Sunday, March 2, 2008

Day 63 POTD The Bronze Boot

Just another fine eatery in Grand Forks. This one is, like all fine eateries everywhere, is up against some grain elevators. Since this week's theme is "cropping", I'm first posting the photo that might give you the context.

And these next two photos are cropped "boots." All photos are shot with my 18-135mm lens, ISO 200, manual mode, RAW, wb: shade; ss: 1/80. The top photo was shot at 135mm; the bottom photo was shot at 62 mm, and then cropped in further.
The top two photos had levels adjusted, and then I ran EZ Vivid Color Action on them.
For the bottom photo, I used EZ Rustic Charm action.

It was tough deciding which "boot" photo to use. I ran a number of other actions, and lots of them looked really cool. (And besides, you can never have too many shoes!)
For the top photo's composition, I would have liked it if the "boot" were facing inward, and you could still see the additional lettering in the bottom. But they just didn't consult me when they put up this sign! Go figure. . .

24 comments:

cari said...

These are great and I like what you did on each of them!
Cari

Jason said...

I like the angle! Nice shots.

Alicia Barry said...

Those wires in the background add a nice bit of interest.

Val said...

Love the crop!!

Mom2Drew said...

Gosh, I really like the first one best...I'm a sucker for context.

Becky said...

You always crack me up, Angela! I love EZ actions. They're so...easy. Nice crop too.

cherie said...

very nice. I like the orginal but think you did a nice job on the crop.

Scrapper88 said...

Great cropping!! I like the big boot and the second version of it!

Sharon said...

I like the cropped version.

Toni said...

Very cool picture!

twinsmom said...

You have awesome locations!!

Cindi Koceich said...

Fun! I like the vivid color boost best...it really makes the lights look like they are glowing!

melissapalomo said...

Fun sign! Great experiment on the crop and pp.

Shanna Jones said...

Nice shot!

Margaret said...

The Bronze Boot! I LOVE it! So fun to see some shots of where you live. I like those cropped ones -- both versions. Nice job!

Jeanne said...

What a cool boot! You sure do have some unique photo ops in your town!

Jess said...

How fun! I love to see different names of places... bronze boot is a unique one! :)

Reds said...

Love the boot!!! Think I like the first version the best because you get to see the background!

Jen said...

Cools shots! I love funky signs!

Becky said...

I love the rustic boot. adds charm to the already charming photo..and btw youre right...you can never have too many shoes!

Liz said...

I love checking out your blog everyday. I just never know what interesting thing from your corner of the world you are going to show us.

Amy said...

Very nice and really like the pp'ing! You've got some interesting places there!

Ljonezy said...

I love looking at the photos you are taking for this challenge. They are all so interesting. Or maybe i just have a really boring life. LOL

Bobbi said...

Great cropping! I really like the rustic charm :)