For day 32 of Beyond Layers, the challenge was to pick a favourite book, photograph it, get creative with the set up and process the image however we pleased, and also tell why I love this book.
This was some challenge, since I've read shamefully little in the past quite a few years. Of course I use books for work, a pile of them. Didn't feel like photographing them, though, and after some consideration, I picked the one not-work-related book that I use regularly. Also I happen to like the look of this book. Since it's the song book for my singing lessons, I very much doubt this "review" is useful to anyone but me, though.
Back in 2008, when the book was published, I first bought the middle-range version, but later on, as my vocal range has grown, I have also bought the same book for high voice. This is the version in the picture, and yes, I chose to photograph it because the cover here is my favourite colour orange (or thereabouts) instead of the blue one in the older book. It's not the only sheet music collection I sing from, but definitely the most used one, alongside the Vaccai vocalises. There are 109 songs, ranging in time from Renaissance to 20th century, in five languages (English, Italian, German, Swedish and Finnish). At the time the photo was taken, 29 October 2012, I had studied 31 of them with my singing teacher.
- texture Fully by Kim Klassen (35% soft light)
- texture Put Me Down Boogie by Smoko-Stock (35% vivid light, masked corners)