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Muddy Boots

By JohnHorne  
More old footwear and another board saved from the loft. Unfortunately the thumbnails don't really do this series justice, so thanks for getting this far. Please leave a comment: which do you prefer and why ?

Same as previous two uploads - converted to B&W using channel mixer and applied a platinum tone.

Tripod, manual focus, mirror lockup, 0.6 sec at f/11.

Tags: General Black and white

Voters: claret, paulcr, chrisam and 20 more

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chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
28 Feb 2007 9:20AM
I prefer this one John,because they look like what they are..muddy shoes just plonked down after a hard day's gardening perhaps.I like the combination of textures from the wall & wooden flooring.
Maybe a pair of wellies or workboots would work too.

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Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 9:24AM
Prefer this one John, love the composition, and the textures and tones. I think the wall is the better backdrop, the eye then focuses on the shoes more, its more simple and effective for me.
28 Feb 2007 9:56AM
Like the lighting and textures in this one.
JohnHorne Plus
13 1.0k
28 Feb 2007 10:04AM
Thanks, ladies, I appreciate your thoughts.

TonyA Plus
12 11 Spain
28 Feb 2007 10:07AM
Superb toned B&W image. Excellent tonalities and detail with a very good set-up.


PS Good eye level you have. My mesa image was 0,4 slanted. As they say in Spanish "I couldn't see a straw in my eye".
28 Feb 2007 10:11AM
love it. feels like those boots have a story to tell.
shortski Plus
11 3 1 England
28 Feb 2007 11:33AM
i like this, strange how a pair of boots can be so atmospheric...great light and treatment...jojo
ann_g Plus
13 19 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 11:41AM
Wonderful study. Ann Smile
NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
28 Feb 2007 1:47PM
I prefer this shot John, as the light is a little more contrasty. The others were a little flat for my taste, maybe its the texture of the wall?....
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
28 Feb 2007 4:26PM
Almost could have been thrown there, left to rot. Another fine still life, subject matter we see a lot of, John. Ron.
28 Feb 2007 6:03PM
Like this one best, it's the composition that is more appealing to me. Lovely mix of texture and tones in this image.
JohnHorne Plus
13 1.0k
2 Mar 2007 6:09PM
Thanks everyone - it's useful to have an independent perspective on ones pics.
akh Plus
13 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
5 May 2007 11:17AM
Much prefer this composition to the previous two. Nicer lighting and overall concept.
Very nice light on it.


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