I’ve always understood the impulse to throw a pair of sneakers tied together over a utility wire, but never felt it enough to actually want to do it myself. The task is ungainly enough that it seems like it would be an accomplishment: throwing a pair of sneakers tied together does not exactly lend itself to a graceful arc, and you have to not only get your height and direction right, but also get a little lucky in having the laces catch the wire. But when it’s done, you have no sneakers.
Nevertheless, sneakers on a wire have been a staple of the urban landscape for decades (and probably some rural landscapes as well).
This is again from the Jersey City edition of the 2010 World Wide Photo Walk. Unlike the images from the previous two days, this one was created in post from a plain Raw file. After trying a couple of adjustments in color, I decided the image would be best in black and white so I fired up Nik’s SIlver Efex Pro and started moving the sliders until I ended up with this.