Footwear

17 07 2015

When the cows come home, they take off their shoes. This weeks lesson was about footwear and dominance in photos. I used Lightroom to make the photo black and white and added an HDR and grunge look to it also. I used PSE to add back the color in the Chucks sneakers.

When the cows come home they take off their shoes. Used a pair of my husband's Chucks and a pair of my shoes staged in front of our pet cow. Interestingly, the cow is signed by Dan Featherstone (who just passed away) who designed plastic kitch for a company in Leominster, Massachusetts. We grew up in Worcester, Mass and are very familiar with the plastic industry that employed a lot of people in central Mass. I used Lightroom to change the photo to B&W and HDR and used PSE to add back the color on the logo. Check out my blog and you can find out how we acquired the cow: https://needlepointernc.wordpress.com/

We got this cow when Kevin turned 50. I hired a company to plant 50 flamingos in the yard with a big sign. For some reason they also planted this cow. I just noticed that there is a signature on the cow’s back leg – Dan Featherstone. Dan just passed away. He was the creator of the plastic flamingo and all kinds of plastic kitch. He worked for a company in Leominster, Massachusetts. We grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. The factories in Leominster were major employers back in the day. Not so much anymore. So, RIP Mr. Featherstone.

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I don’t think the company is still in business.

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17 07 2015
Kevin Flanagan

The official nickname for Leominster, MA is “Pioneer Plastics City of the World”

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