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Peace in the Stacks
Dear alyska,

Yes, they do look good in green.
Peace in the Stacks

-ABM

Taken at the Memorial Library south stacks. It's on State Street, big building on the right at the end.

I LOVE my fisheye (4.5mm 2.8 Sigma). I put it on the floor and scooted it down a hallway.
In Aperture, I upped the contrast and definition - the former just a bit and the latter almost the whole way to 1.00. I nudged the black point up about a quarter point. Then I tinted for the cross processing colors with the color tints and a yellow monochrome. i finished with a vignette to reduce the blue in the unexposed areas and. I dunno, make it grittier.

I decided to leave the black space and place it off-center. I just liked it better than centered.
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roguebitch From: roguebitch Date: May 20th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Jesus, I'm suffering from librarian withdrawal, I just got all sniffly and nostalgic for fucking STACKS.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 20th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Naughty things happen in the stacks...
roguebitch From: roguebitch Date: May 20th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes, yes they do. *nods*
abmann From: abmann Date: May 20th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap! There's a photo in this post? Where'd that come from. ;p
slavetopurple From: slavetopurple Date: May 20th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
This hit my inner librarian in the belly as well. Have the sudden urge to alphabetize things.
roguebitch From: roguebitch Date: May 20th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

It reminded me of my shelving job SO MUCH I was all like, "so where's my cart? let's get to it!"
slavetopurple From: slavetopurple Date: May 20th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
So glad I'm not the only one who misses shelving. It was satisfying like nothing else.
roguebitch From: roguebitch Date: May 20th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, hell no. It's simple, yet satisfying. And you can see the results of your labor right in front of you.
alyska From: alyska Date: May 20th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
mmm...yes.

but will -- did you find the shining hallway?

or how about the scary abandoned bathrooms in the old stacks?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 20th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't the time that morning and was greeted by inoperable elevators and locked doors. :( I'll go back soon though.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 20th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I did find the weird gated offices though.
alyska From: alyska Date: May 20th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
the ones in the stacks? yeah, those are study cubbies.
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