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Book Photograph - Old Friends by Lois Bryan

Old Friends is a photograph by Lois Bryan which was uploaded on July 12th, 2012.

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Nice vintage look!

lovely work, i must try some textures :) v/f

Wow, I love this ! So-o-o stylish! Fv

Such a beautiful capture and effects, Lois. My folks used to have duck bookends just like these.

Lois, this is great! Featured in Still Life Photography!

A dream I have is - if ever I won lotto LOL, I'd have a library in my mansion. It would be a room with big drapes with a window looking out onto a garden, there would be a wood fireplace and the shelves would be packed with the classics. This made me smile and think about the details of my fantasy library - of course, this would be hanging on the wall too :-))))) I love it when art takes you somewhere and so much of your work does that :-))))) F/V

Lois Bryan replied:

Oh Kym ... how I love your dream!!!! I'm so glad my little image took you to such a beautiful place!!! I think that's one of the reasons I enjoy visiting other people's images so much ... I feel like there's a genuine connection between us when it happens!!! Thank you!!!!

Lois, the rich gold tones here are captivating and poignant somehow. I love it! Featured/f/v/liked on Fb and g+ pages.

Lois Bryan replied:

Marie, thank you so very much ... truly, truly appreciate all that you do!!!!!


Lois Bryan replied:

thanks, sweetie!!!

Lois, Wonderfully textured image and an interesting discussion thread to boot! I'm with Chris above, this must be the solution to the case of the missing Sir Walter Scott: In the library, with Miss Lois. I'm a fellow vintage book lover too and this looks very similar to the shelf above my desk as I type. Well captured! voted

Lois Bryan replied:

I'm laughing!!!! Well, it could well be!!!! Not a clue how my parents wound up with two ... I grew up with these and so many others ... they truly are my old friends!!!!!

I love books and I love this image.

Lois Bryan replied:

Odd, thank you so much for your lovely note!!!!

Lois congratulations on being member of the week, I love this image of yours.

Lois Bryan replied:

Hi Myra!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!! I had no idea!!!!

Lois this is so fine! & must be your favorite book :) V/F

Lois Bryan replied:

Bob, thanks so so much. Actually my favorites are Jane Austens, but my copies of those are all in very worn out paperbacks!!! I did a shoot of them a while back ... maybe upload it one day, too.

Lois, evokes a feeling of relaxing with a good book from another time. Beautifully done f/v.

Lois Bryan replied:

Sandi, thank you ... these certainly are from another time ... they belonged to my mom and dad.

Lovely presentation and processing! I just love old books!

Lois Bryan replied:

Hi Nina .. so do I!!!!!

Lois, are you sure you don't have Lianne's copy of Ivanhoe, she's missing a Scott volume???? Well you do have an extra one :-) Hey I think it looks even better over here.

Lois Bryan replied:

HAHHA .. I may!!!! Heaven only knows!!!!! Thanks Chris, when I posted it on FB, it was VERY late at night ... not only the snapping of the pic, but the processing and uploading. I prefer to "sit" on a shot for at least a day before uploading, to see it under different lighting. So this is a lighter, slightly more vibrant version.

I knew we were kindred souls Lois - I have shelves of old worn leather books too (and one missing volume from a set of Sir Walter Scott. But the image...oh it evokes the kind of warmth and welcome only old and much loved books can! Beautiful (and who cares if they're in order - which would only prove you never moved them!) F/V

Lois Bryan replied:

Oh, Lianne, I'm a hopeless case when it comes to books. I'm the type, if I don't have my nose stuck in a camera, it's stuck in a book!!!!! Glad you enjoyed this one, and hope you find your lost Scott!!!!! : (( I can't find my flippin' Jane Eyre to save my LIFE.

Superb Lois!

Lois Bryan replied:

What a joy to see you!!!!!!! It's been ages and ages!!!! Hope you are well????? Thank you!!!!!

Wonderful texture work. Thanks for sharing with us at Photography and Textures, I have voted and featured your image.

Lois Bryan replied:

thank you so much, Darren, for your visit, note and for the feature!!!!! Truly appreciated!!!

nice,well done

Lois Bryan replied:

Hi Chris!!!! Thank you!!!!

It is really beautiful my friend love the rich warm colours

Lois Bryan replied:

Sandra, coming from you ... the Still Life Queen ... I'm humbled!!! Thank you!!!

Stunning work Lois. Very pretty, vintage texture fits this image perfectly. f/v

Lois Bryan replied:

thank you, sweetie!!!!! (it's actually not a texture overlay ... I need to dust) BHAHAHAH!!! of the books isn't as worn as the others and they aren't in numerical order? Nice postwork...beautiful old books.

Lois Bryan replied:

LOL!!! NOPE!!!!!!! But thanks, hon!!!!!! Glad you liked it!!!

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