A good take on the theme, Lindsay and a great subject. The heels are striking both in their design and the bright colour, they're arranged nicely off centre, and the graduated background sets them off perfectly. Excellent image
Well thought out interpretation of the theme Lindsay. The vivid colour of the shoes works perfectly against the black BG. Your lighting setup is very good. Out of the two, I think I prefer the original shot on the third.
New - Nice shot. Agree with some of the others about the crop, however the red at the top of the image doesn't bother me too much as it matches the colour in the rest of the image.
Clean - Super image. The colour is great. I like the off centre placement and the slight fade in background colour helps the stop the shoes look like they are floating. Id get rid of the sticker though, but I do realise that one misses things when shooting. I do it a lot.
I treated this in black and white principally to remove the colours in the packaging that distract from the point of the image. I cloned out a couple of stray seeds I spotted, but apart from increasing contrast in Curves and Lightening (in Affinity), made no other changes.
I'm still catching up with what folks have been posting....
New- bang on theme, nice colourful shot. perhaps a bit of a crop off the top.
Clean-great take on the theme, very well executed. Lovely bold image
Open-I thought about this idea, but had no idea how to set it up. You've totally nailed it. Great work.
New, the image you submitted works well enough, I must admit I struggle with macro as well, I also have a sigma 105 which I hardly use. I like the colours and the focus is where you need it.
Clean, Nice red shoes, I find the position of the left one a little bit odd compare to the right hand one. The background highlights the shoes well and the light is good. I find the square crop is a bit too tight.
Open, Groan, but a nice image given it's very simple.