Wednesday, July 04, 2007

On a shoe-string budget???

On a shoe string .....

On a shoe-string budget??

Very unlikely. As a Dutch proverb goes, "Don't throw away your old shoes until you have got new ones."......Someone seems to a have a coupla pair too many ;)

38 comments:

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

Wow!
Real cool one, this. I love how the sky's darker above the line. and the shoes too..
you couldnt have composed this better.

RUTH said...

Great photo; makes you wonder how they got up there!

granati said...

saw this on your flickr. i like it.

Nazzareno said...

That beautiful!!!! An unreal image, a dream....

Z said...

Nice photograph. It reminds me of a few US college towns I passed through. What is the deal with these tossed shoes?

I keep my old shoes even *after* I get new ones, to use in the rain and mud, etc.

Sarad said...

my new desktop pic :)

Anna said...

LOVE this image....I love how you framed it and I love the tone...

HERE IS TO LOOKING UP! :)

Moi said...

Toothless Wonder: thank u and there's a reason why the sky's darker above the shoes...this has been taken from the car window , and just above the shoes, the car's tinted part of the glass made it darker..worked for me :)

Ruth. thank u. flung across????

Granati, Nazzareno : thank u :)

Z : I will not know...i too save them for a rainy day and we have plenty of them here in Florida or I send them for recycling...there are several urban myths associated with them....this was shot near my school's football playground..so there has to be an association with it.

Sarad : it's currently showing on mine ;)

Anna : haha ..looking up doesn't always show empty Florida skies :)

Nikon said...

Great shot, Moi, and the shading is beautiful (you used that tinted window well!).

photowannabe said...

Great shot.I used to see that on the lines at our last house. Here all the lines are underground, so no more spare pairs...

Annie said...

Mois, that's a wonderful photo. I've got to remember that proverb - your photo will help assure that I do.

My finger slipped when I was posting the hospital picture and it got published before I'd written the words. All is well again - thank you for checking.

JoAnn said...

Moi,
Thanks for visiting my blog, I like your blog also very much, I also added your link on my blog as : favorite blogs I read...

This is a very questionable picture...
What does it mean?
Why are this shoes hanging there?

Pretty that you made it in a 'sepia' colour, very well done.

Greetings from JoAnn from Holland

Moi said...

Nikon : Thank u :)

Photowannabe : Oh i am yet to see a place where all lines are underground.....and thank u :)

Annie: Thanx for reconfirming it .Wish him the speediest of recoveries :)

Joann : I wish i could answer your questions..its a pretty common sight in Urban US...and there are several myths that come with it ..and thanx for linking my blog to yours.U are already on mine :)

bart said...

Funny

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
I have read somewhere that gangs throw shoes over the telegraph lines to mark out their territory.
I like the image though, how it goes from light to dark.

Cheers Mark

Still said...

Nice idea to arrange its shoes...

JAM said...

Nice shot. Must be a universal impulse. I've seen shoes on power/phone lines everywhere I've lived.

Yoda said...

Wow that's high up! Someone must've taken a lot of time to get those all the way up there ;-)

laurel said...

This is a fantastic shot! I love it! Great tone and composition.
Something I see almost everyday and never thought to shoot!

Faye Pekas said...

This is a wonderful shot! I love everything about it.

We still see shoes hanging from electric wire occasionally. I never thought about taking a picture though.

Navin Harish said...

Nice shot but have you not posted something similar earlier too?

Ben said...

Thanks for comment on my blog. Moi. I'm going to posit similar on tomorrow but just slightly different composition. Yes, those are same place and same jetty.

This one is very artistic and goo choice of sepia tone. I like that yo kept large space under the main subject and lighter tone to indicating space. Great work.

a-xpressions said...

Interesting shot, very good composition..! I liked it...well done Moi!

isabella said...

Since it's still raining here, this Irish proverb comes to mind: "It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking."

Fun photo!

Moi said...

Navin: Long time....No I havent....this is the first ever :)

Chad Oneil said...

As a sneaker fan and expert ;) I can tell you that those are some old, vintage Nikes up there!

Rare find.

Joel Reynolds said...

haha - I think it' hilarious when I see shoes up on a wire. Very nicely captured.

Joel

AlterinG Abhishek said...

hahah
arrey sahi hai

u sure have an amaizng knack at pics

kudos!!

Annie said...

It's a joy to come back and see those shoes still hanging there.

Yes, all is well at my house - and quiet enough for napping, too.

Emery Roth II said...

Tossing out good sneakers seems to be somthing kids do these days. Someone at the photo workshop had a related image of shoes on power lines and it evoked a long discussion of supposed meanings attached to doing this - delineating gang territory, drug dealing, just fun. The conclusion was that whatever meanings may once have been attachede, it is now done for lots of different reasons.

Zeekat said...

oooh I love it

Kunal said...

liked this...

Cris said...

Like your tricks to take this picture, neat!

Regis said...

Funny shot ! Wonder who did this :)

Jen said...

Finding that always makes me laugh - and wonder how they got up there in the first place:)

Ginnie said...

This is hysterical, Moi, every time I see it wherever. I actually think I saw something like this here in Amsterdam a couple trips ago. So that Dutch proverb is quite appropriate. :)

nlonve (nu-lo-ne-vei) said...

this is a cool one :) .... different ...

Jackal said...

Like it!