09/2004 07:00:51 PM
great shot , good composition, great colors
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08/09/2004 12:28:58 AM
does she know you took this pic

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