swimming in (tempered) light








I’ve been scolded before, about leaving my books on the windowsill, exposed to the sunlight.

But, really, the windowsill-dwelling books are coping well. Because, one, sunlight is relatively rare. And, two, the layers of grime on my windows (composed of billions of car-exhaust-fumes-particles)  undoubtedly function as a high-protection UV filter.















Books-and-(tempered)- light obviously remain one of my favourite photo-subjects, especially now that I am testing a new camera. One that should be better at capturing the “aquatic” quality of indirect late afternoon light. 
  
Books swimming in light. And me in my element. 
That's worth a double exposure! 









9 comments:

* said...

heel mooi. heel mooi onderwerp en plaatjes. boeken horen bij het raam. maar ze hebben ook schaduw nodig, misschien is een onzuiver raam wel de beste oplossing, licht, maar dan niet te veel....
(het is niet voldoende post modern, maar het maakt niet uit natuurlijk, (alleen eventjes gebruik van de keuzetjes gemaakt)) veel plezier met de nieuwe camera.

Swann Ffflaneur said...

dag Mevr. A. Meteen het beste excuus om vooral de ruiten niet te moeten lappen! (eindelijk iemand die een vakje aanvinkt)

billoo said...

lovely reflections, f...the tree of knowledge, the tree of life.

Swann Ffflaneur said...

thanks K., so this time no scolding? :-)

billoo said...

scolding?
don't get you, fff.

Swann Ffflaneur said...

in a comment on a previous post about books-on-windowsills you rightly pointed out how bad direct sunlight is for precious books!

Swann Ffflaneur said...

http://frivolousfragments.blogspot.be/2013/10/ah-light.html


billoo said...

but, dear fff, I've only said "i'm not sure if I agree with you"..that's not scolding you (but apologies if it came across like that)

Best,

b.

Swann Ffflaneur said...

a vèry gentle remark indeed .... :-)

but you know, the merest hint of disapproval is enough to get me on a guilt-trip about mistreating my books!

do keep well