13. Theme 172 ~Literature~

Oldies but always goodies……

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And here’s the sepia at Terri’s suggestion……

Sepia’s my fav.

17 responses

  1. I can almost smell the dust and mildew, love where you’ve placed the focus in this shot.

    January 18, 2011 at 12:45 am

  2. Tony

    I like books, new ones and expecially old ones, books have their own life. And I like the picture, very well done.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:23 am

  3. Vive La Classique!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:32 am

  4. Tammy

    I love those old classic worn books and the black and white processing really ages them even more!

    January 18, 2011 at 8:38 am

  5. I love these shots. You can really see the texture of the books. Good job!

    January 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

  6. Simple and elegant.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:35 am

  7. Love the old books, and your focus too, and once again the black and white version wins it. Wonder how sepia might add to the aging?

    January 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    • Thanks for adding the sepia, I do really like that. I need to do some more of these duotone type shots. So much fun, great job.

      January 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

  8. Jo

    I like the coloured one draws the eye to each book in turn. I love to see a well used book, it makes me think of how many people have lost themselves in it…and makes me wonder if I might enjoy it too!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

  9. I love old books. Great photo.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

  10. such a great shot it should be a postcard or poster or something like that. Love the details

    January 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

  11. Old books have so much character. Great composition. I like the first image best.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

  12. I love love love these old books…the colored image especially. I think this is almost my favorite image this week. I like your focus, your angle of view, and your crop! Like others have said…I can almost smell these!

    January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

  13. Mike

    As much as I love B+W, I have to say I like the
    color version best. Nice.

    January 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

  14. I love the color and can smell that old paper smell. I’ve joked about a scratch and sniff widget before but these variations of a great shot need one.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:13 pm

  15. I strongly favor the color version. The beautiful quality of the light is lost in the b&w and sepia versions, in my view.

    I have a shelf of books of this vintage but quite a pretty.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

  16. I like the angle you chose to shoot this, and the close up view. The color images is my favorite. It’s got a nice muted richness to it.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm

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