Saturday, July 31, 2010

HDR Fantasy

I've been working on an assignment for "fantasy" HDR photography, and to be honest, if you look at it for too long, you begin to suffer from what the Victorians might have called 'nervous exhaustion.' It's a bit like living in a Disney movie, which no one can do for long stretches at a time. Not me, at least. That being said, these are two treatments of the same scene of one of the Piatt Castles. Which do you think achieves 'fantasy' better?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

I'm just enjoying the gritty textures of Adele's voice. She doesn't rush through the song, and seems to let the lyrics blossom. Isn't her voice lovely?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pairing Pictures: Lines

I've got this thing for lines lately; straight lines, curvy lines, willowy lines, broken lines ...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Piatt Castles

My husband and I went on a little adventure this weekend to visit the Piatt Castles. It's not that far from town, but it is elsewhere, which is all I require from time to time. I took pictures outside; of sprawling lawns and great stone towers. I wasn't allowed to bring my tripod inside, which is understandable. I took a lot of pictures, hundreds even, This one is underexposed and a little too centered for my taste, but it is my favorite. It's the master bedroom for Donn and Ella Piatt and gives us a glimpse of the intimate lives of a couple that influenced the hearts and minds of many with their tastes, habits and opinions in both their personal and public lives. You get a quiet sense of their lives in the 1880's, don't you?

To see my other pictures from Piatt castles, please visit my photostream.

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