From One Side to the Other by jyokota

From One Side to the Other

Still struggling countlesss hours to get this right. Ended up cutting off the top, which included the heating pipe, the papel picado, and the skylights. I tried this shot on three different days.

Lower left rocking chair holds the one stuffed toy from my childhood that my mother made for me: Moomin, from the Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson. And next to it is the collected slipcased set of all the Moomin comics that were published in UK newspapers London Evening News for decades.
Amazing!!! Do you know how many books?
May 8th, 2020  
Fantastic pov.. shows your library off beautifully..
May 8th, 2020  
Another view of this amazing dream of a room. Fav
May 8th, 2020  
This photo conveys the sense of the space. Have you considered compositing multiple shots to get it all?
May 8th, 2020  
I want this room!!
May 8th, 2020  
Brilliant perspective
May 8th, 2020  
A wonderful capture of your stunning library! I like Domenico's idea ;-)
May 8th, 2020  
Just fabulous! I love this room!
May 8th, 2020  
love the symmetry and the colors and all the things to see ! Fav !
May 8th, 2020  
This is the best children's book library I have ever seen! Fav! :)
Other author/illustrators I thought of that I was fortunate to meet was Rosemary Wells, Jane Dyer, Paul O. Zelinsky, and Audrey and Don Wood. Also, our neighbor writes children's books...Patricia Newman. She wrote Jingle the Brass, Nugget on the Flight Deck, etc.
May 8th, 2020  
that's serious sutff!
May 8th, 2020  
Amazing
May 8th, 2020  
Well, I think you nailed it. Your standards are so hight! A beautiful image. Fav
May 8th, 2020  
i just love this room - no matter what angle you post it from - it's amazing :) I'm on my way for a visit - I wish!!!
May 8th, 2020  
Great interior shot! Impressive that you are so consistent when taking pictures.
I find Domenico's @domenicododaro idea worth trying. Several recordings frontally on the front wall, then put together with a compositor. However, architecture is sometimes a problem with this method - straight edges may be very bent. This can work well, but it can also disturb and contradict your intentions.
May 8th, 2020  
What a dream this library is! Love it.
May 8th, 2020  
What a fabulous space, no chance of getting bored here :)
May 8th, 2020  
There must be such a story connected to this library....are they all children’s books...when did you start this collection...did you have the library specially built, do you have visiting children...is it your career..I could go on!
May 8th, 2020  
Lovely image that shows the size of the library
May 8th, 2020  
You've done very well to sort all those lines Junko. This is a terrific shot.
May 9th, 2020  
@domenicododaro @Jerome -- so shall I take some verticals and stitch them together? I have a lens that's 11 - 24 and I shot this at 18, but after perspective correction it lops off quite a bit. The wider I went, the more warped the chairs became.
May 9th, 2020  
@gardenfolk - funny thing is that Paul just wrote to check on me, and I was in correspondence with Rosemary a few months ago about her now canceled trip to Japan. I met the Woods decades ago but never Jane Dyer.
May 9th, 2020  
@edorreandresen my husband and I had about 50,000 altogether, with the bulk of it here in our home library, and some in each of our separate university offices. I have already donated more than 15,000 of the books, and need to get busy donating more but this pandemic has completely shut down my spring plans to try to at least get moved out of my husband's former university space. Eventually, I have to get this down to zero, as I also have books all over the main part of the house in every room!
May 9th, 2020  
@dallboy -- this room has been the source of delight, work, and many, many hours of happy reading. Some day I will have to sell the house, and it already makes me sad to think of leaving behind this one-of-a-kind library.
May 9th, 2020  
@gilbertwood -- waiting for you in Chicago suburb!
May 9th, 2020  
@jyokota Wow! Thanks for the info. It is magical!
May 9th, 2020  
@happypat - Hi Pat, thanks for your interest. This has been my 30 shots in April project but clearly, it will end up being my summer project as well. I hadn't factored in the difficulty of photographing it since I am so inexperienced (that is, completely unknowledgeable) in using flash, other sources of light, glare/diffusion/etc. and so many aspects of how difficult it has been to capture the ambience of this space. I was a professor of literacy with a focus in children's literature and librarianship for my entire career. My husband was a professor of literacy who also taught phd courses in research in children's literature as part of his work. So together, we amassed this enormous collection. All the books you see here are children's books, but we also had thousands of reference/research books about children's literature (and he, more books on children's literacy development). We had this library built 25 years ago when we moved into the house and refurbished what had been the original builder's storage building for big equipment, and the previous owner's art studio. But we had been collecting our teaching and research resources throughout our careers since the 1980s. Each day of the April calendar in my alternate album will be filled with images of this library from different angles. So far, I'm barely halfway!
May 9th, 2020  
Your dogged determination is unrivaled! I'm liking each of the shots myself!
May 9th, 2020  
I would try a 35 or even a 50mm lens, moving sideways one step for each photo, so to keep the parallelism of lines, then collage them - ps has a specific panorama function. @jerome
May 9th, 2020  
@jyokota So interesting all the author/illustrators you have remained in contact with...so nice! It has been long ago for me. Another author I met (so far cannot remember her name) wrote science type children's picture books. She tried to get them published for many years before finally succeeding late in life and writing several books. Maybe her first name was Helen...Hoping to remember her name...driving me crazy! Haha! Nice lady, interesting stories and never give up attitude...again in the late 1980's! :)
May 9th, 2020  
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