Week 2

Footwear

“If These Feet Could Talk”

2014.01.18 SOOC52 Week 2 Edit 3

Last week, our challenge took us into the kitchen. Ok, it took a few of us into the kitchen to find some utensils. Some had a different interpretation of what utensils to use, but they turned out great. This week, or attention is turned toward footwear, our theme for this week’s challenge. The other guys have already posted their footwear photos for the week, but I’m a little behind. Be sure to catch their blog information at the bottom of this post and give their pages a look and a comment.

First of all, if these shoes could talk, they would say the feet that go in them stink. That’s a given. But if they could talk, they might have more to say they you would think. They might be able to tell about some interesting places they’ve traveled. They might be able to pass on knowledge gained from arguments they’ve been near or groups they’ve learned from. They might be able to tell you vivid details about textures you would never think about normally, like table legs and steps and acorns and the carpet in automobiles. They constantly bump, scuff and scrape against all of these items and more, but we never give them a second thought. We never think about how they react to each texture…how they recoil when put into harsh environments.

But what if we did think about shoes?

What if we thought about our shoes and other people’s shoes? What if we started asking ourselves, “I wonder where those shoes have taken them today? I wonder what these shoes would warn me about in the future? I wonder why the shine stays on these shoes, and not those?”

Wouldn’t we then be much smarter than we are now? Couldn’t we glean even more perspective from, in fact, taking a different perspective? I know, it sounds silly, but if you think about it, why not try to learn from something so ever-present as shoes?

Let me know your thoughts below in the comments and remember, check out these other guys’ photos:

Until next time…

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10 thoughts on “Week 2

  1. Great picture and great sun flair. Love the thoughtfulness that went into the blog text here and it is thought provocative what if they could talk what would they say…

    • Thanks, Eje! I appreciate it. All this week, I was so busy, I could hardly take the time to write the post. Yesterday, I sat down, and the words just started flowing. I just kept writing until it was done. Then, with that mental picture, I went out and shot the actual photo. I’m pretty pleased with the sun flare, which was secondary.

  2. chrislanephoto says:

    The photo is ok, the write up is great!
    Also, I don’t think you are last. We’ll have to see about Doug and jp.

  3. I like this shot Bruce, good mix of textures, good tones, nice use of DOF, sun flare is an awesome side effect, and the write up is nice and interesting too. Good one mate.

  4. […] only picked one photo to post in the Week 2 article of the 52 Week Challenge, but there were a few others I liked, so I decided to share them in a […]

  5. xorpheous says:

    Like the others, I like the subtle sun flare. I also like the natural tones and textures, it’s very calming.

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