Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Collier County Public Library


Naples is in Collier County.


There is a city library system and a county library system.


This is the main library for the county.  Lots of people -- like me -- 
have a Naples mailing address but live in unincorporated parts of Collier County.


I asked this man to walk quickly past the stacks to give some life to a photo.
I wanted a blur, but he is a very slow walker.

UPDATE:  I am tall and my DSLR has a swiveling LED screen that lets me hold it high,
low or to the side and still see what I am doing.  Shot from eye height, this would have been a boring view of books and shelves.  But, with the camera held at arms' length above my head, probably
8' to 9' high, I could show the tops of the light fixtures and a view of the room.

22 comments:

Revrunner said...

Shorts and flip-flops this time of year! One could be envious.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe he thought if he walked quickly his footsteps in flip flops might disturb the readers in the library. Or disturb the librarian.

LOLfromPasa said...

The outdoor shots remind me of Pasadena, CA. (I have said that to Lowell more than once with some of his shots.) Looks wonderful, warm and inviting. Nice try on the 'moving fast' idea. I am just trying to visualise where you were standing. The mind boggles :).

Lowell said...

I don't recall ever visiting either library. My memory is sometimes a blur. But there's a big Barnes & Noble we use to check out. It is a beautiful structure and surroundings.

Lowell said...

Just read LOLfromPasa's comment: Please explain that you weren't standing on anything but your own two feet; that you're taller than many buildings in south Florida!

LONDONLULU said...

Just a slight bit of blur after all!:) I too was trying to visualize you perhaps on a library ladder, hehheh. Gorgeous sun, you are smart to be snowbirding this winter!

Luis Gomez said...

Jack these are great. Love the last one. ;)

Tanya Breese said...

wow, that is a gorgeous library and i am laughing about the quick walker who was too slow to make a blur :D

Sharon Anck said...

The library has a beautiful exterior but, your indoor photo is a winner. I'm glad you said how you shot it. You have quite an advantage being so tall. I can raise my camera up over my head and probably get to just your eye level.

Sylvia K said...

Great ones for the day and what a terrific library!! But then you have a great eye for composition that some of us lack!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super shots of the very appealing library jack. I also have a swiveling LED screen, unfortunately I'm a tiny 5'3" so that's a 'wee' bit of a problem :)

Karl Demetz said...

The top photo is really an eye candy, Jack!
We have still mountains of snow here...

RedPat said...

Cool shots! I could outside there all day, Jack.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah! Another advantage of being tall. :))

William Kendall said...

That's a lovely and appealing library, Jack!

Michelle said...

At least he was a willing participant, if a slow one. Nice library!

Randy said...

Nice looking library.

Andy said...

Wow! This library has the most beautiful grounds. I envy you with your swivel screen.

Kate said...

The flowers are gorgeous and the library looks very inviting.

Kay said...

You're blessed with some pretty gorgeous libraries in FL and CT.

jennyfreckles said...

That must be one of the most inviting library buildings ever. Love the last photo too, very creative thinking.

Tash said...

Delightful!