A couple of old leather valises / hatboxes in a little anteroom at Monte Cristo … a beautifully restored historic home at Junee (NSW, Australia). Junee also boasts an amazing licorice and chocolate factory … ! Well worth a visit.

Processed in Photomatix (single jpeg x 3 at 0.3ev) and fiddled in CS3.
Another photo of rust blended in to complete the aged look and take away from distracting surroundings!

Featured in Hats & Hatboxes Group March 2010

Featured in Preserving History Group 2010

Featured in Vintage Art Storybook Group Sept 2010

Winner of Hats and Hat Boxes Group challenge Feb 2011

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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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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 5 years ago

    BOO monte christo hasthe reputation of being one of the most haunted places in australia , good work rosalie

  • It sure does – nine ghosts at last count! Reg and his wife came home one evening, before they managed to get electricity connected many years ago, to see lights in the windows … from that moment they realised something was a tad different about the ‘old girl’!! Thanks so much for the fav Philip … we are looking at a RB get together down there in a couple months … interested?!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 5 years ago

    nice work

  • Many thanks Trish

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskialmost 5 years ago

    brillent work,adore the finish.

  • Pleased you like it Kathryn – thank you

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 5 years ago

    sounds interesting i’ll have to look up junee

  • Sent you a BM with all the info … heaps to do!!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKalmost 5 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!

  • MickDavson
    MickDavsonalmost 5 years ago

    I always love looking at your antique work

  • And I appreciate your encouragement my friend – thank you!!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 5 years ago

    Great processing Rosalie. Works well for these old girls.

  • A bit of blood sweat and tears on these – they were not responding as I thought they should, and were very lost against that brocade bedspread and really bright cupboard to the left … forced me into some lateral thinking!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Sarah Donoghue
    Sarah Donoghuealmost 5 years ago

    Nice shot. I love hat boxes.
    I’ve driven past many times but never gone in. I’d be up for a RB get together at Junee.

  • Hey this could end up being bigger than Ben Hur – you’d make the 8th one interested at the moment … wonder if May would be a good month… ??? Thanks for the visit Sarah.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 5 years ago

    Aren’t they fantastic, I love old hat boxes, you have made them look stunning Rosalie, well done.

  • Some of the new (old!) hatboxes are quaint but these genuine old ones are beauties Josie. Thanks for the lovely words.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...almost 5 years ago

    You certainly make pretty simple ordinary things look super Rosalie
    They are all super photos

  • Much appreciated Julie

    – Rosalie Dale

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