Monday, March 17, 2008

Show Some Spine

Brought To Book

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON




These shots were taken some months ago, with a Pentax K10D that I was testing. I had the camera for about a month and I really enjoyed the weight and balance ratio, as well as the fact that the controls were all so well placed that I could change settings without removing my eye from the vicinity of the viewfinder. I used the camera in various light conditions and I shot a variety of objects. I had just shot a couple of frames of the shimmering hologram spines of some Guinness World Record books when I thought this view would be even better. I guess any image that forces you to look twice at it reinforces my theory - that even shots of the most mundane objects in life can be interesting. Yes, there is art everywhere. We just need to look for it.

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)

23 comments:

CrazyCath said...

Seeing the coloured leaves through the books is like a rainbow on the shelves. And you can see the well worn favourite reads - well thumbed pages in the Guiness Book of Records.
Unusual. Never mundane on odd shots!

Man what time do you get up? Definitely a night shifter. (From one who knows) ;0)

Lori said...

You can even make a book look good! Love these shots, and I agree....there is beauty and art is just about everything.

Happy Sunday!

Billy said...

In this digital/cyber age, there's nothing more beautiful than the site of old book spines. Very nice.

Katney said...

I check my world clock and see that if it is a bit after noon at home it is Monday morning early and David will have an odd shot on board. Now there is nothing that can please a librarian like books, and so you've got me hooked here. Guiness World Records may well be the most popular book in the school library.

I will have a guest photographer on board at my odd shot, which will appear magically at midnight my time, even while I sleep.

Seamus said...

I think that much of the photographic art is presenting the mundane in a different light.

Janice Thomson said...

Like the colorful pages too - great shot David.

Carletta said...

Crazycath mentioned rainbows and my first thought was "unexpected little rainbows."
Thanks for finding them for us.

Josie said...

I think shots of the most mundane objects are the most interesting.

Great photos!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

David

Look it:
SMOKE SQUADRON.

Luiz

Daryl E said...

Its nice to see you arent booking any nonsense here

the teach said...

David, love the first shot that blurs into infinity! :D I've tagged you for a "Make a Wish" meme. Come take a look. You know you don't have to do it if you don't want to.

Maggie May said...

Just goes to show, if you're imaginative, you can make a really interesting picture out of anything!

Charles Gramlich said...

definitely interesting to see things from weird angles and views.

quilly said...

Of course, I like books and I like photographs, so photographs of books would catch my eye!

I like the top photo best. I like the top one best. It speaks to me of the art of reading. This out of focus slowly become clearing. Or, in other words, reading can change one's perspective.

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE books and I LOVE photography... ahhhh, I'm in Heaven right now :-)

Gawdess said...

nice composition here, eye pleasing

Hilary said...

Something told me to head over here to see some wonderful photos. I guess I was being paged. Great shots.

Kostas said...

Splendid colours attributes also Pentax K10D, very good post.

billy said...

Beautiful colours :)

holly said...

i keep sayin' that digital books will never replace the real thing. visible proof.

oh and hey - these are beautiful shots, but they will NEVER replace real books, dave, remember that.

Mima said...

Really enjoyed your photos today, especially the first one which has a great perspective & focus. Books will always have a special meaning, something that you can reach out and touch!

Dragonstar said...

Lovely colours and perspective. Those coloured pages make it all so interesting.

Paulie said...

Interesting -- would never have thought to photograph the books but like I say, interesting!

If you see this, come and see mine. You most likely won't since you are 12 hours ahead of us (I think) and it has taken me over 16 hours to get my post up this week with Blogger causing me fits. But in case, you do, you will see something ordinary, yet unique.