Monday, June 1, 2009

Theme Day: Feet & Monochrome Monday

This month's theme for City Daily Photo Blogs is feet. I captured these feet at the National Archives in Washington standing on a raised glass platform over a map of the Gettysburg battle field. View thumbnails for all participants in the Feet Theme.

It's also Monochrome Monday! To view other Black + White photos, please visit the Home of Monochrome Maniacs.

33 comments:

slim said...

Glass over a map that you can walk on and see? Wow, what a concept; those feet with the shadows really help to illustrate it. I like this in black and white.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

It's a great way to explore a map, except that people tend to be a bit preoccupied and bump into eachother :) A very nice photo.

magiceye said...

lovely combo image!

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joo said...

Superb - at first I thought that they were skaiting:)
Have a nice week!

Jilly said...

How fascinating to learn where these people are standing. For a moment I thought they were on ice-skates as they appear to be raised but now I understand. Really original choice.

amatamari said...

Great idea this black and white ...
Beautiful feet!
:-)

Bravo!

Aileni said...

Excellent mono, good composition.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic shot full of history, and in monochrome which to me gives it all the more atmosphere!

Babooshka said...

Optical illusion too looks like he's levitating. Excellent.

B Squared said...

Very nicely done.

brattcat said...

Floating feet! Fantastic photo!

Malyss said...

I "visited" such a map in Paris. It's funny because it gives you a kind of vertigo, and the feeling to be the king of the world..It's also interesting because it gives a total view of a situation.Good illustration for a bit difficult theme..

Hilda said...

I was wondering why they seemed to be floating. Cool shot!

Russ said...

That's really cool! Before I read the text, I was trying to figure out how the illusion of floating was accomplished! Very nice.

marley said...

Great way to combine both themes! Looks like they are floating :)

susieofarabia said...

Good photo and great way to combine the two themes in one!

PERBS said...

You done good for both memes! Interesting idea to make the floor map visible but not get ruined.

I also left a comment on two others below because I came back to see your bench and got interested in them too.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful b & w shot and great choice to illustrate this June theme!
I almost can feel some balance like some dancers do!
Léia

ellievellie said...

Before I read your post I thought you stumbled onto magician :)

Lois said...

How interesting! I was wondering about the shadows until I read the part about the raised glass.

Daryl said...

Nicely done!

Julie said...

I thought this feet were in mid-air! What an intruiging capture for Theme Day.

Robin said...

I'm glad Jilly saw ice skates too - for a minute there I thought I was nuts!

Very cool shot.

Marie-Noyale said...

It really looks like he is walking on air!!
really cool.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

well this is unique. floating feet and good eye for you to notice. quite an effect

Liz said...

Ah, it's raised glass. Thta's why it looks as if they're not quite there! Lovely photo.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Excellent contribution to the CDP theme day. It looks like a great place for hopscotch. *lol* Just kidding.

Buenos Aires Photo

michael bird said...

It is an optical illusion - I thought they were on skates at first and standing in little square sections. How weird, I thought. Intriguing photo of a great idea.

Chuck Pefley said...

I like this a lot! Very clever to choose this location!

Bim said...

This is a fun shot - very interesting to look at.

Marie Reed said...

For a second with the shadows under their feet it looked like they had roller skates on too!

PS. Henry the VIII will always be known Henry Cherrystone in my mind now:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Neat in B&W. I like the shadows!