Recently, my husband and I took a day trip to beautiful Winterthur, near Wilmington, Delaware. It’s a glorious estate, once owned by the du Pont Family, filled with history and reminders of a gracious way of life gone by.
Unfortunately for me, it’s also currently being renovated, so the exterior is mostly covered in green plastic.
Bummer news for a photography-hound like myself, of course, but great news for the house! This also meant any interior shots, which we are allowed to take, were pretty dark. Yes, I should have switched out the 50mm lens to my beloved 18-200mm and topped the camera with the speedlight and pointed it up to bounce, but I didn’t want to hold up the group I was with. Sometimes you regret playing the nice guy … but oh well. Live and learn!
Lots of pictures to be included from this little trip as time goes by, but I wanted to add a couple here … the first is of a beautiful staircase in the gardens. This is “The Stairway to Bountiful.” Funny how image names come to me. I was editing this one during the Emmys and someone on the tv mentioned the play “The Road To Bountiful.” I couldn’t help thinking this might be a fun play on words and on themes.
And there was a wonderful tower-like structure that I named “Rapunzel Rapunzel”
I enjoyed working on this one very much, trying out a new digital painting technique. Previously, most of my photographic paintings have been done in Corel Painter, but this was done completely in Photoshop CS6 (not the Cloud).
I really love learning new editing tricks.
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