When I began this blog back in August never in a million years did I imagine using these images for the “Two Of Us” theme. In fact I had one ready to use for todays post until I had a light bulb moment this morning. Last night our photography group had a field trip to work on light painting. I took my gear with me but had volunteered to help with some of the demonstrations so ended up not shooting. Instead I loaned my tripod to a newer member who forgot part of hers at home and wouldn’t have been able to participate. Shortly after arriving to go over the evenings event I noticed my shoes after bending down had broken apart under the arches. I laughed it off thinking well they are 13 years old and had recorded many miles over that time. Well, as the evening went on every step I took another piece fell away especially when we were set up on a gravel road. Step by step, inch by inch my feet began to feel like I had no shoes on at all. Eventually I just couldn’t take any more and headed for home and joked with one of our fellow bloggers I had to take a picture of my shoes to send to everyone later. He reminded me I could use the shot for the “Below The Knees” theme which I had already done. So thinking of today’s post I had that light bulb moment to use my broken shoes. Looking at the first photo you can see a little damage on the sides but, turning them over is another thing! Look closely you can see some of the gravel still stuck in the soles!
ISO 3200 Focal length 22mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter speed 1/25 Aperture Priority
ISO 3200 Focal length 26mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter speed 1/30 Aperture Priority
The women in my small quilting group had warned me that this happens to rubber soled shoes here. I don’t have a clue why, maybe its the humidity, but they all have had shoes/sandals do the same thing and one of the members last night told me it happened to her when she was at a party. Every step she took she left black pieces of her shoes behind. I’ve enjoyed the shoes for a long time and am sad to have to throw them away but, at least I was able to use them for one of my few remaining themes!