A photo thread dedicated to any particular type of pen is in my opinion the best way to accomplish a lot of different goals.
With time, the thread will likely show any existent variant of that specific model, in terms of colors, trims, nibs, and other minor variations.
It will offer a view, or better many views, of that model in the real world, on the real desks of somebody, something very different and much more instructive than the quite impersonal shots that the brands distribute about their products.
Such a thread will offer to the owners of that particular model a chance to photograph their pen(s) again and again, presenting it in its real and ever changing life, and not only for the due shots when the pen was just received.
Finally, a photo thread will be a complex, rich voice in the great dictionary of pens, the web page where owners and potential owners, as well as other people interested in pens for many different reasons, will find the most complete visual information - often accompanied by interesting comments - on a particular pen, from many individual perspectives, all in a single place!
Time ago I launched a photo thread dedicated to the Montblanc Hemingway. Let me launch today another one on the Stipula Etruria.
I have two Etruria, both in amber celluloid, one a piston filler with a quite stiff and precise, fine gold nib, and the other a cartridge/converter pen with a flex and juicy titanium nib. I like them both for different reasons and for different uses.
The amber celluloid remember me the Tuscany lands where I spent so many summer holidays with my parents when I was young, and then again with my wife many years later. The Etruria region is for me the warm color of the burnt Siena soil and the wood and the tanned leather, and the warm black of the “bucchero”, the Etruscan terracotta, and the alabaster...
I hope that others will follow with their shots!
Edited by fpupulin, 03 April 2019 - 02:00.