"Ruby Slippers and Ballet shoes" by Bradley Shawn  Rabon


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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During a recent visit to our lovely friends home in Painswick, Gloucestershire, in England, I was asked to photograph some of the rooms for our friends as they were preparing to move back to the States after nearly 5 years here. We enjoyed so much our stays with them and will miss it greatly. I love this old cottage in which they lived. This shot is of their daughters room who is now away at a college in West Texas. Our little girl stayed in this lovely room and was intrigued with the collection of books and of course the shoes. My daughter loves ballet and enjoyed the pair hanging on the wall, as well as the glittering ruby shoes sitting comfortably on the dresser. I thought this to be a lovely image which shows the collection of memories and treasures that their daughter has collected over the years.

“Time moves on, one tick at a time. The memories these shelve hold tells this story of mine. Journeys I have taken and moments I have shared, give my life direction for the storms left to fare. I hold these treasured thoughts tightly close to my heart, as I venture in this world with new chapters to start.”

This is a HDR image combining 6 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs. Slight adjustments in lighting and tone were done using the enhanced details tool.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
0.3 sec., 1/2, 1/5, 1/8, 1/13, 1/20
ISO 400

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    another winner

  • Thank you Steve. So wonderful of you to say. I do love this shot.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 5 years ago

    WOW! you covered everything here! stunning shot

  • Thank you my friend. I really appreciate the compliment. So much here to take it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricabout 5 years ago

    This is so cool..lots to see…love the bright colors and love the reflection and lighting. Very good work. And thank you for the reply back :)

  • Thank you again for such a lovely compliment. I will treasure your kind words. You are very welcome btw.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 5 years ago

    Really clever use of the mirror!!
    Love the ballet shoes!!

  • Me too. Thank you my dear friend. I will use a mirror whenever I can, you know that.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreabout 5 years ago

    This is wonderful as always…You have this gift to tell such nice stories and add little poems to bring us into your photos. Thank you for the trip to your lovely friends cottage. a truely beautiful place.

  • Thank you greatly my dear friend. How have you been? I pray well. I appreciate the wonderfully encouraging compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • anisja
    anisjaabout 5 years ago

    Very good use of HDR . Nice composition and a story .

  • Thank you once more. I really appreciate your warm and encouraging compliments.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot Shawn!

  • Thank you my dear friend. I only work with the subject… which in this case was marvelous. I do appreciate your support and encouragement. You always leave me wonderful compliments.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago


  • So fabulous of you! Thank you greatly for the honour. Big smile on my face now…. can’t scrub it off with a steel wool!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

    great capture !
    it seems that it should look great in this challenge , don’t you think ??? lol
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you so very much! I have done now, and I am a bit nervous about it, cause there are some amazing pieces in there, but hey, it is fun right. I really appreciate the compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesabout 5 years ago

    love this peek into the life of young gal. raised 2 myself & can attest to what they gather in – lolol!!

  • Well I have that all to come as my daughter is just about to turn 8 in Jan. Thank you so very much for your lovely compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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