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Wedding Shoes

By Wellspring  
Placed on a mirror with black card on two sides.
Used daylight and Photoshop to tidy up bits and also to place invite in picture.

1/3sec f/11 10mm

Tags: Wedding Fashion Reflection Digitally manipulated Wedding and social Shoes Portraits and people

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Charity 12 5 United States
27 Dec 2008 6:42AM
Beautiful idea and nicely executed!
Jillian63 13 1
27 Dec 2008 10:14AM
Excellent shoe shot. So clean and well executed.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 10:12AM
I've been looking at this for some time, John. I like the idea, the set-up and the two main colours, but the mirror reflections look a bit odd to me, especially the undersides of the shoes. The "stand" on the right is too dominant, and I can't help thinking the shoes would look better without it. It's not obvious what the piece of material is that you've placed between the shoes and invitation, though it does provide a soft element.
Wellspring 12 86 37 England
29 Dec 2008 10:53PM
Thank you for the comments.

Pam - the strange reflections, I have found out, are caused by double reflections from the surface of the glass and the mirror surface under the glass. Perplex needs to be used to get a single reflection.

We did not have the stocking in the photo to begin with but it was missing something. In the second mod it is easier to see it.

I wonder if you still think the shoe box on the right is still too big in version 2.

Many thanks again for your time to make comments.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 12:38AM
The second version shows the stocking better, John, but of the two, I prefer the first version because the box is too overpowering in the second. I can better understand the reflections now that you have explained it. I think the stocking would look better if it were more to the fore, or perhaps with one side showing, instead of having both sides hidden behind the shoe and card. Or maybe a pair of white gloves would be better, as they are more obviously recognisable?
I've had a look at your wedding album. You have some interesting ideas. I can also now see that you use the idea of smaller pictures superimposed onto larger ones quite a lot.
Wellspring 12 86 37 England
31 Dec 2008 12:50PM
Thanks for the feedback Pam.

I have looked at the box and so far am not able to relate to it being 'overpowering'. I have tried to imagine what it would be like without the box, but I find that difficult to imagine; my brain does not work that way.

I think the next time I have shoes to shoot I will bear in mind your comments and see how I like the end result.

Thanks again for your continued constructive comments

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