Law Books

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


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  • Mr.TinDC 6y

  • Mata Telinga 6y

    this is photo-shopped, no lens has such razor sharp transitions from off to on focus - no?
  • Dan Dan The Binary Man 6y

    Very nice selective focus indeed.

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  • Jim Hamann 6y

    Saw your pic on DCist. Good job!
  • Mr.TinDC 6y

    @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. :)
  • Mr.TinDC 6y

    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?
  • Mata Telinga 6y

    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!
  • Mr.TinDC 6y

    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.
  • Kate Mereand-Sinha 6y

    I love this
  • HeartlessHartley 3y

    Nice pic! I've used this (with attribution) for teaching "consumer laws" to my Business Studies class.
  • Jeftham 3y

    Very nice photo! Added it to an article about No Win No Fee Lawyers. Thanks for adding it!
  • The papermaker 3y

    Outstanding shot! Featured in an article about criminal self-representation. Thank you for sharing your gift.
  • Karen 3y

    Seen in ars technica: Nice choice for the focus.
  • Project Casting 3y

    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!!!
  • Mr.TinDC 3y

    That's fine, and thanks for asking!
  • Justin Eldreth 3y

    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?
  • Mr.TinDC 3y

    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.
  • Brielle Franklin 2y

    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!
  • Jacob Allen 1y

    These books seem huge. I cannot even imagine how much studying law school involves. My brother is in law school right now. He loves it, but he also says that it is really hard. They go through so much work and schooling to be able to do what they do. It is incredible.

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  • jocelyn_papprill 3mo

    Great photo. I'll be using it with attrib on the website for an article about difficulties in accessing civil law in NZ.
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