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Monte Cristo ~ Homestead by Rosalie Dale

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The deceivingly demure exterior of the beautifully restored Monte Cristo Homestead at Junee (NSW, Australia). Now listed as Australia’s most haunted home, this building has an amazing history … too long and colourful to list here!

Junee also boasts an amazing licorice and chocolate factory … housed in a huge old Mill! Also well worth a visit.

This was a walk down memory lane as, 35 years ago, we visited Monte Cristo often when this was a partly restored old home sitting in a paddock on the edge of town. Those same owners still live here, continuing to indulge their love of restoration and history, along with the nine ghosts, and new homes climbing the hill in stark contrast to the stately old homestead and outbuildings.

Processed in Photomatix (single jpeg x 3 at 0.3ev) and fiddled in CS3.

Sony R1
Hand held
Shutter priority
ISO 160
WB auto

  1. Landscapes
  2. Trees
  3. Cards
  4. EOD
  5. Rusty
  6. Flowers
  7. Architecture
  8. Macro
  9. CatchAll
  10. DM
  11. *"Nostalgia*":


monte cristo, australia, home, architecture, nsw, historic, nostalgia, hdr, haunted, restored, junee

I suffer from viewfinder vision (find myself visualising a frame around everything I see) so my genre is “anything that moves and most things that don’t”!!

I don’t so much wish to document places and things, as to evoke feeling and emotion.

This leads to a diverse portfolio and constantly overloaded external hard drives…not to mention some burning of the midnight oil as I keep looking for that elusive perfect process for yet another ‘masterpiece’!!!

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  • adgray
    adgrayabout 4 years ago

    Isn’t it just Divine!
    Gorgeously Taken!
    Chookas! ♥Ü♥

  • She’s a dignified but must unassuming lady this one – till you get beneath the surface, as you know! THank you for the fav … xxx

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Wow, don’t you just love all the iron, they have done a great job at restoration, a beautiful capture Rosalie

  • Compared with 30 odd years ago, this is amazing! Even back then it was partly restored but this is really immaculate. It is my kind of home … I wish!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Rosalie of this gorgeous old homestead.

  • Thanks Noelene

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent image Rosalie♥

  • You need to take a trip out that way one day Bev … maybe we could organise a RB weekend!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • GailD
    GailDabout 4 years ago

    It is a beautiful old homestead.
    Maybe we should organise a RB weekend. Meet up with Will. Could be fun.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Lovely old building Rosalie …

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful place and so well captured! Lovely image Rosalie!

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 4 years ago

    Very nicely processed old house

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfabout 4 years ago

    Doesn’t look scary to me. Well taken.

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