High Heels wouldn’t come

Tip Toe
Tip Toe | Nuremberg | 2016

There is something uncontrollable to street photography. You see a background or an object you find attractive as part of your overall image, and then you wait for a situation to happen, a complementary object moving into the frame. Here it was this advertisement using woman’s feet standing tip toed that struck me interesting in the context of this cold and rainy November day. I also liked the overall colors in the frame.

So I crouched down and waited for someone interesting to walk into the frame. I was hoping so much for a woman on high heels, but due to the weather I knew this was a long shot. And sure I drew enough puzzled looks, like “what is this guy doing there crouched down pointing a camera at this feet”. At the end there were no high heels. The position wasn’t all to comfortable and I was getting wet. So the guy with the umbrella rushing by in full stride was the best I got out of this situation.

A moment in the life of a street photographer 😉 …..

Have a great day!


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  1. Gefällt mir 🙂
    Ich tue mich in unseren – irgendwie öden – deutschen Städten immer sehr schwer mit Street Photography. Umso beeindruckender finde ich dann die Aufnahmen anderer, denen es gelingt.

  2. Heels would have been cool, but as you say, we can’t control things like this. Maybe you can go back and find some heels on another occasion? Adverts often don’t change. Something I heard Matt Stuart say is that he took about 100 photos of that peacock advert until one day the skip was there and he knew he had THE SHOT. I think that’s a great idea, keep an eye on adverts and then keep coming back and see if you get the shot this day. Good luck waiting 😀

  3. You idea waiting for someone with high heels was great, but even without the juxtaposition works very well. Now it becomes more a contrast between heavy and light feet. And I agree the colours are great.

    1. Thanks for leaving your thoughts, it means a lot! The potential for getting an image with a nice juxtaposition out of this was just too good to pass up when I saw this scene, despite the foul weather.

  4. Beyond words and love this. ❤️ not only do you have a great eye for what you want to see through your viewfinder, to learn about the thought process behind it is equally inspiring. Great work my friend.

      1. No spoiling intended even though I do have to admit that I am a bit of a people pleaser and do love to spoil. However there is one thing you should know and that is that I will never say something I don’t mean. So in other words, the comments I leave for you are well deserved and meant with the deepest admiration.

  5. That’s awesome! And funny! I bet you would have seen high heels if it were in L.A. That is sheer determination right there, and a great tip for me. Find a backdrop and just wait. I can do that. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. True, in L.A. (maybe on Rodeo Drive) I would have had a blast with this. The question is if I would have gotten away with sitting there like this “waiting for prey” 😉 . Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot when readers pick up on my inspirations.

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