Monday, March 5, 2012

Red Shoes

_DSC2672_DxOpso1nx 72dpi, originally uploaded by Donnie Fulks.

I finished going through my files from the first day of the most recent two day trip to the Silk Mill. These red shoes are among a few pairs of shoes that were left behind when the mill closed over 50 years ago. Donna had been after me for months to take a picture of these. After our December visit together when she made some nice captures, I was motivated to make my own. Naturally, the red shoes seem to get preferential treatment by photographers due to the vibrant color. As my friend John Barclay often says, "If it is red, shoot it."

I set the shoes in a chair in the main stairwell which shares the elevator shaft. Lighting consisted of natural light and off camera Speedlight fitted with a grid for the narrow shaft of light on the subject. I used a few filters from Topaz, NIK and OneOne to get the look I had envisioned.


  1. I can't take credit for the red comment as I got it from Tony who likely got it from. ... That said, its a great image!

  2. Thanks JB! Next time we'll get to the bottom of this quote. :-)