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I saw this pair of shoes hanging from a very tall tree, it did make me laugh. I took a few photos, but they don't look as "funny" as I saw them from the distance. V2 is the location of the shoes, shows the 'scale'. Because it was a gray day, not much colour in it , so I turned it in B&W, still not very interesting.. any advice, please? Thanks.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jan 2013 - 4:18 PM
Focal Length:187mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Shoes in the air
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:21 Jan 2013 - 7:54 PM
Tags:General, Humour / fun, Shoes, Tree
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Unique Views:38
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andylea  737 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:58 PM

made me smile too jasmine v1 for me today works so well in mono nice one Wink


I like both and I think V2 would even work better in mono. Two fabulous pleasing shots!

21 Jan 2013 - 8:31 PM

It must be a branch of a shoe shop chain


V 2 good for the setting but your closer inspection in V 1 makes the better shot,
I was going to say well spotted but I guess you could hardly moss them.
Least they'll get a good airing up there and perhaps stilt man be be along to retrieve them in die courseWinkWink.


Ha, ha, I have taken a similar photo in NY and I was wondering about the reason they hang shoes from the wiresGrinGrin. I like both of them jasmineSmileSmileSmile

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

Well spotted, Jasmine. Like the tighter comp of V1.


Hermanus  3 South Africa
22 Jan 2013 - 4:38 AM

Getting rid of your shoes in the snow is not wise Jasmine !!Smile I really like the photos and especially V2 SmileGrinGrin

PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 7:35 AM

Someone's gone home in their socks. Well spotted. Paul


The mind boggles, but it looks like a childish prank. V2 for me.


We have the same scene where I live.
V1 works well for me.

banehawi Critique Team 111265 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3288 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 3:55 PM

V2 for me, but I would crop out the houses, leaving the top of the trees. Brighten the shoes, increase vibrance, and theres decent sky color and detail. V1 for me lets us see the shoes better, but it loses the context of the environment, and colour.

This is very common here, - schoolkids pranks.

Check the size, if they fit, take them down!



paulbroad  8108 forum posts United Kingdom964 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 4:02 PM

Well seen, your v1 crop is the way to go. Think I would increase the contrast a lot. Almost to a silhouette. You could then easily add a sky.


xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 9:26 PM

Thank you,Willie. "Check the size,.."? You need to call fire brigade to get that high...Grin. Thank you for your MOD.
Thank you, Paul. What do you think of "Shoes on fire". I got the idea form Roinne's "airing up", just for fun..Grin Thank you,Ronnie.
Thank you all.

23 Jan 2013 - 11:13 PM

a pair of tied together shoes on a wire is usually a sign of the availability of drug sellers in the area. Not sure if this is the case in your shot.

xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 10:26 AM

Thank you Ken. I didn't know...That is really awful, the tree is actually near the children's play ground just inside the King's park, Retford. It is not a good idea to get the children involve in drugs when they are not capable to make decisions on such matter,but it would be too late when they realize they are hooked... There is another pair of shoes hanging on the same tree as well..

27 Jan 2013 - 9:26 AM

I wondered were my shoes went! Like V1 straight to the subject.

Tibetan  3 England
27 Jan 2013 - 9:59 AM

That is quite correct it is the drug dealers sign, not to be sniffed at lol. sorry could not resist that Jasmine, V1. for me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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