Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Book Macros

The theme for last week's Macro Mondays group on Flickr was books and pages. Stephanie very kindly loaned some interesting old books for the project. I also took one of Dianne's out of the box ideas and incorporated our old Mac Powerbook into a photo (the last one below). Turns out that photo made Flickr's Explore. Each minute there are thousands of photos uploaded to Flickr. Prime time can be 3000+ per minute. Explore somehow magically looks through photos and factors in comments and favorites to make a list of the top 500 photos of the day in Explore. I'm always thrilled when I get a photo listed in Explore.

The Kman joined the Macro Mondays group and contributed photos this week. Read his blog post and see the photos here. This photo was my favorite of his set, but this photo made me laugh out loud. Good job, Kyle!

Since I'm just doing this for fun, I post most of my photos for use under a Creative Commons license. The author of The Panelist blog took advantage of that and included one of my old money macros in a recent financial story. Pretty cool too! Glad they could make use of it.

An old book from 1902. I like the texture on the spine.

Queen Victoria

This book has a red velvet like cover. I used hard flashes to illuminate the cover and a softbox from the right to illuminate the pages.

Best Loved Poems

I like the curves on this shot, but I should have put some shadows on the page.

All's Well that Ends Well

This Sherlock Holmes book has a rough, uneven cut on the pages that gives an interesting texture.

A Study in Scarlet

Finally, here is the photo with our old Powerbook in the middle.

Some Books

1 comment:

Erika said...

I liek the last one best! ;-)