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Twenty Foot Photos (That’s a Lot of Toes!)

Feet are interesting photographic subjects that often get overlooked because of their proximity to the ground. Feet can be very expressive of the person they belong to — sometimes even more so than a portrait.

The inspiration for this post came from our very own Epic Edits Flickr Group. Regular readers on the blog know that I pick out my favorite photos in the pool each week and display them in a weekly feature. In the last two or three weeks, I’ve been seeing a lot of feet show up in the pool — and most of them were really good!

So all 20 photos below are from our Flickr group. Individually, the photos are great… but as a collection, they’re very powerful. Enjoy, and take some inspiration for your own photography.

BARE FEET

symmetric
Photo by s-t-r-a-n-g-e

FEET UNDERWATER

Summer Castaway
Photo by Javiy

FEET IN THE AIR

jump
Photo by Christina K

STREET FEET


Photo by | GW |

FEET IN HEELS

Walk with Boombooroom #1
Photo by FLOODkOFF

FEET TESTING THE WATER

testing the torrent
Photo by xysmas

SICK FEET

Out Sick
Photo by sara.atkins

FEET ON THE SAND

Feet on the Beach
Photo by auer1816

SAND ON THE FEET

memoirs in sand
Photo by RamN

FEET IN THE CAR

A Roadtrip... Part I
Photo by Tasha || As The Picture Fades

FEET ON A RAIL

Sharing
Photo by photographie.in

RETRO FEET

hello yellow.
Photo by mrpittman

BABY FEET

Father and Daughter
Photo by lilahpops

HOPSCOTCH FEET

Hopscotch Summer
Photo by kerry okra

BIG FEET

Week 15: Treads
Photo by Champloo

LITTLE FEET

Tiny Feet bw (by hitkaiser)
Photo by hitkaiser

FEET IN FLIPPERS

Summer Footwear
Photo by javiy

CIRCLE OF FEET

Feet First
Photo by PatriciaPix

FEET IN SHOES

A Roadtrip... Part III
Photo by Tasha || As The Picture Fades

FEET IN SOCKS

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Photo by ryan loucks photography

Feet on the Beach

Feet on the Beach

Brian Auer | 01/19/2008 | San Diego, CA | 300mm * f/6.7 * 1/250s * ISO100
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This one was taken on the Torrey Pines State Beach near my home in San Diego. The feet actually belong to my Mother-in-Law. I spotted her walking along the water near sunset and I couldn’t resist trying to get some “walking on the beach” photos. I shot about 7 or 8 in rapid-fire mode and this one turned out the best from all of them. The reflection turned out better than I had hoped, and the moment in mid-stride made for an interesting photo.

Feet on the Beach Post-Processing

All of the following post-processing steps were done with Adobe Camera Raw — no Photoshop was used on this photo.

  1. Untouched RAW Image
    This is what the image looked like straight out of the camera. Not a lot of color to begin with, so black & white was a natural choice for me.
  2. Black & White Conversion
    Before doing anything, I switched to grayscale. I pushed the red, orange, yellow, green, and aqua to negative compensation while the blues, purples and magentas were pushed in the positive direction.
  3. Basic Adjustments
    I left the white balance set at a temperature of 5100 and a tint of -1. I left the exposure near zero, while I boosted the recovery to 33, fill light to 41, bumped the blacks up to 34, increased the brightness to 76, pushed up the contrast to 19, and I ramped the clarity all the way up to 100.
  4. Tone Curve Adjustment
    Using the parametric tone curve, I set the highlights to +22, lights to +49, darks to -33, and shadows to -47. This gave me the strong contrast I was after, and I actually pushed a few (very few) of the shadows off the histogram. Overall, the image is heavy on the darker tones.
  5. Vignette and Sharpen
    In the lens correction menu, I set the vignette to an amount of -70 with a midpoint of 20 — and this gave me the strong frame around the subject. As a last step, I set the sharpening under the detail menu to an amount of 50 with a radius of 1.5 pixels.

Enjoy!