A Ladies' Boudoir ... Gowns by Rosalie Dale

A Ladies' Boudoir ... Gowns by 

A scene from the upstairs bedroom of Tanilba House, Tanilba Bay NSW. This historic home was built by Lieutenant William Caswell …utilising convict labour he started with a slab hut in 1829, expanding to a cottage in 1831, and laid the foundations of Tanilba House in 1837, built of quartz porphyry stone which was quarried nearby. The mortar came from lime produced by burning oysters. It still even has its own small gaol cell out the back where convicts were held when they misbehaved.
Sony R1
Tripod used
Processed in CS3 with various plugins.
FEATURED in Amateur Photographer’s … May 2012
FEATURED in Retired and Happy … May 2012
FEATURED in The Group … May 2012
FEATURED in Still Life, Fine Art and Food Photograpjy July 2012
FIRST PLACE in Preserving History Challenge Jan 2014
FEATURED in Preserving History Group Jan 2014

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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  • Prasad
    Prasadalmost 3 years ago

    So much of story & essence :)

  • Much history in this room Prasad!! Thank you for the favouriting and your kind words

    – Rosalie Dale

  • sunscapes
    sunscapesalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely composition and light Rosalie!

  • Glad you like it Simone. Thank you

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishalmost 3 years ago

    Absolute Stunner Rosalie

  • Thanks Di – this place is right up our alley!! You must visit.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 3 years ago

    Thank you Deborah for the favouriting

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 3 years ago


  • Yeah John I think I agree! Very elegant outerwear! Thanks heaps my friend for the fav

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camillerialmost 3 years ago

    beautiful work Rosalie !

  • Many thanks for the fav Karen – pleased it appeals to you (although no surprise, looking at your portfolio!)

    – Rosalie Dale

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanalmost 3 years ago

    gorgeous, love those frocks!

  • Hi Mandy – spent a while trying to get a good angle on these but (there are 4 dresses in the image in fact) they were all pretty much stuffed into a corner and we weren’t supposed to move them! Just love these old gowns. Thanks heaps for the visit and encouragement.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Marvellous work, Rosalie!

    The novel I’m working on sees us travel to 1858, so seeing items such as this is most inspiring for me at the moment!

    Love it!

  • If that’s the era Donna, go visit Tanilba House (it’s only up the road from you!) – it is all set around then … the little $6 booklet is well worth the money too. You could write sitting on a bench in the wonderful cottage garden. September is supposed to be glorious with wisteria all over the huge arbour and half the house.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Thanks for the fav!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    l always wished l lived back then just to wear these clothes, but then l think arghhhh the washing there must have been and the arduous task of doing it ! they are so beautiful though and a lovely shot Rosalie

  • Thanks so much Trudi – it would be the ironing – damping them down, rolling them up, using the hot flat irons to press these voluminous items … enough to make me wear a hessian sack.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Thanks for the fav also!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice Rosalie…love the soft lighting

  • Thanks a lot Noel – just what came from the window really. I was sensible enough for once to front up with my tripod! Thankfully the only criteria was not to bump things, and not to break anything!

    – Rosalie Dale

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