Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

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jaggedhorizon Senior Member • Posts: 2,696
Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence
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I'm working on a long-term series, Bookshops of the World, combining two of my passions, reading and photography.

Here are images from the wonderful bookshop Le Bleuet, in Banon, Provence.

(Personal rules for the series: handheld only, no tripod, but any lens goes).

C&C welcome!

1. Outside view of the bookshop

2. Free entry to the world of books

3. Window to the world

4. The Imaginary

5. Readng space

6. The bookshop reflected in my wife's sunglasses (she's another bookworm)

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Scott Milso Senior Member • Posts: 1,099
Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

Neat idea.  Cool pics.

I'd rethink the tripod restriction.

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fireplace33 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,827
Leakey's Bookshop

If you are not looking for just any old book shop, but instead you're looking for the BEST bookshop, look no further than Leakey's Bookshop in Inverness, Scotland.
That is, at least, how it was described in our travel guide.

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Rodger in Edmonton
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Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

A great new contribution thread JH - Excellent!

I too am a book fanatic from Plato to NATO - I will get out and bag one for your Challenge

My winner in your e series is " Reading Space" it is gorgeous and makes you want to curl up with The Tale of Two Cities.

Really like the lighting, tones and resultant mood. Makes the viewer want to visit!

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Chris 222 Senior Member • Posts: 1,502
Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

Banon is a magical place and Le Bleuet is a big part of that...

Love your pics, I would just have framed #3 with a bit less of those "dark books" at right but you could do this easily in post.

I would have framed that great reflection off your wife's sunglasses much tighter, in landscape so that the book shop pops out more while preserving most of her lovely face.

Just niggles based on personal framing preferences really, and congrats on nailing some challenging lighting!

Blind Bill
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Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

Excellent idea...good luck with your book!!

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OP jaggedhorizon Senior Member • Posts: 2,696
Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

Scott Milso wrote:

Neat idea. Cool pics.

I'd rethink the tripod restriction.

Thank you!

Obviously, the quality will be better with a tripod...I kinda feel that by not bringing one I'm still primarily a reader...but maybe I'll rethink things.

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OP jaggedhorizon Senior Member • Posts: 2,696
Re: Leakey's Bookshop

I'll definitely keep in mind Leakey's next time I'm in Scotland, thank you!

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OP jaggedhorizon Senior Member • Posts: 2,696
Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

Rodger in Edmonton wrote:

A great new contribution thread JH - Excellent!

I too am a book fanatic from Plato to NATO - I will get out and bag one for your Challenge

My winner in your e series is " Reading Space" it is gorgeous and makes you want to curl up with The Tale of Two Cities.

Really like the lighting, tones and resultant mood. Makes the viewer want to visit!

Many thanks Rodger, much appreciated!

A friend of mine who's a relatively successful writer said, when seeing "Reading Space": "strap me down QUICK! If I buy any more books I'll have to get into my flat through the skylight..."

I look forward to seeing your contribution - why don't I start a separate thread for a bookshop challenge?

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OP jaggedhorizon Senior Member • Posts: 2,696
Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

Chris 222 wrote:

Banon is a magical place and Le Bleuet is a big part of that...

Love your pics, I would just have framed #3 with a bit less of those "dark books" at right but you could do this easily in post.

I would have framed that great reflection off your wife's sunglasses much tighter, in landscape so that the book shop pops out more while preserving most of her lovely face.

Just niggles based on personal framing preferences really, and congrats on nailing some challenging lighting!

Many thanks Chris, all suggestions are welcome, I'll consider them before I print the photos (in a book, or who knows, maybe for an exhibition, in due time)

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OP jaggedhorizon Senior Member • Posts: 2,696
Re: Bookshops of the world: Le Bleuet, Banon - Provence

Blind Bill wrote:

Excellent idea...good luck with your book!!

Thank you Bill, I hope to be able to start travelling more soon, and to visit many more bookshops.

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Reggie Stration
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Re: Which reminded me of this...
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This isn't my image. I found it online a few years ago but seemed it might fit in with this thread. 

If you are in a bookstore and you just can't find the book that you are looking for, then you just might be in the....

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Re: Which reminded me of this...

That's excellent Reggie!

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