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May 28th, 2009
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Four views of a paper bag.



















I bought shoes. This, in and of itself, is not an unusual occurance.
I have European size 37 feet. This happens to be the size that sample shoes, one off shoes manufacturers produce to demonstrate and sell (or not) a particular style to the shops. Every so often these sample shoes go on sale through discount stores, and that's where I got a unique pair of little low heeled purple shoes.

What does this have to do with the pics? They came packed in this plain white paper bag, and I just so happened to be doing a white on white photo challenge last weekend. I'm almost happier with these than with the origami shots I put actual planning into.

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From:ayoub
Date:May 28th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
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These are lovely! The first one is very eyecatching... :D
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From:timbrk
Date:May 28th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
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Stylish! Good photos of simple thing.
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From:yo_sarrian
Date:May 28th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
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These are awesome. Love it... the only thing I would say is that I'd personally bump up the contrast so that it's a bit more "black and white" and less "shades of medium gray".
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 28th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
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But photoshop's cheating haven't you heard. :D :D :D
I'll give it a go - I was being lazy last night and didn't spend any extra time on post-processing.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 29th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)

'shopped,

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Or rather GIMPed to within an inch of its life.

bag

What d'ya reckon?

Edited at 2009-05-29 07:27 am (UTC)
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From:yo_sarrian
Date:May 29th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)

Re: 'shopped,

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Yeah... that's the stuff :)
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From:sarahdotcom
Date:May 28th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
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ooooh, shoes!
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From:pixie_nz
Date:May 28th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Oooh I can sometimes fit a 37 size shoe (I'm mostly a 38), where are these discount stores? Otaki?
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 28th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
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I don't generally go to Otaki on the scooter. ;) These ones were from that temporary shop on Willis St near the construction zone.
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From:zebraartist
Date:May 28th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
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oh, great idea for the white on white challenge - nice set of images!

I'm not going to make any suggestions (like our mutual friend Yo did *waving at Yo* ....and I'm fighting really hard not to use quotation marks some place in this message!
Cheaters never prosper, and besides, they don't do real photography, anyway!


hahahahahahah - oh, sorry. I digress!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 28th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, hello and welcome! Constructive criticisim is highly appreciated around here, as is punctuation, but if your quote mark key is wearing out I totally understand.
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From:zebraartist
Date:May 28th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
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oh, darn it!
I knew I forgot to tell you something...
I abuse punctuation...not always on purpose, but yes, I do! There! I said it!

(I don't know if you saw it through all the 70-some messages over there - but for one person, the ONLY thing she had to say over there was something about my need to use quotation marks - oh, to be 19 again, and to have alllll the answers. heh)
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 28th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
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Well, I've been lurking 'round the intrawebs long enough that a spelling/grammar/punctuation flame really just doesn't register any more. Mostly I read through the 70 comments to see how many of the standard arguments came up.
So far I've got
* You can do it all in a darkroom anyway.
* Ansel Adams did it in a darkroom so it's ok.
* My personal favourite - Your camera's software is going to make decisions about white balance et cetera whether you like it or not - you might as well take charge of the process.
* The pretentious artistic argument - Art is not artificially limited to certain processes (it may of course be limited by current technology, but there are smart people working on that all the time), unless the artist so chooses, at which point the process becomes part of the artistic statement. (The you can make art with a computer, or with a hole-in-a-box, or anything in between argument.)

Have I missed any? Also, You gonna add me back?
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From:zebraartist
Date:May 28th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
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oops!
I thought I added you when I started snooping over here :-)
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 29th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I figured it was an oversight. :D
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From:micheinnz
Date:May 29th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
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Aha, another tiny-footed person! I'm also a Euro 37. Getting steelcaps is big fun.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 29th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
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I'll bet. One of my exes used to make fun of the cuteness of my tramping boots next to his. Granted, they are pretty cute.

Edited at 2009-05-29 11:34 am (UTC)
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