TEXTure

TEXTure

Tablets are convenient, but they can’t beat the feel of a good book. The pages, the bindings, the fabric, the covers, the papercuts…

It’s not a computer monitor, but the tablet is just as good for getting unique “moonlight” lighting on a subject, this time from below and the subject directly on the light source.

For the curious, the book is Volumes I & II of the complete Burton translations and notes of “The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night”.

For this week’s Macro Mondays’ challenge, “Member’s Choice: Texture”.

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

I have to watch my shows.

One way to make a photo more disturbing is to turn it not obviously upside down. Viewers can tell something’s wrong, but they’re not sure what. Other ways are to make it slightly redder and the lighting a bit harsher.

A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon – The New York Times

A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon – The New York Times

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is an expansion of a recently discovered fairy tale by Mark Twain, written and illustrated by Philip and Erin Stead for Doubleday and Hartford, CT’s Mark Twain House, based on an outline and notes from the Twain archives at the University of California, Berkeley. It’s the only known fairy tale that Twain had written down after improvising it verbally for his daughters. It’s the story of a boy who gains the ability to talk to animals after eating a magic flower and goes on a quest to find a wicked king’s kidnapped son. It includes an argument between Twain and the story’s writer over how it should be completed. It will be published this fall by Doubleday.