Wednesday, December 1, 2010

feet first


This Thanksgiving, I discovered the expressiveness of feet.  To be honest, I've been a little puzzled by the whole feet-photo-phenomenon on flickr -- even though I've taken a few myself, I didn't really get the fascination with bench shots and toe shots and shoe shots.

But then last week I spotted my daughter and her cousin doing the dishes together after Thanksgiving dinner.  My daughter, a stylish 17, is adored by her 7-year-old cousin.  I remembered back to the days when I  idolized my older cousins -- I wanted to dress like them, wear their shoes, BE them.  So this shot of just feet kind of tells the whole story, doesn't it?  Someday this little 7-year-old will be the one sporting the high heels, and will be idolized by the next generation of cousins.  And so it goes.

Mimundo's photo featuring happy red pigeon feet tells it's own story -- hungry birds doing a little pushing and shoving to get the best morsels, claws skittering on the cold stone walk.  I love the focus on those red legs, and their little heart-shaped beaks.

I guess I've seen the light when it comes to feet.  Can Bench Monday be far behind?

Until next time.  --lucy

hungry
hungry by mimundo

16 comments:

blue elephant photography said...

oh how cute! and yes she will be in stilettos someday ♥ the pigeon's heart-shaped beak is so cool ;) i love feet shots!

maureen said...

oh I so love both shots. sweet feet in dress up shoes, that photo tells a story all it's own.
And that bird photo is amazing. I can't stop looking at their feet and that heart-shaped beak.

mosey said...

My earliest memory involves sitting on the kitchen floor, against the cabinets, and watching my mother's legs come in the door and down the hall toward me wearing high heels. Thanks for re-enacting the moment for me.

I'm a total foot-shot convert myself. Some of my own favourites are of my shoes. Go figure.

Great pairing, Lucy.

justine said...

what great shots!

Christine said...

What a great shot! I never thought about getting bird feet!

And Miles To Go... said...

loving those bird feet! Great shots.

urban muser said...

these are great shots. i do think you may be headed towards bench monday...

Holly { Soupatraveler } said...

love the humor in your story! this pairing is absolutely perfect, : ) and looking forward to seeing you over on Bench Monday too!

Jamie said...

I love the story behind your shot - so lovely

breezelife said...

I don't know what it is about feet shots, but I love them. and these two are both great.

Kirstin Mckee said...

Lucy, I am glad you are enjoying feet shots (thanks for the link)! These are two beauties.

ilse said...

Thank u for chosing my photo for your lovely blog!

michel said...

YOU. ME. BENCH. STAT. love both these images lucy! what a great story you are telling about such a wonderful memory being created. awesome.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Fantastic. This just may be my favorite prompt yet! :)

Oliag said...

I love the feet!

mamatronic said...

I agree with Mosey, it must have to do with our earliest memories being shin - high. Lucy, your image conveyed perfectly the story you told.
Mimundo's take on feet is breathtaking, then I realize I'm looking at pidgeon feet on a sidewalk and want to laugh. Great job.

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