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Challenge: Shoes III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-650/T4i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jan 20, 2015
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 13
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2015

Shot with a mini tripod with available window light in the late afternoon. Showing the wear my Blundstones have taken on their soles, perhaps like our own souls sometimes go through wear and tear yet still remain beautiful.

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08/15/2015 03:16:29 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An effective shot that meets the challenge well.

Your lighting is good in the way it is emphasising the manufacturer's name which is a name I am unfamiliar with but I assume is associated with a quality shoe? I also like the way the other heel reflects the wear that the shoes have had, this is a refreshing change from stock type images of brand new shoes that look as though they have come straight off the advertising page. That same lighting is picking out the textures of the leather and the stitching in a way that adds to the detail of the whole image.

I'm looking at your exif data and really wondering why you have used such a very small aperture? I know you are close to the shoes and therefore a reduced DOF but given the restricted depth within the shoes themselves I would have thought you could have used something nearer f8-f11 and still got everything in sharp focus. The reasons I mention it are mainly that you are making life harder for yourself in that your shutter speed is much slower thereby requiring good camera support and the smallest aperture will often degrade the overall image quality. Often as well the ISO is raised to get back to more manageable shutter speeds although I'm glad to see you have not done so here.

Anyway, thanks for your submission, Sid
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01/24/2015 03:53:29 PM
Look like jungle boots. Interesting idea as most shots are of the toe or sole of the shoe. Good job.
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