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30 Days of Photos IV: Tolstoy



Now I don’t know whose idea it was to use TOLSTOY as a prompt for Day 23 of MikeWJ and Ziva‘s 30 day photo challenge. but it was probably the same person who suggested Kafkaesque back in Autumn 2012’s 30 Days of Photographs . Yes. It was probably the very same person. Or maybe they both conspired.

Or maybe…they’ve both been conspiring this whole time!

(Ya think?)

Oh well.Ā  I guess it could have been worse.

The prompt could have been Tolstoyesque, which would have been even more horrible.

So to get this prompt to go away, I remembered that Anna Karenina is mentioned in Milan Kundera‘sĀ The Unbearable Likeness of Being on Page 53 where Tereza carries a copy of the book around Prague with her, and so we have the old Close-Up of a book shot:

tolstoy anna karenina kundera


Now head on over to Ziva‘s, link up, and see how everyone else interpreted today’s theme.

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  • Ha ha it love the close up of the book shot line!!! And very well done!!!

  • The way that’s written the character would appear to be carrying the person under her arm not the book. I guess she must be a strong character.

  • “The prompt could have been Tolstoyesque, which would have been even more horrible.” — Right? HA!

    Perfect photo for this fucked up prompt, Mike!

  • Great macro shot, Mike!

  • That’s a good shot and very convenient for you, that Anna Karenina was mentioned šŸ™‚

  • I love it that MikeWJ forbade us from taking a photo of one of Tolstoy’s books, and you managed to still take a photo of a book, while keeping it within the rules. šŸ˜€ Awesome job.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Why on earth would remember that tiny detail?

    Also, did you see the movie based on the book? I mean hot damn, it’s one of the most-erotic movies ever made, in my opinion.

  • ReformingGeek

    Ooh, nice catch and a great job on the photo. Wait. How did her meeting go?

  • Wow, you remembered a passage in a book about another book being carried. That book came out in the mid 80s. How did you think of that passage????

    That is a really difficult prompt considering you aren’t allowed to actually take a picture of one of Tolstoy’s books. What would of happened to you if you would of taken a picture of War and Peace?

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    This may possibly be cheating under the rules, but I like it!!

  • It works for me.

  • Nice! I considered turning to a random page of Tolstoy but then I thought that was expressly prohibited but including a reference to Anna from such a wonderful other book was super smart!

  • It’s a pretty heavy scene.

  • Thanks, even though it’s this close to a cheat —> | |

  • Hhahahaaa…thanks, Meleah!

  • Thanks, Cheryl.

  • It’s kinda cheap, but it was the perfect loophole šŸ™‚

  • It’s still a lame book shot but I couldn’t resist using the loophole šŸ™‚

  • Oddly enough, it’s one of the only things I remember about that book.

    Wait. What? * starts downloading *

  • I can’t remember. In fact, I don’t remember anything about that book except that line šŸ™‚

  • No one knows but I’m sure the punishment would have been harsh šŸ™‚

  • It’s very, very, very close šŸ˜‰

  • It was a way out.

  • Thanks, Traci. Smart maybe. Cheap…more likely šŸ™‚

  • šŸ™‚


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