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I love bookshops....so does this bloke apparently..

thanks for looking

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2012 - 10:24 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Row K
Username:backbeat backbeat
Uploaded:25 Feb 2012 - 9:16 PM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 9:31 PM

Paradise, albeit in confined quarters. So, you climbed on one of those little step-ladders? Perfect.
Moira

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64436 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 9:36 PM

Well, what an intriguing image. Why is the man standing side on to the books instead of facing them like ordinary folk do? Is it the perspective that makes him look squat and round, or is he really like that? And what a great bookshop - it looks like a maze. Love this.
Chris

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 10:24 PM

Thanks...he really was that round Chris, lol.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 - 11:24 PM

EXCELLENT!
IB

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 5:06 AM

A place to spend hours looking and searching for those special books. Great image............Sandy

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 9:39 AM

The weight (real or implied) of the round man leaning on the shelf combines with the super-wide optic to suggest the impending fate of the house of cards . . .

Superb b&w candid, needs an award if it's only mine. Voilą!

Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 26 Feb 2012 - 9:39 AM
Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 11:27 AM

A fascinating image, wall to wall books - heaven!

Reminds me a little of one of my fave' books 'The Shadow Of The Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out LA SOMBRA DEL VIENTO by Julian Carax.

But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from LA SOMBRA DEL VIENTO, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind.

Sarah *

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 3:27 PM

Many thanks for the UA Bill

That sounds like a good read Sarah...maybe this bloke was the devil after all..hope he doesn't want image rights!

Phil

POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 4:14 PM

I think we should start a gallery for weight restricted areas. http://www.ephotozine.com/user/poochie-41123/gallery/photo/inflationary-measures...

Jonny5874
Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 12:09 AM

I love this!

Jon

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