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    Court of Customs and Patent Appeals Reports (Patent Cases) in a large DC law library.

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    starrienight, katmeresin, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. volcanojw 58 months ago | reply

      ah, nice selective focus.

    2. ute_w68 58 months ago | reply

      yes, i agree.

    3. Mata Telinga 58 months ago | reply

      this is photo-shopped, no lens has such razor sharp transitions from off to on focus - no?

    4. quigley_brown (Jim Hamann) 58 months ago | reply

      Saw your pic on DCist. Good job!

    5. Mr.TinDC 57 months ago | reply

      @andwhatnow: Nope, not Photoshopped beyond a minor levels adjustment and sharpening. Lens used was the excellent Sigma 30mm f/1.4. Actually, my preference would have been to have just one of the books in focus instead of two. :)

    6. Mr.TinDC 57 months ago | reply

      In addition, I think what appears to be razor-sharp definitions in the depth of field is actually due to the generous curvature of the spines of the book. The planes of what would be partially focused areas lie in between the books, hidden behind the curved spines. So, volume 17 appears in focus, and volume 18 is blurred, and where the books touch is in-between, except you can't see it because of volume 18's spine. Does that make sense?

    7. Mata Telinga 57 months ago | reply

      I have the lens so I should just try it out :-) So far I only use it for mid-distance portraits so I haven't yet tried to get such a selective d.o.p. Thanks for the details!

    8. Mr.TinDC 57 months ago | reply

      I know some people have complained about quality control issues with this (and other) Sigma lenses, but my copy is just fine. It doesn't seem to have any issues, as far as I can tell. Love it! Hope yours gives you good service as well.

    9. HeartlessHartley 26 months ago | reply

      Nice pic! I've used this (with attribution) for teaching "consumer laws" to my Business Studies class.

    10. Jeftham 24 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo! Added it to an article about No Win No Fee Lawyers. Thanks for adding it!

    11. The papermaker 23 months ago | reply

      Outstanding shot! Featured in an article about criminal self-representation. Thank you for sharing your gift.

    12. Project Casting 21 months ago | reply

      This picture is wonderful! I'd like to use it in our blog scheduled for posting July 25 2012, with your name given with photo credit and a link back to your flickr page. If you do not wish to have your work reproduced then please email me back at with a link to the picture and I'll have it removed from our postings. Thank you for sharing on creative commons!!!

    13. Mr.TinDC 21 months ago | reply

      That's fine, and thanks for asking!

    14. Justin Eldreth 19 months ago | reply

      Mr. T. I love the photo. I see that it is released under a creative commons and I'd like to use it on my law firm website. Is that okay with you. I also see that you have reserved the right of attribution. How would you like to be attributed?

    15. Mr.TinDC 19 months ago | reply

      Sorry, my mistake, it's actually under a Creative Commons, Non-Commercial, Attribution license, and I've changed it to that in the settings. Basically, I allow use of my photos on blogs/essays/media, for non-profits and journalists to utilize, but for commercial use such as on a law firm website I'd charge a standard fee for that. If you're interested in pursuing that, please send me a Flickrmail and I'll give you me email address.
      Mr. T in DC aka Ted N.

    16. BriFranklin13 11 months ago | reply

      What a great picture. I have been looking through law marketing books all day and finally decided to come online to do some more research. I really like the creative aspect of this photo. Thanks so much for sharing this interesting picture!

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