Ugg Shots

You’re welcome for that title. Moving on.

I’ve had this silly idea for awhile to make a pyramid out of all my Uggs and take a photo of it for posterity, and tonight I got in the pair I bought last week when I was home sick – banana yellow, thank you very much – and decided it was time to do it.

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Would you believe I left a pair out by mistake? Damn.

I was actually a bit disappointed in my Ugg pyramid – I envisioned it being taller. But while it was up there, I decided to take more photos of them. I think this proves that I will, in fact, take pictures of anything. I will also share those pictures on my blog, no matter how trivial and stupid they are.

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The bows are cute, but they don’t really tighten even if you re-tie them, so these boots end up being really loose, which I don’t like.

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I like the texture of the suede in this shot. Interestingly, this blue is my absolute favorite color, but I don’t like it as a boot. They’re too bright and cute and no matter what I wear with them (with the exception of one long blue hippie-looking sweater), all attention is drawn to my feet.

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I just liked the composition of this. That’s my one leather pair of Uggs with the rhinestone bows; they’re unusual and quite luxurious. And there’s my new yellow pair at the top.

I’ve noticed several really cute photos on Pinterest of cats sitting inside Ugg boots, so while I still had the shoe pyramid going I tried to incorporate Simon into some of the shots. He would NOT settle into a boot, but he did like the empty boxes.

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My Ugg-foot is a respectable size 8. Yep.

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Simon about to scale Ugg mountain. OK, so he didn’t even try.

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As far as photos of cats posed in front of shoes go, this one is pretty sweet.

I used my new ExpoDisc with these shots, and I continue to be pleased with the results of that thing. Now if I can just get my hands on a decently-priced 70-200mm f/4L, I’ll be happy – at least until the next must-have purchase comes along (I think I can eventually get that lens for between $400-$500, I just can’t do it this month as I’ve got my play money allotted to some other things. But I can save up about half of that and try to score one next month).

And just because I have nowhere else to put this – a new grocery store shot!

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It’s a chicken selling…chicken. Wait, is that weird?

13 thoughts on “Ugg Shots

  1. Where to begin: Simon, that cat could not be cuter. 🙂 Any picture will be improved by a Simon – wish I could get one. Love, love, love those copper Uggs. That chicken in the supermarket is too much (somehow, this never happens in Valencia – cranky people here? dunno). I have only Ugg slippers – it is never cold enough here ever to wear all my lovely lined boots. I look at them from time to time with fond memories or the occasional trips to the snow, when I wear them. But, that’s it. We are sweltering most of the year. Anyway, I really do love that blue color, too. Great idea. I hope you do more like this interspersed with the usual. Remind me, what is the advantage of a 70-200 lens, you probably told us but I am a bit groggy right now…

    • The 70-200 is a telephoto lens so it would allow me some really nice zoom action, which I do not have. This particular one is an older model so it isn’t very pricey compared to the newer ones (which start around $1200) so I’d like to start with it – part of what I would use it for is taking shots of planes.

      I wear my Uggs all the time around the house – even in summer – but then again, i cannot stand being barefoot and they are the most comfortable shoes around. And in winter it is at least cool enough here to wear them most of the time.

      Simon is cute but a bit of a terror right now. He knows how to get into cabinets and drawers, and will drag dangerous things all over the house that Sprocket then tries to eat. Last night I caught him chewing on a disposable razor! Also he has figured out how to take screws out of pretty much anything, so we are always finding screws all over the place – once again, something Sprocket will eat if given the chance. We are giving in and getting baby latches to put on the cabinets and drawers and beyond that I don’t know what to do. Some people have suggested letting Simon go outside so he can be destructive where it won’t affect the dogs – but I can’t bring myself to do that. God only knows the things the two of them have eaten so far. I’ve had to yank many a piece of floss out of the cat’s throat and he’s already “passed” once shoelace! One of them is going to end up injuring themselves, I just know it. I love cats, but at the moment I am wondering why we ever got another one. I’m hoping he will grow out of all this mischievous behavior at some point!!

      • OMG on Simon. See how smart he is?!? I could not bear to have an outdoor cat because I would worry about him/her every minute. Some day I will recount my cat story from NY. Our Lab is a swallower – many expensive trips to the vet and always scary because if an emetic won’t do the trick, risky surgery is next. We have to be hypervigilant every minute. We don’t wear shoes in the house, just socks or slippers – hence my slipper style Uggs. I already bought a zoom for too much money and so far, haven’t mastered it – bought it refurbished from Adorama but don’t remember the range. I am still such a novice, it is shameful. I am looking forward to your plane shots. (Meanwhile, this crazy Malaysian thing should be intriguing you…). Getting ready to run off to jury duty, a different kind of ug(h)…

        • Sprocket eats everything, and I will admit that at this point, when he does it, we just keep an eye on him for signs of blockage and wait for it to pass. We’d be in the poor house if we took him to the vet every time he ate something. One problem with Simon is cat toys are immediately eaten by the dog, in fact! He gobbled one up right in front of us and passed it a week later.

  2. Simon is such a cutie. But I need to talk to you about your Ugg obsession. It’s not what you think. I’m not here with rehab flyers. I just think you are a missing a couple of colors. Speaking of colors, the ones you say are loose. Are those more coral or orange when you wear them outside in the natural light?

    • Ha ha they are red actually, very bright red! And the color of the pair I forgot are gray. I think that’s one thing I love about the shoes is all the great colors – I almost see them more as decoration or art rather than footwear! Like, when they come out with new colors I just want to own them all just to HAVE then, not necessarily to wear them! In a way it’s weird, but it’s like me and fuzzy sweaters I get – I love the color and texture whether it’s practical or not.

      • OK, I was gonna say that if those aren’t coral, you need a coral pair. I have a problem with shoes (big problem) because of 2 different issues haha. I have never tried Uggs for that reason, but how do I know if I don’t try them? I wonder if they make coral . .. .

        • They do! I don’t know what your issues are, but Uggs are the most comfortable shoes in the world. The reason I love to wear them is that they are essentially house shoes that have become socially acceptable to wear out of the house! They are that comfy. But, no support if that is what is needed.

          • The only way they would work might be if I could fit a thin soft orthotic I have to wear and have my fat feet still fit. Sigh. But I might just try them on for the heck of it.

  3. Such a nice “story”. Words and pictures working magic for a “thinking out loud” tour.
    Never a dull moment over there.

  4. I absolutely love Uggs I’ve never had a pair because they’re just so expensive in the UK, the decent ones never go in sale either. Plus it just rains so much I’d wreck them. I love your Ugg tower 😉

    • They are pricey here too, and the never go on sale. But I wear the hell out of them, so that’s how I justify it. And you’re right – they are great cold-weather boots, but they will fall apart in damp weather!

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