Monday, June 1, 2009

Theme Day: Feet


Today's first-of-the-month worldwide Daily Photo Theme is "feet."  When I commented to my wife that I needed a foot photo for Theme Day, she suggested I take a photo of someone's feet on the beach with the sunset and ocean in the background.  When my wife was unable to join me on my current stay in Costa Rica, my son responded to her suggestion by asking where and how we would find a foot model willing to pose for the photo she suggested.

My wife replied that we should just ask someone.  My son and I both ridiculed her suggestion.  We said we would absolutely not walk up to a stranger on the beach and ask to photograph her feet.  The person would think we have a foot fetish.  I could try to explain that I was taking photos to illustrate the J.D. Salinger short story, A Perfect Day for Bananafish, but I don't think that would be ethical.  (Do we have a Daily Photo Blogger Code of Ethics?)

So, to illustrate the theme day subject of feet, I captured this photo of a  woman detaching her foot from the tether of her surfboard as she got out of the surf at Playa Langosta.  And because my wife is back in Scottsdale, I will explain to her right now:  Julie, I took this photo only because I was waiting to see if the surfer would lift her foot.  It was a sacrifice and burden so I could get my theme day photo.  

20 comments:

Jilly said...

Very funny! And great shot for today's theme. Love it!

cieldequimper said...

Excellent shot! Oh what I wouldn't give to be near the sea!

Leif Hagen said...

Costa Rica feet meet ocean feet! Bikini girl feet are a treat! Greet surfer feet and swimmer feet! Sandy, wet feet beat the heat! EAGAN feet greet from my Minnesota street!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I had an idea that this was todays dish after your comment in yesterdays post. A very nicely times shot:-)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

LOL

brattcat said...

Ah, the life of a CDPB photographer...the sacrifices we make to get the perfect shot...to get our 10. What a guy!

Hilda said...

LOL! Yeah, right, David! ;)

Shantaram said...

Haha!

Julie, it is true, we all saw Dave struggling for that perfect shot! Well, we have, now :)

Abe Lincoln said...

I wonder how people can step up like that? I can't get my foot higher than my knee unless I am falling down.

henny said...

Julie's LOL means everything's fine with the feet. I didn't know that getting a foot photograph can involve all family member :).
About DPBCE, I want to suggest that for every theme photo, we should also tell some little story behind each photo. It's gonna be more fun.

Shannon said...

Great shot and your comments gave me the giggles! You are a trooper for taking that shot, such sacrifice!

Julie said...

A fully rounded post of image and text. A joy to meander through.

Frank said...

I think my wife would also buy the story. Now if the shot had been more telephoto....

Jarart said...

Interesting explanation, Dave! Good foot foto!

Lisa Wilson said...

Funny post!! Sandy feet made for a great photo.

Babooshka said...

Photographing strangers and when to ask is always a quandry, especially in this supsicious times. Excellent choice.

Kate said...

Amazing what we photographers go through to capture something of interest. It was worth the effort!

Tanya said...

Perfect how she just raised her foot right up for you! I'm so glad you didn't ask someone if you could photograph their feet,lol

Layrayski said...

I enjoyed reading about your account leading to this photo =)

Loomousine said...

still my favorit June phot so far...

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