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Taking Your Seat in the Chambers

Sitting in Chambers

It has been a while since I posted an image from the Council Chambers in the Melbourne Town Hall, but I hadn’t forgotten about them.  I still have more I want to show you, but while I was doing the other images I set them aside.  Seat in ChambersI am just going to start off by saying, that I do like this image.  I like the way the seats really stand out, and how plush they look.  I can also say they are very comfortable.  You can see a brass ring at the bottom of each one and if you pull that it brings the seat out further so you can relax into it.  Even the carvings on each seat are so ornate.  Every detail was considered.

I didn’t process as much of this image as I thought I might, I almost ignored the rest of the room and tried to make sure your focus would be on the leather seats and ornate carving.  I have also lightened it up more, as the room is quite dark.

I still have some more images to process from this room, but they are running out.  I really need to start looking for some new places to photograph.  I have some ideas, but I might need help, but more on that another time.

The posts for the weekend are prepared, and have been scheduled to publish, one a day, I hope.  You never really know with these things if they will work, but fingers crossed.  I need to pack and get ready now.  I am pretty excited about it.  I hope you are looking forward to the photos.  I also hope the leaves have started changing in Bright and Harrietville, they say it is spectacular.  Wish me luck.

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  1. Bubbly Tee #

    Wow, these are beautiful…would love to seat my lovely bottom on dose.. :)

    April 4, 2013
  2. incredible tones

    April 4, 2013
  3. very nice….wish I was there

    April 4, 2013
  4. gailkav #

    They look plush indeed – you have captured some very luxurious texture there.

    April 4, 2013
  5. Love the photo! Good luck!

    April 4, 2013
  6. You’ve done a superb job highlighting the lustre in those chairs, fantastic. I hope you find your autumn colours this weekend.

    April 4, 2013
  7. What a great shot with so much detail.

    April 4, 2013
  8. Love these vivid and intense colors…they really look very comfortable indeed…if the photo had been taken in Italy, I’d be obliged to say too comfortable ;-)

    April 4, 2013
  9. Lovely shot, great detail.. and those seats do look comfy.

    April 4, 2013
  10. Great post processing and nice curved lines.

    April 4, 2013
  11. This is so inspiring and phenomenal! The colors are almost hallucinatory, and definitely captivated me for a couple of minutes. So amazing!

    April 4, 2013
  12. Very nice picture! But with all that coziness… don’t the politicians forget to do their job?

    April 4, 2013
    • Maybe that is why they make bad decisions, they are asleep all the time, haha.

      April 4, 2013
  13. If I had to describe your photograph here to someone in a word it would be “sumptuous” I think. Great subject, great colour and depth. Thank you

    April 4, 2013
  14. Love the detail and rich jewel tone colors in this shot.

    April 4, 2013
  15. Beautifully processed. Mike has got it – ‘sumptuous’ is spot on!

    April 4, 2013
  16. A really beautiful photograph. Love it.

    April 4, 2013
  17. tripodtrippin #

    Just love this image and the processing. The leather seats are fabulous and thanks for the information that you have provided. Makes all the difference. :-)

    April 4, 2013
  18. Beautiful photo of gorgeous chairs!

    April 4, 2013
  19. Love that image. Very dramatic and still inviting you to come sit.

    April 4, 2013
  20. Such wonderful color, and so beautifully done!

    April 4, 2013
  21. Ornate…and almost gothic, yes…that’s the word. I’m passing this along, Leanne. You need about 14,000 more followers because you are *that* good. Have a great day!

    April 4, 2013
  22. Really like the chairs. Wouldn’t it be too comfortable for the councilors that they might fall asleep in meetings? :)

    April 4, 2013
  23. An early La-Z-Boy recliner? Too funny…and too pretty and comfortable for politicians. They should be strapped on to hard wooden straight-backed chairs, and only allowed out for an hour a day when In Session ;)
    Great photo…looking forward to your Weekend!

    April 4, 2013
    • Haha, I like that, all of it, wouldn’t that be great if they strapped like that, decisions would be made quickly.

      April 5, 2013
  24. Good luck, Leanne! Have a great trip – I’m, of course, looking forward to the results. That’s a great shot – you’ve really captured the history of the objects – those seats look very well worn.

    April 4, 2013
  25. A great photo! Love the pov of the seating area captured & the textures…

    April 5, 2013
  26. This image looks amazing! Is that a seal on the carpet between the chairs and the desk?

    April 5, 2013
    • I am not really sure what the carpets pattern is, sorry. It is very striking though.

      April 5, 2013
  27. Great shot! Its somewhat surreal and almost like a painting. Just want to plant myself in one of those comfy seats.

    April 5, 2013
  28. I love the richness of this image-it gives the feeling too of a very imposing space-

    April 5, 2013
  29. I would love to be in that council!

    April 5, 2013
  30. what a fabulous chamber…so regal looking! best of luck, have a bit of fun while you are away! :)

    April 5, 2013
  31. I wonder what the brass ring is for? A foot rest, perhaps. :)
    Have a good weekend.

    April 5, 2013
  32. Leanne, I believe that your success as a blogger has a lot to do with your giving useful tips on photography. There are a lot more good photographers in this world than good teachers of photography. I often recommend this blog to other photographers. The photography is good and readers like bloggers who put a bit of themselves into their blog, which you do in various ways.

    So I need to read my own words and try some of these things.

    April 5, 2013
    • Thanks Ron, I believe it is because I do love to talk, and everyone I know is sick of it, so I write it, and apparently people out there in the cyberworld love it, which is great. Such a lovely thing to say, thank you so much. I can tell you I am not sure I am a great teacher face to face, I certainly write about it far better. Perhaps I should write a book, haha.

      April 5, 2013
  33. Fantastic … because to get the details is the leather is so good and shinny. Very plush … and very masculine. And I agree with Ron, why don’t you write a book about photograph tips. I think that is a brilliant idea.

    April 5, 2013
    • Haha, thank you Viveka, perhaps one day, though there are so many out there already.

      April 5, 2013
      • Didn’t know that … then publish a book with your photos.

        April 5, 2013
  34. Eydie #

    I Love the texture of the photo. The colors are terrific!

    April 5, 2013
  35. If someone ever tries to throw a coup d’etat, you can be sure it was all to sit on those chairs.

    April 5, 2013
  36. The texture, coloring and lighting is incredible. Beautiful work!

    April 5, 2013
  37. Tina Liu #

    Beautiful, absolutely breathtaking photos!

    April 5, 2013
  38. Good one

    April 5, 2013
  39. As requested, wishing you luck! Great photo — those chairs look comfortable enough to get lost in!

    April 5, 2013
  40. aumrita #

    You’re blog is my absolute favourite

    April 5, 2013
  41. I knew this was yours before I read whose blog it was ;-)

    April 6, 2013
  42. Gorgeous processing, Leanne…a very intellectual approach! Love those reflections of so much color in the sheen of that ‘comfy-looking’ leather! Almost makes politicking look rather enjoyable

    April 6, 2013
  43. What amazing colors…. I just absolutely love your work Leann! :D

    April 7, 2013
  44. Love the colours and textures shown here.

    April 8, 2013

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