Old books always tell so many stories, which is one reason this photograph by lungstruck (no real name given) is so great. This shot had no post-processing and it really wasn’t needed. The muted colors and slightly dim lighting all add to the antiqued appearance of the volumes on the shelves. The little scratches, crooked knobs, and dusty surfaces make the bookshelf the perfect place to store these treasures – it really completes the picture. The lines of the shelves and the panes also frame the image wonderfully as the book spines stand and stack in a mixture of order and disarray. There are so many words and thoughts within this small area – it is brimming with knowledge and mystery that makes this a most enchanting image.
This photo was shared under creative commons.