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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fresh Zinnias and Old Books


I love to read. I inherited that love from my mother and I later got my father to love it also. When I was growing up we used to go to a city that had a fabulous old bookstore. That was a time when you could buy good old books at a cheap price.

Anyway, now I'm dependent upon purchasing old books at flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales, etc. But you can still get them.

Well, I love placing old books in an image.

The vase in the above image was purchased very cheaply at an antique store. Though it is crooked, it is simple and I like the lines around it.

I chose the zinnias because I like the colors of the flowers.

I photographed the image against a very plain and light material.

Then when I got the image into the computer I used a textured yellow background which I had created and then a different created background to give the image more color. But I thought the yellow would look good with the red.

It is a simple image - but I do like it.

Challenge for today:

Take stock of your old books for picture purposes


  1. Thanks for the invite and your photos are great.

  2. Thank you for coming by Rosehaven Cottage so I could come discover your blog! Your work is wonderful. I'm going to really enjoy exploring your past posts.

  3. Thank You for posting a comment at my blog and inviting me to visit yours. Your photographs are very nice. You have a good eye for balance and color.

    I really enjoyed your Challenge for the Day:
    To think about buying Paint Shop Pro.
    My Challenge for the month is to buy a new camera! I need/want one but can't bear to part with the $$.