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Old Doc Martens

By JohnHorne  
Final one in the series. Again, reusing a couple of boards saved from the loft. Not entirely happy with the way that resizing has introduced a pattern into the grain on the floor - you'll have to take my word for it that there's no such problem on the full-size image.

Thanks for your comments on the previous uploads - again, it would be useful to know how you feel this one compares with Muddy Boots , Football Boots and Old Trainers.

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

Tripod, manual focus, mirror lockup, 2 sec at f/11.

Tags: General Black and white

Voters: EDan, Slaterm, plugin and 32 more

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Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2007 9:03AM
like the tones and the detail, especially the grain in the wood. Timeless feel to these images John - have enjoyed them

1 Mar 2007 11:23AM
Like a lot this composition.
Good tones and lighting. Lovely image for me.

rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
1 Mar 2007 4:37PM
Good soft lighting and tones. Brings out the texture John. Ron.
LINDAW 14 18 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2007 11:50PM
Lovely light. Nice treatment
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
2 Mar 2007 5:53PM
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
2 Mar 2007 5:53PM
wonderfully accomplished
JohnHorne 16 1.0k
2 Mar 2007 6:08PM
Cheers all !
claret 16 49 England
12 Mar 2007 8:49AM
Not sure why John but the shots of the boots on the floor seem to work better than the ones hanging from the door. It may be the type of footwear - the trainers/footy boots perhaps don't have a traditional/old fashioned look about them that matches the background/treatment. Hope that helps.
JohnHorne 16 1.0k
12 Mar 2007 7:30PM
Thanks for the comment, Iain. It's always useful to have other people's insights, especially when they explain why something works (or doesn't).

akh Plus
16 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
5 May 2007 11:03AM
Really like the lighting and range of tones.

Just had a look at all of the others and this is my favourite.
ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
5 May 2007 11:05AM
I love the texture of the old wooden background, which echoes the wear of the old boots. Lovely detail and tones.
Cormy 13 3 England
27 Oct 2007 8:57PM
tremendous image

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