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Reading a Book

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To get in the reading mood, one might have to go to a certain place



I personally don’t think I can read in that kind of place.

It’s just too distracting, too beautiful, too much is going on around.

The best place for me to read is at home.



How about you? Do you have/need a special place to read?



*Minato-Mirai, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan


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8 responses

  1. Yess.. sutaabakkusu… :D *istri bikin bangkrut..

    Ow, I thought we can’t really see the distortion in a 24 mm lense, but apparently, it’s quite obvious in this photo, and your other film photos. Why is that?

    November 28, 2011 at 20:39

    • Ah, bangkrut lah kita kalo tiap mau baca buku harus ke sono :P…

      Why is that? Well, it’s the characteristic of wide angle lens… I don’t think the distortion from this lens is that bad, especially if you compare it with the shot from your Tokina — it’s much worse there.

      If you want a distortion-free photo (and don’t want to fix it in post-processing), you will need a tilt-shift lens.

      November 28, 2011 at 20:53

  2. agree with your thoughts here.. I’d love to curl up in my bed with coffee, chips and a good book.. I love to read while travelling.. not in an open and beautiful place like that..

    November 28, 2011 at 20:53

    • Cheers, Georgie… perhaps this place is also good for daydreaming? :D…

      November 28, 2011 at 20:57

  3. I read anywhere, as long as I’m into reading. :) No matter how many distractions you have. :P
    Favorite place: home. In the past: airports (I used to travel a lot).

    November 29, 2011 at 20:28

    • I see.. Would you prefer a book to, say, laptop? or Camera?
      Thanks for the feedback, Helder.

      November 29, 2011 at 22:43

      • Depends on the mood and the goal:
        Laptop -> browsing web, check blogs, see some videos, occasional work (now I try not to work when I’m not at office)
        Camera -> should be more often with me than it is usually :), if I have it with me. I prefer the camera.
        Book -> could be seen on a laptop, tablet or a real book. ;-)

        Before this mobile boom we saw on the past 5/10 years, I would say: Book, Laptop, Camera.
        Now: Camera, Laptop, Book.
        I think Internet and blogging made me more impatient to read a book, as I can get much more information (fictional, creativity or simple information) by clicking and browsing in a quick space of time than browsing a few hundred pages on a book.
        And you also have this new paradigm of reading books on your phone or tablet. That changed again the way “old” things used to be.
        But once in a while I still feel nostalgic and pick-up a real book from my library and read it. :)
        Especially because I do prefer the feeling of paper in my hands than plastic and glass. :P

        November 29, 2011 at 22:58

        • I can really understand what you mean, Helder. Well, I can’t say I’m a fan of books. I like reading books, but I don’t find it as necessity, so my preference would be laptop, camera, book or camera, laptop, book. But, my wife is a book fan, and I think she would be book, “book” (kindle), laptop, camera… even now.

          November 30, 2011 at 08:28

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