Hello Everyone – it is the first Friday of the month, which means it is time for After Before (1PF) where participants post-process the same image – the reveal post is HERE.
And guess what?
Stacy Fischer at Visual Venturing featured one of my photos for this month’s challenge.
It is a photo from Richmond, Virginia’s Jefferson Hotel atrium – taken with my iPhone 6 in March 2016.
Here is my entry:
I cropped the image and straightened it. I used the retouch option in iPhoto to remove the exit sign and to sharpen the image. Using Photo Shop, I added a new layer over the door – a black and white door because I wanted it to fade out and maybe have an washed out feel – I also wanted to get rid of the high gloss on the floor in front of the door. I thought some Virginia Bricks would add a nice touch to the entry way. Even though now that I think about it, marble might have been better, but those little bricks took a while to settle them into that space. Also, I usually mention the bricks in Virginia and so adding them to this iconic 5-star hotel in Richmond just seemed natural. I also added in some”stuff” because hey, why not have a little fun with post-processing…. Of course I included some Cody flowers (two vases and some on the table)- and this time I have a photo of Cody on display lower right (and three other photos were added). I feel like my image evolved into becoming a cozy spot where maybe we could sit with some java and look at blogs (can you see that the laptop is opened to an ABF post). Would you want to sit here and catch up on some social media activity?
The Jefferson Hotel was built in 1895. Following a fire, the interior was redone in 1901. The carpet in the atrium cost $120,000 (years ago).
I took out the easel on the left because at the time, I was comment chatting with Amy Maranto about “clutter” and I thought it was feeling cluttered. ha! ya think? well there are definitely enough places to sit.
And two more photos:
Go here for more info about the Jefferson Hotel and Quick note about the stairs at the Jefferson. “For many guests and visitors — the famous, near-famous and just plain folks — the majestically carpeted, 36-step, polished marble staircase has always been a stellar attraction. Since the advent of the movie classic, Gone With the Wind, something almost akin to a mystique has surrounded it. There are those who firmly believe this staircase was the model for the one featured in the Atlanta mansion sequences of that film. True or not, it’s difficult to stand before it without experiencing instant recall of Scarlett O’Hara being carried up those stairs in Rhett Butler’s arms, or tragically tumbling down them on her own.”
Here is a slideshow for those who can play it:
have a nice day – and I want to invite you to join in on the challenge sometime – it runs once a month and for more info – check out
Visual Venturing’s After-Before One Photo Focus.
oh and it is Friday – let’s make it a good one! :)
credit: Bytes blog 🙂