EXERCISE: Legs Only

bdcolenbdcolen CaptureRealityRegistered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
edited April 13, 2011 in Street and Documentary
Ready for a new exercise? Shoot a stranger or strangers, without asking permission, from within 12 feet, from the waist down. Yes, you may shoot just feet if you want to. Yes, you may shoot from the knees down. The point is that I don't want to see anything of your subjects from the waist up. I'll leave the details on setting this up to Richard - but let's say the deadline for posting ONE IMAGE is Sunday, April 10.

B. D.
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"He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

"The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    YESSSS!!!!!
    I don't think anything will beat the MIT entry;)
    Liz A.
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2011
    YESSSS!!!!!
    I don't think anything will beat the MIT entry;)

    It sure knocked my socks off.rolleyes1.gif
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    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Registered Users Posts: 1,692 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2011
    Does it have to be fresh, or can it be an oldie?

    - Wil
    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited March 30, 2011
    Fresh. If you have an older shot that has not been posted, you could put it in a separate thread, but this is an exercise. deal.gif
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited April 1, 2011
    Let's keep it simple. Post your entries and comments in this thread, OK? thumb.gif
  • indiegirlindiegirl Light Wrangler. Registered Users Posts: 930 Major grins
    edited April 2, 2011
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited April 2, 2011
    indiegirl wrote: »
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    Nice! Saw this in your original thread and thought it would fit here. Only thing missing are red laces on the sneaker in the back...
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited April 6, 2011
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    Liz A.
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  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,235 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2011
    I love the idea of this exercise. I just seem to be stuck in torso mode right now...
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited April 9, 2011
  • PattiPatti Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,576 Major grins
    edited April 9, 2011
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    The use of a camera is similar to that of a knife. You can use it to peel potatoes, or carve a flute. ~ E. Kahlmeyer
    ... I'm still peeling potatoes.

    patti hinton photography
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited April 10, 2011
    @Liz: The visible sandwich gave me a good laugh. Nice catch.

    @Patti: Three for the price of one. Good composition and nice tonal range.
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Registered Users Posts: 1,621 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Registered Users Posts: 341 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
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    Syncopation

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
  • PattiPatti Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,576 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
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    I like the contrast of the tattoo on the right hand and the shoes that instantly took me back to the nuns who taught me in school. Great shot. I like the processing too. thumb.gif
    The use of a camera is similar to that of a knife. You can use it to peel potatoes, or carve a flute. ~ E. Kahlmeyer
    ... I'm still peeling potatoes.

    patti hinton photography
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
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  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Registered Users Posts: 341 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
    Very nice. Was this a grab shot or one you had to wait for?
    Syncopation

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
    Very nice. Was this a grab shot or one you had to wait for?

    Thanks!

    I stayed there about five minutes and took about eight shots to land this one.
  • FlyingginaFlyinggina To see and not be seen Registered Users Posts: 2,639 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
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    Virginia
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    "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know." Diane Arbus

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  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2011
    Flyinggina wrote: »
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    Virginia

    Looks like a guy with a girl's bag...
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited April 11, 2011
    rainbow wrote: »
    Thanks!

    I stayed there about five minutes and took about eight shots to land this one.
    It's too bad nobody in really high heels passed by, but I still like the result. The white/black juxtaposition works well.
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited April 11, 2011
    I love feet.

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    Finally, a self-portrait:

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  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Registered Users Posts: 1,692 Major grins
    edited April 11, 2011
    J'en ai deux!!

    1:

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    2:
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    :D

    - Wil
    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited April 11, 2011
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    Guy dressed up all nice carrying his lunch in a plastic bag...:)
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,235 Major grins
    edited April 13, 2011
    Collision
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited April 13, 2011
    So far, I think the feet vying for the much sought after glass slipper are those offered by Syncopation, Rainbow, and Sara's green feet. There are other excellent offerings - I especially like Richard's legs though I'd chop off the foot, which I find distracting, but the three I mentioned are each pretty special.

    B. D.
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited April 13, 2011
    Rainbow!
    It just hit me--when did you take that shot?
    I'm thinking for the "Kubrick challenge"--It kind of screams Kubrick to me.

    EDIT--WEll done to the glass slipper contenders!
    I definately should have tried a little harder.
    Liz A.
    _________
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited April 13, 2011
    bdcolen wrote: »
    So far, I think the feet vying for the much sought after glass slipper are those offered by Syncopation, Rainbow, and Sara's green feet. There are other excellent offerings - I especially like Richard's legs though I'd chop off the foot, which I find distracting, but the three I mentioned are each pretty special.

    B. D.

    Fun!

    Full disclosure: the other two are old (some day I'll start reading first, then doing, something that has never been my strong suit :-) ), but the green sneakers were shot just the other day.
  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Registered Users Posts: 1,692 Major grins
    edited April 13, 2011
    Apologies for the haste of mine, but the only other pic I have which might fit, is this one:

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    which has been used before, and is about 40 years old (the pic that is; the legs are at least double that by now!)

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    - Wil
    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited April 13, 2011
    It looks 40 years old - and it's wonderful. The stolid, stockinged legs and "sensible" shoes on the right, the high heeled slim boots and higher hemlined coat on the left - fantastic. To say nothing of the light, the water - great shot, Wil

    B. D.
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
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