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FEATURED in Country Victoria 12-10-2010
FEATURED in HDR Photography 14-10-2010
FEATURED in Your Country’s Best 18-09-2011
FEATURED in Old Farts of RedBubble 19-09-2011
FEATURED in Quality Textures, HDR & Photo Manipulation 08-12-2011
TOP TEN FINALIST in the Creative, Talented and Unknown – Beautiful Buildings, Exteriors Only Challenge 23-11-2010
TOP TEN FINALIST in the Preserving History – Stately Manors Challenge 03-10-2012

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 20mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f10, Shutter: 1/200

Taken at Werribee Park Manison in Victoria, Australia. The mansion was built by pastoralists Andrew Chirnside and Thomas Chirnside between 1874 and 1877 in the Italianate style. Its residential and working buildings supported a large farm workforce. The rooms open to the public include the billardroom, the main bedrooms, the reception rooms and part of the kitchen. When Thomas Chirnside committed suicide, some of the property was passed on to George Chirnside, thus building the Manor in the 1890s. From 1923 to 1973, the Mansion was a Catholic seminary, Corpus Christi College. The wings which are now the Mansion Hotel were added during that period.
The Victorian Government acquired Werribee Park from the Catholic Church in 1973 and commenced work to progressively restore the Mansion and remaining 400 hectares of land to its former glory. Now proudly managed by Parks Victoria, the park offers visitors a rich array of history, culture and stories to explore.

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.

Christine’s images have had:
793 Features & 41 Challenge Wins

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks Scott.

    – Christine Smith

  • Robyn Maynard
    Robyn Maynardabout 4 years ago

    Another beauty! Well done!

  • Thank you very much Robyn.

    – Christine Smith

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

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

  • Thanks Clive.

    – Christine Smith

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyabout 4 years ago

    beautiful Christine

  • Thanks Lisa.

    – Christine Smith

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoabout 4 years ago

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

    – Christine Smith

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 4 years ago

    very nice work :)

  • Thank you Yhun.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 4 years ago

    You sure know how to make your HDR’s work Christine and this is a fine excample

  • Thank you for the lovely comment Hans. I find HDR a fascinating process and am hooked on it now.

    – Christine Smith

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Christine

  • Thank you very much Tony.

    – Christine Smith

  • Maria1606
    Maria1606about 4 years ago

    Awesome shot! Perfect illumination!

  • Thank you for dropping by and for the lovely comment Maria.

    – Christine Smith

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