365 Photo Project - Day 54 - Collection

Day 54 - Collection

I have collections containing various items, pipes, fountain pens, coffee mugs, and books.

Of my small library consisting of 518 volumes (and growing!), my favorites are my antique books, of which I try not to collect just because they are old, but also because they mean something to me. Some are given as gifts, others are finds in a library book sale, still others are estate sale finds. These old books, they fascinate me, I think of the number of people who must have handled them, who has read them, and how they may have impacted the readers' lives.

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.


  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 50mm 1.8
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: f1.8
  • Shutter: 1/50 sec
  • ISO: 1000