Sitting Room in The Heights, Geelong by Christine Smith

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FEATURED in Light Up My Life 23-09-2010
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TOP TEN WINNER in the It’s What Moves Me – Chair Challenge 04-04-2011

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 17mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f4, Shutter: 1/15

Taken inside the Height at Geelong in Victoria, Australia. The Heights Heritage House & Garden is a beautiful old property in Newtown, Geelong, dating back to the 1850s. It belonged to three generations of the one Geelong family before being bequeathed to the National Trust of Australia. The house was erected in 1855 for Charles Ibbotson, who was a partner of Frederick Dalgety. The house is unique in that it is the largest (14 rooms) German pre-fabricated timber dwelling in Victoria. During the 1930s the building was extensively altered to reflect modern taste. The extensive garden (also on the National Estate Register), stables, outbuildings and water tower survive intact from the 19th century. The Heights retains a small collection of fine Georgian furniture collected by the last owners, Louis and Marnie Whyte, grandson of Charles Ibbotson. Early 1860s plantings still dominate this beautiful Geelong garden, and the aged oaks, conifers and the 1930s plantings still surround the house today.


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Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • AlMiller
    AlMilleralmost 4 years ago

    A nice example of a HDR shot Christine.

  • Thanks for the comment Al and for dropping by.

    – Christine Smith

  • Paul Moore
    Paul Moorealmost 4 years ago

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought this had to be a Hans shot Christine! Lovely look, you have done well with the HDR effect here, nice rich glow but subtle. This kind of work makes me want to get into HDR.

  • Wow. That’s a great compliment Paul, thanks for that. Once you’ve tried HDR you’ll be hooked.

    – Christine Smith

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesalmost 4 years ago

    I am chuckling with warmth my dear! You do so well in this work…so enjoyable…wonderful…magic….lol

  • Thank you Simon,

    – Christine Smith

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    another impressive hdr! superb! :)

  • Thank you once again. So glad that you like my work.

    – Christine Smith

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Clive.

    – Christine Smith

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!!

  • Thanks very much.

    – Christine Smith

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely gentle atmosphere Christine

  • Thank you for the lovely comment.

    – Christine Smith

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazealmost 4 years ago

    Gosh love this room Christine! What superb work you’ve done with it.

  • Thank you Cynthia. Your lovely comment is much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful image Christine!! Congratulations on your feature! :D Caitlin (LUML group)

  • Thank you so much for featuring this image Caitlin. I’m absolutely delighted.

    – Christine Smith

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Jaclyn.

    – Christine Smith

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