Thank you so much for the nice comments, the loads of favourites. Special thanks for =Kenobigirliz for suggesting and ^Kaz-D for featuring it as a Daily Deviation.
Day Five Zero fo the Three Six Five Challenge of 2011
A milestone of the 365 challenge, the 50th day. I don't have any special feelings about it, so let's get to the description:
Recently I've searched facebook in a bit more effectively, looking through the pages of my friends, and sadly there aren't many who like books. This is a big problem in our world I think. In my opinion one of the causes of aggressivity is not having read enough in our lives. Books can teach us so many things,
First off, I love this. All of the different sizes of books piled messily on top of each other not only produces a quirky effect, but it also sends an inspirational feeling to the onlooker-- there are so many books of all different kinds to read! And the hands without an identity, springing out from nowhere, throws the command out at the onlooker as if is coming out of the computer screen. I love all of the different aspects to this photo-- the clumsiness, the haphazardness, the spontaneity of all of it, the numerous titles, all of the books-- some right side up, some upside down... This is the sort of photo that would be in an add for a book store-- it makes you hunger for the texture of the pages and the certainty of the text. Just that simple command thrust out with such force can get me thirsting for any book in the background. I love it. Love it. Love it.
It's not often that I find myself enjoying a piece of work simply for it's message. Generally I am concerned with the technical details of the image. The techniques used, the overall aesthetic, ect, all end up being a part of wether or not I really like a piece in the end. You however, have decided to be stubborn. You made me fall in love with this image, long before I could soak in all the details and scrutinize little things in the background, and really decide wether I wanted to Fav it. You had me hitting the Fav button before I even maximized the image. Why? Message. This is an image about message. And the message is so strong, so blunt, so straight forward that it can not be missed by even the simplest mind: Read. A wonderful, beautiful message. One that reverberates in me on a personal level, as I am an avid reader of novels. And when I look around and see my fellow citizens unable to comprehend the awesomeness trapped between the covers of a book, I would like to show them your image. There really is something about this image (and mind you I don't know what) that makes it impossible for me to say no. Long story short, I love this. It's beautiful, it's simple, it's imperfect. And I'm a big fan of imperfect.
Damn....rating system. Well it's a good thing I already have an opinion, because now I do have to look at the details. Damn.
I agree with you whole-heartedly. I probably shouldn't be expecting "this much" of freshmen, especially those that still act like middle-schoolers, but when asked how many people in the room read, my hand was the only one that shot up. And you're really right! Since I've been reading, readingreadingreading I've accumulated alot of knowledge, and plan on more for as long as I live! Great job! Loud, clear and simple!