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31 Comments | Report
Flosno
 
Flosno March 17, 2014
Great lighting and subject
lindywalker
 
lindywalker March 18, 2014
Great shot! Beautiful light
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka March 18, 2014
Great lighting.
suzanatulac
 
suzanatulac March 19, 2014
I love it!!! It looks ancient…looks like Galileo's desk….:)!!!! Dragi Tomek you are really talented!!!!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth March 19, 2014
How wonderful Tomek!
lindaprime
 
lindaprime March 26, 2014
Fantastic Tomek.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis March 26, 2014
Great light on the Subject :-)
Oziu77
 
Oziu77 March 27, 2014
Love it! Someday I will ask You about permission to print his as canvas to my office! :)
rommyrozenberg
 
rommyrozenberg March 27, 2014
Fantastic! I realy love this photo. The light the colors the composition everything!
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK April 05, 2014
Beautiful
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 06, 2014
love the POV and light here .. well done !!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin April 27, 2014
...top shot :-)
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 17, 2014
great still
annalisaaa
 
annalisaaa June 04, 2014
bellissima foto!!!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna June 06, 2014
Nice shot
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel June 13, 2014
Contrast and lighting lend much to this fine shot. These books could tell stories.
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman June 14, 2014
Voted in Covers vol 11...I like the composition and the light and shade Tomek
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 15, 2014
Great entry ! Voted still life:-)
guybahonsrichardson
 
guybahonsrichardson March 24, 2015
what a good booking photo!
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini March 27, 2015
excellent shot and light
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman May 17, 2015
Inanimate objects comp.....this is lovely Tomek...I really think the light and shade is wonderful...Voted ..k
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 01, 2015
Congratulations on your Award my friend!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 02, 2015
Tomek - congratulations!! Finalist Inanimate Objects!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 03, 2015
Voted..Ink & Paper Photo Contest:-)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 03, 2015
Congratulations on your finalist on Inanimate objects well done:-)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 12, 2015
Congratulations Tomek on your Finalist Award Ink & Paper well done:-))
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 June 12, 2015
congratulations on the finalist award Ink and Paper .. you are rocking the awards ... well done !!!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 13, 2015
Tomek, you are SO on a roll! great light, composition, and, best of all FINALIST in Ink and Paper contest!! Good luck, my friend.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 14, 2015
Beautiful creative image. Nice work. - Jake
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 June 17, 2015
This is fantastic! Congrats on being a finalist!
waltjurek
 
waltjurek September 13, 2015
Have you considered submitting this to the "Books" photo challenge?

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the basement of one old library, where all these old books, some of them couple of centuries old are kept. I was kindly permitted to photograph some of them.
Time
It was late afternoon, but beeing a basement, it is always quite dark in there (also becouse of conservation - strong light would harm those valuable books).
Lighting
Lighting was very simple, used only a small desk lamp that was arround.
Equipment
I used Tamron 18-200mm lens on a Nikon D3200 camera, no flash or tripod (used other books as a stand for my camera, to keep it firm), and used remote shutter release.
Inspiration
I found antique or historic objects and places always fascinating and extremly interesting, as those are object that have a soul, have a story, or so many stories to tell... Old books like those especially can tickle the immagination, bring you and draw you into a completely different world in just a minute... And the same happens with a photo like this one. It attracts the viewer because it awakes one's immagination.
Editing
I did some quite basic post processing in Lightroom, higlights/shadows, a bit of noise reduction and added a quite strong vignette for the artistic vintage effect.
In my camera bag
Nikon D3200, Nikon f/1.8 50mm lens, Tamron 18-200mm lens, a remote shutter release, little tripod for emergencies, and plenty of SD cards...
Feedback
Use or immagination, allow your self to imerse in that magical world... try different angles, different compositions, play with darkness, shadows and light, be creative! And be careful of the high ISO for the noise!

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