Geoff Shaw  


Untitled by Geoff Shaw

December 2019 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Blue shoes

In this image I snapped a momentary pose of a woman using her phone as she unconsciously adopted this curious stance. It is creative in that it is out of the ordinary. The stark monochrome is relieved by the vivid spot-colour of the blue shoes and the hem strip on the dress.


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6 comments posted

Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Quirky - interesting shots are always fun.   Posted: 12/04/2019 18:10:11

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Unusual stance. Agree, the blue shoes are the subject. Showing the whole body would tell more of a story.   Posted: 12/04/2019 18:57:48
Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
Thanks for the comment. I hear what you say, but I saw the story in the diagonals of the crossed legs and colours, and the tight framing meant there were no distractions in the background. A wider shot would have brought in street, cars, buildings, and other people as the background to the upper body which would have distracted from the story of the image as I envisioned it at the time.   Posted: 12/07/2019 17:28:56
Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Geoff, ah ha, that explains it all. Good work and good eye. Thanks for the dialogue.   Posted: 12/08/2019 16:31:08

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
I like the image, I think the composition and exposure are handled well. I think that showing the whole body would be nice and it would be an entirely different image. I like what you have done with this. I think you did a fine ob spotting the unusual, to me that is what makes street photography.   Posted: 12/07/2019 11:37:03

Orest Ukrainsky   Orest Ukrainsky
Great shot and framing I like the ballet pose with the ballet slippers. The vivid blues on the mellow grey make this image POP!   Posted: 12/09/2019 19:33:47