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By Drippingsoul13  
I found an old chest in the attic and it had a newspaper from the 1960s.

Tags: Books General 1960s Close-up and macro Old chest

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
25 Nov 2011 4:53PM
Its the content that makes this shot very interesting. The paper with the topic that dominated the 60's, its condition, and that terrific old desk make a nice scene. Im not sure about the books, - better perhaps if their backs were showing so the titles were partly visible.

Its well executed, and the only suggestion I have that Ive uploaded is sharpening, cropping space from the top, adding a vignette, and very slightly brightening the paper, - while retaining the aged appearance.

A well seen shot.


paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 6:52PM
This is good. Interesting and saleable - library stuff. I would tend to leave it largely alone - possibly just a touch more sharpening.

25 Nov 2011 11:50PM
The books were very old too. I thought they added to the atmosphere in the photo.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 8:21PM
This could have been shot in an antique shop, Danny, but the fact that you found it in your attic is far more interesting. I like the way you have put the objects together and have given thought to the composition. As the image stands, I think that if you cropped a little from the top, it would eliminate the little dark triangle in the top right corner. I don't feel that Willie as suggesting leaving out the books, but that he would like to have seen the title edges showing. I may be wrong. Personally, I don't think it would matter what you placed on top of that delightful old chest, it would still look good. You have a nice diagonal on the chest, and also on the newspaper, and then I look at the books and they are square on, so I have done a modification that crops out the books altogether. I am not saying that it is better than your composition, just an alternative idea, giving more prominence to the chest, which you will have gathered that I like. In fact, I would have liked to see less of its front in darkness because the lock and front are so attractive. In my modification I lifted the shadows in an effort to get a bit more detail in that area, adjusted levels and added a vignette. I have made it a lot more simple and also feel that the books no longer draw my eye away from the detail on the chest.
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
26 Nov 2011 10:56PM
Right Pamela, - the backs of the books would look better.


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