Beats your average factory-produced business shoes, for sure! (2,730 views on 9 July 2014.)
Traditional rich colours and upturned toes of North Indian footwear on display in Singapore. These shoes are worn by men and while I’m told they are extremely comfortable, I’ve never road-tested them!
I shot this image in a display setting outside a store in Singapore’s Little India area. Because it was indoors, the low light was a help, not a hindrance.
This was one of about half a dozen frames, but I reckon it has the edge because of the depth of field, the tight composition – and the fact it would be a great advertisement for a three-legged race.
I shot this aspect deliberately, so that a viewer’s eye would first be drawn to the intricate, gilt handiwork on the shoes – and then be drawn forward to the graceful, long points.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F6.7, 1/45 sec, ISO 800, focal length 88mm.
Featured in INCREDIBLE INDIA group in May, 2009.
Featured in SHOES group in May, 2009.
Featured in ODD ONE OUT, August 2009.
TOP 10 in FOOTWEAR challenge, September 2009.
TOP 10 in HAPPY HAVEN challenge, September 2009.
Featured in PHOTOGRAPHY – RULE OF THIRDS, September 2009.
Featured in AUTHENTIC INDIA, October 2009.
Featured in COLLECTORS’ CORNER, April 2010.
Featured in COMPLEX SIMPLICITY, May 2010.
Featured in #3, May 2010.
Featured in STORY THROUGH IMAGE, September 2010.
Featured in VISUAL PUZZLES, December 2010.
Featured in RAINBOW (GOLD), March 2011.
Featured in ALPHABET SOUP (LETTER S), May 2011.
Top 10, SHOES Challenge (2-a-week), July 2011.