Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 74- Soldier Shoes

Soldier Shoes
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

Update:: Favorite Picture of March
I still love this picture I took in DC. It is my favorite for the month of March hands down.

This is one of my favorite pictures from my D.C. trip. These are the feet/shoes of one of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These guys spend 8 hours shining their shoes so I had to take a picture.

Settings: f/5, ss 1/125 sec., ISO-200

I have so many pictures from the trip. If you want to see more check out the set I created on my flickr account.

DC Set on Flickr
The last picture here is of Kermit, my favorite frog. Totally opposite ends of the spectrum right? A somber soldier picture and Kermit, but that's what we saw Monday. Kermit is at the Smithsonian. He is is a glass case so this was as good as it got with a picture. But I couldn't walk past Kermit without a quick shot.

Settings: f/5.6, ss 1/3 sec., ISO-400


  1. They are spoon cured, takes about thirty hours over five days, then maybe 20 minutes a day to maintain. But he did a good job as there is no cracking evident and he has marched onto point.

  2. Now that is one great perspective (and definitely not the usual picture of this soldier) - love your unique take and those CLEAN shoes! It is always good to do a cheerful picture after a somber one so that you brighten the mood before going to the next blog LOL I LOVE Kermit and I would have never guessed he was in glass! Great take w/ no glares!

  3. What a combo...I think this pair fits the theme of "unexpected".

    Looks like you had a great trip!

  4. I love the different ends of the spectrum here. The legs of the soldier is an awesome shot. Great depth and clarity. Kermit is a favorite of mine, and you would never know you were shooting through glass! Great job. Can't wait to see more.

  5. I thought for sure you were going to photography kermit's 'feet'....
    This is an interesting combination!

  6. I love your shot of the soldier's shoes. I found Arlington and its history fascinating. Kermit is always a fav!

  7. Great choice for your facorite. Love the composition of this!