Books are the quietest and most constant of friends by Rosalie Dale

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends” is a quote by Charles W Elliot.

Having learned to read before I was five, and living my early years in country isolation, books became my friends to such an extent that I not only filled walls and boxes with them, I worked on most sides of the publishing industry.

I have a growing, precious collection of very old tomes which hold pride of place on my bookshelves.

FEATURED in Still Life Fine Art and Food Photography Group October 2010
WINNER of Chat Cafe Challenge March 2011
SECOND PLACE in the EVOKE YOUR SENSES Photo comp run in aid of the Fred Hollows Foundation in Sydney (Australia) May 2011

  1. Landscapes
  2. Trees
  3. Cards
  4. EOD
  5. Rusty
  6. Flowers
  7. Architecture
  8. Macro
  9. CatchAll
  10. DM
  11. *"Nostalgia*":

I suffer from viewfinder vision (find myself visualising a frame around everything I see) so my genre is “anything that moves and most things that don’t”!!

I don’t so much wish to document places and things, as to evoke feeling and emotion.

This leads to a diverse portfolio and constantly overloaded external hard drives…not to mention some burning of the midnight oil as I keep looking for that elusive perfect process for yet another ‘masterpiece’!!!

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  • adgray
    adgrayover 4 years ago

    OH YES!Nothing beats the peace & bliss of a good book!
    and the e-book won’t take their place completely!
    what a gorgeous shot of them – instant fave! ♥
    Chookas! ♥Ü♥

  • I just can’t get my head around e-books – how can it be a book if it doesn’t have pages to turn or bookmark, if you don’t have to break in the spine before you open it and rub the leather binding from time to time with oil to preserve it? I wonder if we could get them to change the name! Thanks for the fav Alyssa … much appreciated.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 4 years ago

    You’re so good at this type of photography and this is another classic work of art. Your imagination in producing the perfect setting to complement your subject knows no bounds. A superb piece of work.

  • I felt a right twit carting a pile of ‘stuff’ around the immigration centre (in the rain!) trying out various scenarios … thankfully there was only a painter and the ranger around at the time. So pleased this series appeals Peter. Thank you xx

    – Rosalie Dale

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 4 years ago

    What a lovely touch you have Rosalie.

  • I really get a buzz out of having images resonate with people – thank you John, esp for the favouriting.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    This is great Rosalie … I too love books and can’t resist collecting Australiana in particular … I do love this shot … very nostalgic feel♥

  • I scour second hand bookshops for anything really old … will have to invest in a special cabinet I suspect – dust is playing havoc with them. Pleased you catch the nostalgia Bev.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Love the SC Rosalie and the glasses well placed, I love reading, I find it very relaxing, will not go to bed without a book, this is very beatiful, a lovely image :o)

  • I share my bed with a few books – can’t sleep without them (and often don’t sleep with them as I stay awake trying to finish one!). The glasses are dad’s old pair actually. Pleased you like it Josie…thank you

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 4 years ago

    Beautiful presentation of old books and I like the specs near them

  • Heps
    Hepsover 4 years ago

    Oh, I just love this picture!!!! So serene and calm…great work my friend!

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 4 years ago

    I love this capture…beautiful :-)

  • GailD
    GailDover 4 years ago

    This is stunning. Love it. Another ‘touch of red’.

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 4 years ago

    So artfully done Rosalie.

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