Neva Scheveon Feb 25
Mary, thank you for sharing how you did this. yes, the use of reflectors is fine, and in this case, a very good idea. :) For the Out and About, there are no restrictions about post processing.
David Powerson Feb 25
This is a great photo. Love the sharpness. The well worn shoes really adds to the feel of the photo
Mary Newon Feb 25
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!
I received a reflector for Christmas and this has been my first chance to use it. Window light to the left and the reflector on the right (I think I was holding it up high) to highlight the inside of the shoe and the heel - pretty sure I used the golden side of the reflector for warmth. Hope the use of the reflector was ok and not considered artificial light.
Also post processed using Photoshop Elements and Nik Plugins (mainly tonal contrast filter).
Bill Stoffelon Feb 24
Edward Curtis 1868 - 1952
Mary, a superb photo. LIGHT, SUBJECT MATTER, COMPOSITION (including the cropping) and CAMERA CRAFT are all perfect in my estimation. Was the lighting just from the window or did you also use a little artificial light to bring up a few shadow areas?
Bill Stoffelon Feb 23
Very nice photo. Unique idea with good composition, focus, and exposure.
Carol Leighon Feb 21
When I opened the entire page of photos, this one really caught my eye. The quality of light, the sharpness, the overall grungy look -- all are so appealing. You could have easily blown out the highlights or lost a lot in the shadows, but you didn't.
This is so petty I hate to even mention it, but I wish the metal thingy at the end of the leash, the clip, weren't hidden down in the curve of the leash; I wish the entire clasp were visible so I could see more of its form. See? So nitpicky!
Beautifully done photograph. The warm colors, the way the shoes look weatherbeaten and bitten, everything works and is totally appropriate to the concept. Well done!
Kathy Greenon Feb 20
Great textures and detail in the whites. Awesome composition too.
Neva Scheveon Feb 17
This is a wonderful image. The composition, detail in the whites is really good. I love how it shows the richness of the brown leather in the leash. I love it.
Linda Martin Piechotaon Feb 16
I agree with Willie. Very nice.
Willy Chuon Feb 16
A unique still life. The soft lighting, yet sharpness of detail, make this a very eye catching photo.