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The best advice I ever got regarding holiday souvenirs is that memories are the
only ones you need - and I'd add photos.
But I always like to bring something small home from the places I visit. As we
always travel light that rules out bulky heavy objects like pottery or bottles of
wine or olive oil.
Among the few small items I bought this year was this 'Little Book of Kisses'
featuring work by Magnum and other photographers. It's beautifully
produced and is the perfect souvenir of our stay in Tuscany -along with the
fridge magnets, of course, and our sons model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Olympus E-P1
1/100s f/5.6 at 22.0mm iso200 full exif

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Alan K04-Jul-2010 01:11
Agreed. Memories are wonderful things, but unreliable. And the longer it's been since the trip, the more unreliable they get. There were some things that I think happened when I was on my US trip 10 years ago (the one that triggered my interest in serious photography when my Kodak 35mm P&S failed so spectacularly) which I'm not sure really did happen, or whether I'm juxtaposing other incidents from other places. But as I said in one of my own captions, if you have a photograph, it's always going to take you back to that place far more reliably than memories alone. (Of course keeping a journal also helps.) As to this image though, it's a good still life; well lit, nice shallow DOF and arranged off centre to keep things interesting.
Neal Nye03-Jul-2010 11:04
It makes a wonderful image. I'm enjoying the red and the white and those interesting patterns in the table.
Carol Breton03-Jul-2010 04:34
Wonderfully done Mairead. ~
LynnH02-Jul-2010 14:26
Great idea to use the wrought iron table as a frame for your very colorful book! V
pkocinski02-Jul-2010 12:27
Perfect souvenir for a photographer.
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