The Bedroom ~ Garroorigang House, Goulburn by Rosalie Dale

The Bedroom ~ Garroorigang House, Goulburn by 

Taken on our recent RB Rumble to Goulburn (NSW, Australia in Garroorigang Historic Homestead. What a privilege it was to wander through this unique heritage home lived in by the collateral descendants of Explorer Hamilton Hume. Filled with a rare collection of 150 years of colonial and Australian history, Garroorigang is included in the Register of the National Estate as a site of national significance. (Goulburn is situated on the Hume Highway, named after Hamilton Hume.)

Starting life as an Inn, then moving through a period where the Inn was converted to a “gentlemen’s school” with such illustrious students as General Sir Harry Chauvel , commander of the Australian Light Horse at the capture of Beersheba in WW 1, Impressionist painter John Peter Russel, test cricketer HH Massie as well as members of a number of important pastoral and business families from the period, the residence is now very much a “Hume” private home where visitors can experience living history;

Single jpeg x 3 in Photomatix, finished in CS3 and Vivesa
Sony HX100V
Hand held
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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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  • GailD
    GailDover 2 years ago

    Beautiful. Love these old beds. They are gorgeous.

  • And to think the house is still lived in by the family (no heating either except a few open fires when they are lit) … makes it all the more special. Thank Gail – you’d love this place. Apparently open 7 days a week.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    Bed? This is a bed! Excellent processing and presentation, Rosalie! Did people actually sleep in these, or just recline on them while being fed peeled grapes by the servants? A Favourite! :)george

  • These four-posters always look like mini rooms to me! Family members still sleep in the beds in this place … it is a genuine, working, Hume family residence. The processing was a little vexed as the rich gold of the fabric was almost overwhelming. I desaturated and did a little selective colouring … still not sure! Thanks heaps for the fav George. :)

    – Rosalie Dale

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful . . love the lighting :-)

  • Thanks Yolanda.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 2 years ago

    Manyu thanks redrose for the fav

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 2 years ago

    Magazine quality Rosalie! Very well done.

  • You are kind Paul, thank you.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, great work Rosalie

  • Thanks a lot Marvin

    – Rosalie Dale

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 2 years ago

    Would’nt you just love to run and jump on that awesome bed!! lol..beautiful Rosalie!! *-)

  • Yep, absolutely – there is still some ‘child’ in us yet Deb! Pleased you like it … thank you

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 2 years ago

    Ahhh looks so comfy, Rosalie.. Gorgeous capture..

  • Wonder if it was feather down mattress! Thanks Carol xx

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 2 years ago

    something about those old four poster beds they look like we would be in for a good nights sleep,
    Great shot, I do like the lighting.
    Inst. Fav.

  • Very cosy! Thanks heaps Rod

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishover 2 years ago

    Nice one Rosalie. Great to see some images from a fabulous weekend starting to show. Thanks so much for your part in organising this Rumble !!! x

  • Thank YOU for being instrumental in bringing along our entertainment Ian!!! :+) Never a dull moment … !! Looking forward to your images .. I’ll dig out a few more when I get back to my normal monitor … the laptop is a tad dodgy to work with. These Rumbles are always a delight … a bit like a family reunion!! xx

    – Rosalie Dale

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