CDPB Theme Day - Books

CDPB Theme Day – Books

I’m running a few days behind, the City Daily Photo Blog Theme Day is the first but I couldn’t think of any compositions with books in them, so I kept looking. Alas, my own neighborhood proved fruitful again; this is Majors & Quinn Booksellers’ discount books rack outside the door on Hennepin Avenue in Uptown. Shot with my trusty 70-300mm VR, I got close enough to get a distinct DOF between the books and the street behind it. Stats: 140mm F5 1/25th at ISO 1000. Hand held baby, the human tripod strikes again!

11 replies
  1. Jilly
    Jilly says:

    How did I miss this gem on Theme Day. (Ah, I see, you were late – well that’s OK then). Wonderful photograph with the books in focus and those lights in the distance. Interesting mix of books there. You are obviously a great human tripod, Mitch! Really like this.

  2. Strangetastes
    Strangetastes says:

    Hey, Mitch, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment today. I got so much going on that it’s hard to leave regular comments even on blogs I like as much as yours.

    I never got around to a book photo, another victim on time crunch. You did a very good job with this with the night tones and separating out the planes of the image. And handheld!

    You are my Photoshop expert – can I ask you a quick question? I got CS4 a few days ago and installed it. Still using CS3, though. Do you know if there a way to import my custom Actions from CS3 to CS4 so I don’t have to re-write them all?

    Thanks again.


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