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These shoes were abandoned in the middle of a flat roof on a building next to my hotel at Venice Beach, LA. They made me wonder how they got there, who they’d belonged to, etc.

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm. Captured in RAW, converted to JPG in CS4. Post-pro tonal adjustment only. Original monochrome colouring!

This sad song, Going Nowhere by the late Elliott Smith, seems to echo the mood perfectly.

“Return to this abandoned place, Should a been forgot
Echoes drown the conversation out, Echoes that only seem to bring about
A silent expression, Things you may allow, Going nowhere”

Featured in Hipster Haven
28.08.2012, 101 views

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  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéover 2 years ago

    very cool :) xxx

  • Denise, thank you!!:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Kind of neat how the surface has only two colours and how that gets reflected in the shoes.

  • Mui-Ling Teh, I thought it was neat when I spotted them on that roof. I like the leading lines of the roof surface too. thank you! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 2 years ago

    Maybe they belonged to one of Santa’s helpers, as they skipped across the rooftops last December…? hehe
    ( it makes for a great still life )

  • Larry, that is a lovely idea. This was on the last roof before the Pacific at Venice Beach and the shoes were facing the ocean side. So maybe the helper jumped into a sleigh for ride westwards to Japan or maybe Downunder to you:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 2 years ago

    This is wonderful! :)))

  • Thank you, Kasia! Lovely to hear from you. Pozdrawiam, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    interesting shot

  • Thank you, LoneAngel!

    – Kasia-D

  • Thank you, pleased you like it!

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago


  • Sylvia, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    great shot!
    very cool work, Kasia

  • Tori, thank you! Much appreciated.

    – Kasia-D

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 2 years ago

    03.08.2012. Wow, just noticed this has been featured in Hipster Haven Thank you so much to the hosts!!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • lroof
    lroofover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature – very much appreciated! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

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