Glass slipper

My take on the November list for today's subject of Boots or Shoes.

I nearly popped into town and took a shot of our Boots the Chemist storefront before I decided to cross that line that no man should ever cross without a great deal of thought. I looked in my wife's shoe cupboard!!!

My very own Cinderella has had 2 very tough days at school with Ofsted in.

The school and Rebecca and her colleagues have come out of it well, which is great news.

This is one of the shoes that Rebecca had for her 40th birthday party a few years ago, when we had a casino and black tie event at our house. Rebecca looked like my very own Marilyn Monroe that night. I would never have thought of shooting deliberately out of focus before my 365 adventure started.

Thank you all for getting me onto the PP twice this week, it always thrills me when I see my shots, and those of my friends on the PP.

http://365project.org/seanoneill/365/2012-10-30

http://365project.org/seanoneill/random-pictures

PP November 3rd 2012

Looks like a nice shoe... love the blurriness and black background. The bokeh is wonderful too!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Fabulous bling Sean & the blur works perfectly making such lovely bokeh !!!! I love these different shots. When I first caught sight of this I thought you were out of focus big time but wow the result is stunning!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Very cool shot, Sean! Love your story.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
I had to grab my teddy when you said "shoe cupboard," what a frightening thought! :) Love this shot though!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Excellent Sean! I've been scratching my head all day on what to do for this theme then eventually gave up. This should get first prize!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Love anything with bokeh, this is very pretty Sean.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Magical Sean! Love it.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Love the blurism & bokeh. Very effective.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
I was thinking Cinderella too, love the out of focus bokeh
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Great bokeh! Great when people dare to experiment, especially when the results are so good.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Very Cinderella-ish...love the story that goes with it Sean, 365 has inspired us all in so many ways to try the unheard of and the unthinkable!!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Very pretty, fairy tale mystique. Love it
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Really nice, Sean.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Just brilliant and clever thinking!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
How very brave of you venturing into shoe land :) and it paid off too! this is fantastical :D fav!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Very cool Sean! great bokeh
posted November 3rd, 2012  
AMAZING and fav, this is such a gorgeous shot, I hope you weren't trying on the shoes!!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
such pretty bokeh! love the way this turned out!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
gorgeous. and very brave of you! i nearly did something similar, but another opportunity arose.
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Like being trapped in a dream. Very interesting.
posted November 3rd, 2012  
That blurring really works, well done!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Fantastic shot and love the creativity! The bokeh is just stunning and love the blurring. I really love it!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
PP alert Sean, another one this week. Congrats
posted November 3rd, 2012  
@primitiveprobe Thanks Andreas, incredible!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Awesome shot! My grandfather's name was O'Neill....he was orphaned early on. Lived in Boston and was born in 1917. Perhaps long lost rellies.
posted November 3rd, 2012  
@kellyburke Almost certainly Kelly. We were the first kings of Ulster, and the Red Hand on the flag of Northern Ireland belonged to an O'Neill. We will always be royalty.
posted November 3rd, 2012  
THE RED HAND!! I love that story. We had the family crest hung proudly over our door. My cousin's name is Rory....wasn't he a great king? Or was the the person who one the bet about "he whose hand first touces the land of Ireland shall rule.." So our ancestor (stubborn and fiercely smart) lopped off his hand and chucked it overboard onto the shore to ensure HE won????
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Is just not a common spelling here in the US. Ironically, my boyfriend's family plot is immediately next to another O'Neill family's. hats how we knew it was fate. lol Id be planted between the two if we last that long!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
@kellyburke That's about the size of it Kelly. It isn't disputed that it was an O'Neill, but there are several versions of the tale, so which of our forefathers it was is a little sketchy. I know it wasn't me, I have both hands still!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
@kellyburke It is the most common spelling overhere, though it bugs me that in the day of the internet, anyone with an Irish name has to drop the apostrophe because the internet can't cope. I once met a very nice O'Neill at Passport control at Newark Airport! I was sent on my way with a smile....
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Lol!!! So glad to catch up. Ive bumped into so many people recently with that name...brings me back to when I was little. Have a wonderful day.
posted November 3rd, 2012  
I most often see: ONeal, ONeil, ONiall. The "right" way O'Neill WITH apostrophe is the more rare. And cool.
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Wonderfully sparkly fairytale shoes!
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Great shot-v well done
posted November 4th, 2012  
Cool take for the theme shot. Was it taken before or after midnight?
posted November 4th, 2012  
Very creative shot! Love the black background and the bokeh! AND it's a shoe...can't get much better! :)
posted November 4th, 2012  
What a fabulously creative shot,
posted November 4th, 2012  
What a great interpretation! I find it amusing that our "shoe" theme shots are almost exact opposites.
posted November 4th, 2012  
Fab shot!!!!! Love this and well deserved PP. fave for me too.
posted November 4th, 2012  
Wonderful Sean, so creative - fav
posted November 4th, 2012  
What a perfect composition, Sean. I love it. Makes me think of Cinderella.
posted November 4th, 2012  
Congrats on the pp
posted November 5th, 2012  
Stunning
posted November 5th, 2012  
Saw this on the PP, Fav for me too
posted November 5th, 2012  
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