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Challenge: Books II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Sep 28, 2017
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 2500
Shutter: 1/6
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2017

I stepped outside of my comfort zone and shot in our TinyTown's bookstore with my cellphone. Edited one. Entered it. It was decent. Had a child and lots of books... but... it wasn't "me".

So, I folded an old book we had upstairs into a heart.

MUCH more... "me".

I hope you like it better than the bookstore one.
As I was folding, I checked how I was doing... this being my first book folding... and was dismayed to see that I wasn't doing a really great job of it. The heart was not in a perfect outline.

But, now that it's finished... I like it better than if it were "perfect" since it's an old book.

Maybe if it were a pristine, new book... I'd need to have been more "perfect".

ETA: I just searched for Books I challenged... was flipping through and... found that I'd won 4th place in it! I was so surprised that my image came up as I was clicking through. Ha!

Buster is long gone... I still miss him.

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P.S. The book is "Hope of Earth" by Runbeck. I folded it into a heart/love.

I'm not usually sappy... but I love it.

Or... am I usually sappy? You've got me wondering now...

P.P.S: WHY does my daughter have TWO (or more?!) books with no titles on the outside in her "old room" here at home?
I didn't clone out the titles.

I'm glad she does... but... WHY!?!


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10/12/2017 06:32:14 PM
How do you do book folding into shapes? That's fascinating!
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10/11/2017 11:20:23 PM
Very creative and beautifully presented. Congrats on the HM, Lydia.
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10/11/2017 10:17:59 PM
Congrats on the HM!
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10/11/2017 03:11:35 PM
A difficult challenge and you mastered it beautifully. Your composition is so interesting to look at.
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10/11/2017 12:55:02 PM
So creative! Well done my friend.
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10/11/2017 09:49:55 AM
Well done, super nostalgic shot. Congrats on HM
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10/11/2017 08:29:22 AM
I love the heart being imperfect.

Perhaps the books you used would have had the paper slip covers when they were new and just a plain hardback underneath?
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10/11/2017 06:23:04 AM
Congrats Lydia - love the idea, the execution and the story which goes with it! As always, you are so creative.
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10/08/2017 04:42:26 PM
good idea you dont need the words to give the feeling
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