Monday, June 01, 2009

Theme Day: Feet

We All Walk These

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We all walk one of these. I was watching some locals walking a tightrope at last weekend's NW Folklife Festival. I thought of figurative painter Carol Aust's work which sometimes features ordinary people walking the tightropes of their lives, trying to make it despite economic odds, self doubt, juggling ten things at once, and carrying loved ones along as they balance on high. It was great to be able to observe carefully the techniques several walker's used to get across the line. This one's for you, Carol! A few more shots at More Seattle Stuff.

It is first of the month theme day for the City Daily Photo Bloggers. Now you can do some fancy footwork yourself and click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see how this theme has been interpreted all over the globe.

34 comments:

Jilly said...

What a brilliant image and commentary, Kim. Inspiring for tomorrow's Feet Theme and hard to live up to, I'd think.

Kim said...

Ooooops! Posted to the wrong day! Thanks for catching it for me Jilly!!!

Bibi said...

Kim, this is great. It would have been great for the theme day in June 'feet'!

Sally said...

What a fabulous photo, Kim. I love it. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately – life’s busy, but I do appreciate every comment you make. I am looking thru a backlog now. Wow there's some great shots here.

Meri said...

Yep - I like your blog. I've just linked it on my blog list.

Celine said...

What an awesome photo, Kim! It's perfect in every way, and a great example of the theme day.

Bibi said...

Hi! Didn't you post a photo, a close-up yesterday?? I'd commented it would make a great Feet post, but this one is great...or maybe it's the full shot of the other? Not important, for I love this photo, and the little drops of water falling from his left foot.

Babzy said...

Great shot !

Jilly said...

I came back to re-admire it! Great shot.

alice said...

I like your shot and i like your words. Have a nice day, Kim.

lynn said...

Wonderful!

Shantaram said...

Beautifully done - the 'rush' of the edges contrasts with the deliberate stepping of the tightrope walker - great shot for theme day!

Babooshka said...

Fantastic choice. Love the motion blur soft focus against the static feet. Analogy to life spot on too.

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful words to accompany an amazing shot.

Leif Hagen said...

Washington feet meet Seattle feet! Tight rope feet greet onlooker feet! His feet are bare-feet! Greet summer feet off the street to beat the heat! A fun feet treat! EAGAN daily photo feet greet from my Minnesota street!

Kate said...

Great capture, Kim. Love it and the commentary.

Julie said...

Lovely light in this one, Kim.

B Squared said...

I would brake my leg trying this.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I think I'd break more than my neck trying this! :) Great, great shot!

Hilda said...

Did you try it, Kim? Looks difficult!

Small City Scenes said...

Life is such a tightrope right now too. Great shot. MB

Shannon said...

That's a great shot! Definitely one of my favorites for the theme day.

marley said...

Fantastic theme day photo! Love this one and the message it conveys. We all know that feeling.

Lessie said...

Fantastic. I love the choice -- and the quality of the photo is superb!

lavenderlady said...

Hi Kim, this is a great photo. I was on Vashon during the festival, waiting for surgery. I heard it was great fun.

Felicia said...

Really incredible...I won't try this at home! :)

PJ said...

You're just a great photographer, I always look forward to theme day on your blog.

slim said...

Excellent interpretation and a good metaphor for our lives. I like the way the background is blurred out to really focus your attention on the feet.

Bob Crowe said...

These old feet think that would hurt but not for this young person, I'm sure. Lot's of good photographic elements going on here - the dirt on the feet, the DOF and the zoom effect. Nice work.

Marie-Noyale said...

As usual you are in my top 5 for theme day!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

fabulous choice. This is something I do not see except at cirque de soleil shows.

Sarah A said...

What a great image for the theme day!

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Virginia said...

Great theme day shot Kim as always. SUperb job of shooting it for all the reasons Bob gave!
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