You’ve all heard me whine about my inability to take good photos.  As an interior designer, I know I’ve got the eye to see and compose good shots, but the technical knowledge is just not there.  Last week I bought the latest issue of Domino magazine.  My interest was piqued by the headline “334 Best Makeovers and Easy Decorating Tips” on the cover and the $10.99 price tag (what could be inside a magazine to make it worth 11 bucks?).  Ok, it was an impluse buy–I’ve done worse.

I’m enjoying reading it (have made it up to page 74 so far).  The layout inside is lovely.  Clean.  Attractive pictures. Product sourcing and pricing right on the page.  Best of all–and you’re going to know what a nut I am here– the paperstock used is fabulous.  Heavier than the norm.  Nice thick pages.  Great paper is a tactile pleasure.

Then I came  upon this photo on page 72.  My brain said “THERE IT IS!”  My idea of an interesting photo.Lovely  finishes and well used props.  See what you think:

Wow.  Is that a beautiful door or what?  Oh!  The cow!  I’m kidding, of course it’s all about the cow. That’s the well used prop.  Don’t you want give give him a hug?  Be careful–I’m not sure cows like to be hugged. I LOVE this picture.  The photographer is Paul Costello.