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Shoes in the air

By xwang
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.

Tags: General Tree Shoes Humour and fun

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 7:58PM
made me smile too jasmine v1 for me today works so well in mono nice one Wink

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Jan 2013 8:24PM
I like both and I think V2 would even work better in mono. Two fabulous pleasing shots!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
21 Jan 2013 8:31PM
It must be a branch of a shoe shop chain
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jan 2013 8:49PM
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.
21 Jan 2013 9:14PM
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
21 Jan 2013 9:15PM
Well spotted, Jasmine. Like the tighter comp of V1.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Jan 2013 4:38AM
Getting rid of your shoes in the snow is not wise Jasmine !!Smile I really like the photos and especially V2 SmileGrinGrin
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 7:35AM
Someone's gone home in their socks. Well spotted. Paul
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 9:05AM
The mind boggles, but it looks like a childish prank. V2 for me.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 9:49AM
We have the same scene where I live.
V1 works well for me.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
22 Jan 2013 3:55PM
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 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 4:02PM
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 9 56 8
23 Jan 2013 9:26PM
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 11:13PM
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 9 56 8
24 Jan 2013 10:26AM
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..
I wondered were my shoes went! Like V1 straight to the subject.
Tibetan 5 3 England
27 Jan 2013 9:59AM
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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