Feet theme highlights
By Shoot & Tellshoottell. Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:54:02 PM
Pictures selected and commented by Sami
What I learned this month? I learned feet can tell much about us. They can be cold, they can be warm, or busy, tired or relaxed. They can be alone or together. And above all, we need them. Without feet we would be like a bird in a cage.
This is my son, Diogo. He is 3 years old. We have this place by the sea - Riacho Beach - North Shore of Alagoas - Northeast of Brazil.
It was this morning... The weather was cool (for us Brazilians) We had a high tide and we both were watching the sea. This is the place we can be together and chill. We were counting the waves when one tiny wave was about to hit us.
Sami's commentary: The composition and colors work well together. Makes me wish to be there on shores of Alagoas
That's Susi, one of my dogs. She was sleeping, and yes, I woke up her just because I didn't want that my dog's feet (feet? ok, paw) had appeared in the photo without her head. It would be strange. But that's it
Sami's commentary: I have a soft spot for wide angle pictures taken like this, close to the subject and against the light
Mmmm My loves. My daughter's feet. I think I will always love this photo, although done this afternoon taken on 'the fly' with my iphone. I just realized they are in order, counter clockwise besides the last pair of feet! How many miles have these feet walked? Where have they been, how have they been pampered, or injured?
Sami's commentary: This is just wonderful idea. I love the way how feet and flowers form a ring, a wreath, and a frame. Black and white is just perfect choice for this to emphasize the unity of family instead of nail color of individuals'
My Feet Is Pointing Up With The Arrow (A Black/White Version)
Sami's commentary: Triangle forms a simple and nice frame for feet I took a liberty to take the story from version in colors. For me this works best in black and white because it just is the best choice to present simple shapes and forms. Color is good choice to show the beauty of nature, and sepia works when there is need to emphasize depth in the picture
i put my feet up into the shelf in my office; my chocolaytic feet. Hmmwah!
Sami's commentary: Well captured moment of everyday life Excellent and intersting framing. Flash kills the ambience a little, but I guess it was necessary
Her name is Mocha. She is 14 weeks old. I've been trying to get pictures of her at eye level. And she'd be excited whenever I get down. The next thing you know, she is jumping all over my face. So a picture like this is what I normally get.
Sami's commentary: The fore paws form such a nice frame for feet behind. And the rest of the picture I just envy. I so love this kind of unusual compositions, where only part of the head is seen, and the shallow depth of field, and yet there can be seen harmonic balance between elements
run to the theme
Sami's commentary: Just lovely Scenes like these make the day I didn't know there are special socks like these for sandals
Can you walk on one foot?
Sami's commentary: Masterpiece that does not come easy. And if it does, then it's pure luck Here's also a good example how well sepia gives depth to the picture when it is needed
The wife is the great slippers.
Sami's commentary: Here the slippers are obvious main subject, and therefore color is important element. Diagonal composition makes the picture dynamic and interesting, adding paths for gaze to follow and find much more around the picture
A snapshot from a hiking trip.
Sami's commentary: Like a statue, a monument for all hikers around the world. And warm earthly colors give feeling of great forests and hills around
The foot of a little passionate photographer!!!
I'll probably have to recommend him this Blog!!!
Sami's commentary: I can see many frames. Feet framed with frames, a hand as a frame, and pigeons also framed in the middle And the stories like these are just big bonus, making us to discover even more in the picture
When the sunset is coming is my time for running. Yesterday it was only 9 km because of darkness. Today i have to go a bit earlier
Sami's commentary: Wonderful moment and good example why we should always carry camera with us The quality is not everything, more important is to capture the feeling.
Battle reenactors in French colonial uniform firing a canon at the Fort de Chartres, Illinois.
I probably would not have framed the photograph this way if were not for this month's feet theme. 'Why not take the shot from almost at ground level?', I thought, so I did. This was taken with a long telephoto lens very close to the ground, on a tripod, and is one of a rapid series of shots and cropped to emphasise the cannon and blast.
Sami's commentary: Clever idea to crop the image to make it go along with the theme Besides the cropping is well done. Peeps, do go to Richard's pages to see the original But what is more important is the perfect timing to capture a moment like this.
Ohhhhh my feet has gained weight
I need a Feet Diet
Maybe cleaning my nails will help
Sami's commentary: This is just a brilliant idea. So simple but well built setting. The colors work well because the warm color of floor tiles form such a nice frame for feet. And red led numbers just must be shown in red!
Feet of my favorite fisherman before they meet a soapy water
Sami's commentary: I see poetry in this picture. I see life. i see hard work. I see destiny. I see history of photography
My feet and me have been walking today now tucked in and at rest
Sami's commentary: Just to see my friend's feet healthy makes me happy. I have worried so much because of Eva. And the picture and story are of course nice because they give very warm and cosy feeling
Living in a "nuclear family" is like growing new roots for future generations. I hope one day the children of my wife sees me something else than just as my "wifes husband". Father I can't never be to them, but something... Maybe at least a friend.
Sami's commentary: It is difficult to say anything about my own photographs. Please tell me what you think