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Heavy Boots

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 7 September 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


Nicole Atkins - "Heavy Boots"

The boots you wear are heavy
Rest now, I'll wear them for a while
And as you lie there sleeping
I'll walk down, and retrace every mile

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 400 100 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice shot M .... a tad too dark but nice....

7 Sep 2012 5:14am

yalda from Iran

What a life!

7 Sep 2012 5:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good, he is sleeping his "siesta" in the fresh air. I like the low key

7 Sep 2012 5:34am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

7 Sep 2012 5:42am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A scene which takes the real dimension under your glance. Phil

7 Sep 2012 5:47am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A stunning black and white for a nap. The light is fantastic.

7 Sep 2012 5:58am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great image and social documentation

7 Sep 2012 6:06am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Magnifique! Ses bottes de sept lieues devaient lui peser!

7 Sep 2012 6:12am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

These boots are made for walking !
Great capture with some desperate feeling.

7 Sep 2012 6:13am

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice!
very nice!!!
so beautiful lights!

7 Sep 2012 6:19am

julie from besançon, France

Après un diner trop arrose ? Bonne journée

7 Sep 2012 6:43am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love the mood. Great compo.

7 Sep 2012 6:49am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

No wonder he has to take a nap ............... ;-))
Wonderful mood, light and shadows!!

7 Sep 2012 6:58am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Super Licht und Schatten. Brillantes SW.

7 Sep 2012 7:03am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another frame that poses so many questions - well done

7 Sep 2012 7:17am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice exposed picture.

7 Sep 2012 7:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Shadows and contrast create a powerful effect with the tree trunks watching over this lone figure

7 Sep 2012 7:30am

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

Light on his feet he was, guarded by giants of nature, bathed in a gentle light.

7 Sep 2012 7:47am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture, letting his feet breathe while he dozes

7 Sep 2012 8:08am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Nice light!

7 Sep 2012 8:31am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent POV, the trees give a protective feel of the man and his boots. The little poem suits this soooo well

7 Sep 2012 8:41am

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

Great capture. Must of been a rough day?

7 Sep 2012 9:01am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle compo et iamge ce personnage qui dort et ce graphisme de troncs, super

7 Sep 2012 9:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

or possibly
'These boots are made for walking
and that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are going to walk all over you' :)

7 Sep 2012 9:37am

Monik from PARIS, France

La composition, l'éclairage et ces forts contrastes sont vraiment superbes et donnent une dimension dramatique à la photo. Bravo, Mariana

7 Sep 2012 9:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Looks like a wonderful place to take a rest, Yeah those boots look heavy but they'll last when my sneakers wear out.

7 Sep 2012 10:13am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

you're like a free spirit who walks in our dreams,
  I also want you to come to my dreams,
  Marian fantastica

7 Sep 2012 10:32am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Exhausted by the walk ! I hope he has a house to live in!!! Excellent mysterious picture !

7 Sep 2012 10:36am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

A very strong picture! I hope that his shoes are still there when he wake's up!

7 Sep 2012 10:43am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition and yhe words of Nicole Atkins are really what we can do : help somebody sometimes !

7 Sep 2012 10:56am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

He looks so lonely between the trunks and for me the boots increase this feeling.

7 Sep 2012 11:02am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice image.

7 Sep 2012 11:02am

Steve Palubinski from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Good composition. The shadows are getting long - awake sleeper!

7 Sep 2012 12:08pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une petite sieste les pieds à l'air rien de meilleur!!! Splendide N&B avec de forts contrastes. Belle journée Mariana.

7 Sep 2012 12:16pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Fab composition. Light. But it's the boots standing by the sleeping man that make it.

7 Sep 2012 12:17pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Great shot ...bravooooooooooooooo

7 Sep 2012 12:25pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is a photo with history :-)
What`s happening ?

7 Sep 2012 1:40pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 Sep 2012 2:04pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great composition. Beautiful tree trunks and shadows. And a nice poem. :)

7 Sep 2012 2:17pm

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice
Excellent shot

7 Sep 2012 3:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great highlights in the bark of the trees which bring out excellent textures! Love the title, too.

7 Sep 2012 5:21pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellente image hautement symbolique!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

7 Sep 2012 5:21pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great mood and b&w !

7 Sep 2012 5:29pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Just relax time.:-) Nice find.

7 Sep 2012 5:30pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

This is the perfect place to take a nap.....
Wonderful scene you captured here Mariana!!!
I love trees and in combination with the beautiful late light you get a great scenery...

7 Sep 2012 6:25pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

Wonderful picture !

7 Sep 2012 6:31pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

rest, peace, silence, ..

great mood you have created here, mariana! :-))

7 Sep 2012 9:04pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous contrasts and lighting on this beautiful monochrome !!! Great title too ...

8 Sep 2012 12:01am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light and a gorgeous monochrome. I like the poem.

8 Sep 2012 1:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It looks a night shot. Creative BW.

8 Sep 2012 7:18am

@Hiro: with reflectors in a wood??

Cajera from France

Petite sieste les pieds à l'air ....... et retour en chaussettes si un malhonnête passe par là.

8 Sep 2012 7:29am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

at least he still had the presence of mind to remove his boots while sleeping, nice catch!

8 Sep 2012 3:14pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful place for a nap! i hope your shutter didn't wake him ... ;-))

8 Sep 2012 5:31pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Les ombres sont longues...le soir va faire sa nuit

8 Sep 2012 8:49pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Absolument superbe!!! J'aime.

9 Sep 2012 2:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This photo brings back memories of when I was in Vietnam. You had to walk through streams, mud, etc. It was always so good to take off your boots, and put on dry socks, at night to let your feet dry. A powerful image.

10 Sep 2012 3:47pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Your BW is a real jewel and the composition is perfect for this funny scene.
Have a nice day.

9 Oct 2012 5:28pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
100 mm