Footloose and fancy free, without a care in the world.

Most people know, or at least assume, I’m a pretty serious guy when it comes to my photography. That is until they look at my feet.

It’s pretty hard to take life too seriously while wearing my Fivefingers. I run in them, I have them on when I wade right in to photograph water lilies, the salty waves crash around them standing in the surf awaiting sunrise, and they’ve been to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest mountain in the eastern U.S. Β The only thing they haven’t seen is snow. Yet.

I wear them everywhere.

I have to thank Paula for the inspiration for this weeks theme. Until seeing her post I really wasn’t sure what I where I would take this weeks theme.

40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

    1. Nope, drew a complete blank. Initially I was thinking something with birds, but wasn’t really “feeling” it. Then I saw your post and the clouds lifted πŸ™‚ Or should I say the feet came out? πŸ˜‰

  1. My sister, San Francisco acro sports teacher and yoga practitioner, wears nothing but since she broke her foot. Even elegant enough to wear to my daughter’s wedding (in gray).

    1. I love them. The Bikila LS’s (black ones) are my second pair. I’ve always loved going barefoot, and these are as close as I dare get on some of the trail I hike.

  2. I wear the 5 fingers, also and have many shots of my feet in them. Some from the winter while running in the snow. Once it goes below 35 I switch to a different shoe as I get too cold. Great shots!

      1. I rarely wear the “normal” shoes anymore. When it gets too cold I wear a pair of merrell’s with a vibram sole. Along the line of barefoot. I wear a thick pair of wool socks and although my feet get wet, the socks never let my feet get cold

        1. I can imagine. My KSOs with very little tread of any kind, were very slick on some trails. The Bikilas have much more of a tread without being so aggressive that I wouldn’t want to use them for running or everyday wear.

    1. Thanks Cindy, I love them! FYI, your image is at the printer πŸ˜€ However, since my ESP is acting up I’ll need you to give me a place to send it. Get in touch by clicking “Contact” on the upper right

    1. They’ve been to oh so many more too. These are only the places where I had the forethought to get my “boot shot” in. My memory isn’t what it used to be πŸ˜›

  3. like your photos, but just don’t get the shoes. it gives me the willies thinking about anything being between my toes. glad they work for you.

  4. I am getting one of this for my brother!! The hell he goes through for photographs!! Hehe… funny 5 fingers though!!

    1. I imagine they would be. But then again, I usually start wearing them pretty early in the year, and those mountain streams are pretty darn cold! πŸ˜€

  5. This is a fun series…I’ve heard that these foot coverings are awesome. I should look into them since I never have shoes on…unless I’m hiking or mowing the lawn. I’d still rather go this route though since the elk hide moccasins I made are showing signs of wear.

    1. They are awesome! I found them by accident a few years ago when they first came out. They looked just funky enough that I had to try them. I did have to do some research before I spent that kind of money, (around $100 give or take depending on style). I wanted something that wasn’t going to rip apart at the first sign of twigs or brush. The first pair I bought is showing signs of age, but for three summers of use I can’t complain.

    1. Thanks Sheri. I guess they do don’t they. Purely accidental I assure you, since if my Fivefingers are in the photo, I’m usually just goofing off. It’s hard to be to serious wearing these things anyway πŸ˜€

  6. My 25 year old, ultimate frisbee playing son swears by Vibrams. They’re the only shoes he took to the jungles of Belize last spring. One of these days he’ll finally talk me into trying them, lol!

    1. They are awesome, you really should try them! They are pretty close to my every-day warmer weather shoes. Running, hiking on all but the rockiest trails, and just around town, I love them.

      1. My son says the same thing! They’re not bad on guys but on this middle aged woman, well…lol. Maybe I’ll give them a whirl. I’d like to mention I really enjoy your gorgeous photography and recent tutorial.

        1. At 48 in just a few weeks, I think I fit into that middle age category πŸ˜‰ Though you’re right, I’ve only seen a few women wearing them.

          Thank you very much for that very nice compliment. I hope the tutorial was helpful.

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