J. Lanning Smith  

Boots on the Ground by J. Lanning Smith

December 2019 - Boots on the Ground

About the Image(s)

Sometimes I find it pays to look down. In this case, I was in the grocery store and happened to see these two women, both wearing jeans and having on the identical pair of boots. I just had to take a picture of that. I took a couple random shots, but I couldn't get down low enough to get a good shot. Then they saw what I was doing and agreed to allow me to get a photograph. Then I got my camera down practically on the ground and took the shot. But it did result in more of a posed shot than I was hoping to get.

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4 comments posted

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Kinky Boots, love it! I would not have known they posed for you if you didn't say something about it and asking for someone to pose is no crime in street photography. I like the composition from thigh level down. To me the exposure and focus is spot on.   Posted: 12/03/2019 09:51:12

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
What a fun image!! I love the pose because it looks like they are having a conversation about how they both purchased the same pair of boots!! Very strong impact in the color combination and the brightness and clarity of the boots themselves. I would take off a slice at the top to eliminate the yellow, if possible. Even without that, great image!   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:42:09

Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
Love the shot. I wonder if they knew each other and bought the same boots on purpose it they did it randomly. Either way is is a great shot.   Posted: 12/03/2019 12:26:17

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
You nailed the composition, color and clarity on this one, Jim. If you hadn't mentioned it, I would not have guessed it was posed. Looks to me as though the women are having a conversation and the one on the right is speaking about the boots. I think Carol's right about cropping out that small bit of yellow at the top of the image. Neat shot!   Posted: 12/09/2019 10:22:42