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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Things That Live on the Bookshelf

I'm sure I'm not the only one who keeps little trinkets and things picked up along the way on my bookshelf. Here are a few images I shot earlier today. Maybe I'll start a theme going and continue this with future posts - I certainly have enough subject matter to last a while. When I can remember where something came from, I'll label it. Some of this stuff I've had so long I can't remember.

I think I found this first one at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard (Seattle).

The netsuke of a cat wearing a kimono came from the bookstore at the San Diego Museum of Art.

I had a close-up shot of just the lion netsuke, but it looks funny because I didn't notice a piece of lint on his head - but my macro lens didn't miss it, so this will have to do.

(All shot with a Pentax K-5 and Pentax DA35 Limited Macro lens, using Live View and a sturdy tripod. Minimal processing in Aperture.)


  1. Good lighting Frank. That 35mm lens sure looks good and compliments your Pentax nicely. Keep the posts coming:-)

  2. I like this idea Frank and hope to see more. Cool trinkets. :)


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