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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Photo Friday Challenge #4

I can't believe I have already been doing this photo challenge for 4 weeks! I am having so much fun :)

This weeks challenge is all about 'shoes' - you can check out all the details on Carly's blog, including the lovely photos by the other participants.

I found my sons work boots outside against the front of the house. I just loved the texture of the brick and the frayed and worn leather. I also think the paint splatters and scuff marks add interest to the photo.


Since I am using this challenge as a learning tool, I played around a bit in Photoshop and boosted the colours a bit - I would be invested to know which photo you prefer? 


Why don't you grab your camera and join us!

Jay Gee

19 comments:

Michelle said...

I love this photo, Judith! I was loving the first photo, but then when I needed to choose a favourite, I think I like the second one best,for the extra texture and grittiness.

cutiephinphin said...

I'm not a photography expert... I love the 2nd photo. The 1st picture looks to me somewhat a little overexposure especially against the brick wall.

Meadie said...

Great photo Judith:) I think I like the second one, the boots stand out a bit more! With a houseful of country boys I have about 20 pairs of boots at the back door - I'm sure they multiply:) So glad you are enjoying the challenges....must pop over for a look, hugs x x

Joy said...

Well two minds must think alike, I was going to photograph Darryl's shoes, but I think you beat me to it...LOL will have to have the thinking cap on now...you photo is fabulous, I love that you played around with Photoshop too..hugs

Karen B. said...

Great photo, but I honestly like the first one better. I think it gives more of an aged, well worn kind of look.

Jen W. said...

I definitely I like the first one better. The washed out look from the sun goes along with the worn, dusty look of the boots.
Keep 'em coming, Judith! I'm loving seeing all your gorgeous shots! :)

Jen said...

I like the first one better. The wiped out color feel makes it more interesting.

Jeanette Marchand said...

Great photos! I like the first one better, though. The faded colours emphasize the fact that these boots have seen a lot of work. For me, I think that the brighter brick colour of the second photo takes away from the 'tired' look of the boots.

SmilynStef said...

I like the first one better ... seems to bring out the warn texture of the boots more ... love the picture ... it would be great on a card.

Susanne V. said...

Great shots! Can't decide which one I like better!

Jenny said...

Great subject again Judith, your so creative with a camera too :)
The second photo shows so much more texture in the boots...definitely my fave :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

I like the 2nd picture the best. It shows the subject in a more vivid content. I think the boots stand out as the hard wear they are! Paint, scuffs, and rips.
Cheryl McAskill
c.mcaskill@verizon.net

Dawn said...

Fabulous Judith. I love the first one.... really love the soft colours of the bricks. I too took a photo of my son's shoes...or rather his jandals. Will be posting later this week.

Suzi said...

What a story these photos could tell! I love them both. Great shots.
http://suzi-doodles.blogspot.com/2012/01/shoes.html

Janneke said...

I like the first one ;o) But they are both great photots. thanks for sharing the story about these shoes, I think it is a great idea leave them outside after a day working ...

Sue said...

Love this photo Judith, the second of the two is the one that grabs my attention the most! Who would have thought a pair of old boots could look so good!:)

Angela said...

Great photo! I prefer the second pic.

Angela said...

Great photo! I prefer the second pic.

Bridget Larsen said...

I love the touched up photo