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Mystery of the Sandals

ISO800 50mm f/6.3 1/60sec

Its been a while since I’ve posted a black and white street shot, as most of my attention lately has been on certain color palettes. Well I finally came across a shot where I thought a black and white would do it most justice and here it is.

I had originally intended to post some film shots I had taken within the last week, however for whatever reason they didn’t copy to my computer properly and I sent the cd with the originals on it off with my friend who I have been letting use my old AE-1 in our recent shots. So until the return of the cd and pics…

I loved the layers of this scene as I approached, with what seems to be a student working on an assignment or maybe an artist plotting out an idea intensely working on what he’s doing while the two beside him look off into the distance. Then there is the mystery of the sandals left behind by what could be a friend.. or maybe even a complete stranger. Either way the owner left them behind. Was it due to the crazy footwork they would need in the near future or the sudden excitement of running free without the restraints of flip flops or footwear in general. Either way there is a story to the missing person, just as much as there is a story to those who are still present. And of course how could I pass up shooting the fedora and matching vest… my kind of style right there 🙂

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37 thoughts on “Mystery of the Sandals

  1. marlandphotos on said:

    I really like this photo!

  2. Whose could they be?! 🙂

  3. or: how the invisible man fights cold feet 😉

  4. Darn, Alessandro beat me to it, except I was going to say the naked invisible man! LOL

  5. Santi on said:

    Fantastic shot and great story!!! I love how it leaves an open lecture to the imagination!! 🙂

  6. The story that goes with the shot and composition of it are great. I haven’t gone done the road of street photography much but your work and the way you intertwine it with a story is fantastic. Keep up the good work!

  7. Arbib on said:

    I like this, and as you said, there are several separate layers of interest.
    Well Seen and captured

  8. It’s pretty obvious Nick, the sandals are spares for the sandals the guy in the foreground is wearing. 🙂

  9. I love this capture! By the way, I just nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award! See the post on Serene One.

  10. Mystery and imagination … two great elements of your capture here. Bravo!

  11. Love this shot a lot. The story is excellent. Great capture & as always perfect composition. 🙂

  12. I do love a good mystery!

  13. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: http://strassenfotojournal.com/2012/05/05/blogger-awards

    Greetings

    Cornelia

  14. Haha, well spotted. Love the photo.

  15. Love the photo and the story.. I am wondering if the one farthest away from the camera is broken?? Who knows but an intriguing shot indeed.

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