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The word recollection is found in all of us, our childhood, pain of growing up, falling in love, fascination in learning, working, and in our family lives. Countless memories fill our minds. The books, forgotten and frozen memories contain our stories. Old books and new books, they are proof of our existence. They are our storytellers. This old bookshop found in Paris is filled with such resonance of our lives. I love to visit there, and touch what I can, I love the sensation, and to discover what I have never known before, from the old and forgotten books. One person said to me that the image is too sad. However, I am not making any particular reference at all to one book of tragic war which you see in the window.

I did my best, but the original scanned image was simply too flat, and the reflection of mosaic floor behind me was overwhelming the subject, in this case the books. The main subject could use a little more saturated colors. The sharpness could also be increased to improve overall details though being not too sharp is a characteristic of this particular objective when it's fully opened. (I have a very bad memory.) Perhaps, the true effect of the image could only be reproduced on Photo paper.

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