Monday, July 20, 2009

I Heart Faces: Feet




So this was a challenge for me this week. Feet are not something I EVER photograph. And, quite frankly, no one in my family has really great feet. The feet in both my family and J's are known rather for their size than their beauty or delicacy. But, Sofi obliged me, and hopefully the rose doesn't provide too great a contrast to her scruffy, 6-year-old bare feet :) Don't forget to click on the photo to see the whole thing. I post them pretty big and blogger cuts it off on the side. I need to figure out what size fits better...

I love constructive criticism and suggestions, please feel free to add your comments. I also love new readers and followers! If you follow me, I'll follow you :)

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18 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

I love this pic. I love that the details of the grass come out and I love the colors. The rose at her feet adds a really nice touch. :)

Dawn Farias said...

Alright, you said you love constructive criticism, so here's mine:

I don't think the flower adds anything. I love whatever effects you did to the grass and feet. I love the one big toe pointing up. I would have liked to seen that foot centered, no flower, no second foot...

Is that good criticism? Are you going to stop following me now? Did I offend? (I'm feeling my people pleaser coming out strong here...)

Rebecca said...

I love it. :)

Marla said...

I like it - like your editing. It's soft and feminine - girl's feet for sure.
You mentioned your photo size issue. I had this as well, and I download my images to photobucket too. I make sure that the box under the download box (it says "reduce to:") is changed to 640x480-large size. That way, my entire photo fits on the screen and I don't have to scroll down to see the entire photo.
Just a little tip. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

glutenfree4goofs said...

I love the feet in the green grass! :) Very cute. While I like Dawn's suggestions I would have liked to see more tosies, but that's just me. Your effects are nice!
Jessie at Blog Schmog

JanMary said...

Love the contrast between the rose and the feet. Would maybe have moved the rose off-center with the feet more the main focus.

heidiannie said...

I love all the textures in this photo! I would love to paint it in oil and see the grass and rose in greater contrast- I think it has a soft and feminine feel in color that calls even more attention to the texture. Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany Walensky said...

Looks lovely!

Mandi said...

Great processing, I love the color.

Joanie said...

I take far too many photos of feet, but almost none of them of bare feet. And almost all the feet I find belong to performers. Is that weird?

Niecey said...

That's very pretty. I love the soft, desaturated look.
I love feet.

Caroline said...

I really like the shot - everything about it (even the flower) although I am inclined to agree that the flower is not really necessary - it's just pretty, but then so are the feet! Also - I quite like the accidental blogger crop - just leaving a suggestion of a second foot! If you hadn't mentioned it wasn't the whole picture I wouldn't have known and I liked what I saw. Adding the second foot made an odd v shape (upside down) in the picture. Just my CC - but it IS a great shot :D I'm signing in as a follower :D

Brooke said...

Great job with the editing! It's a fun picture. And I like the big toy sticking up too.

Melinda said...

I have to tell ya, I am not a big fan of feet...of course unless they are baby feet. : ) BUT somehow you managed to take a beautiful pic of a pair of adult feet. Well done!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

great idea to use a prop to draw attention to the feet!

Becca said...

I love the picture! I think you did a great job with it :-) that's such a pretty flower too!

Rebecca said...

Cute toes and nice feet!

Catherine said...

What a cute pic!

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