As if in a Doll’s House (One Photo Focus: October)

It’s coming close to the first Friday of the month which means it’s time for another wonderful One Photo Focus from Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing. One Photo Focus is where everyone edits the very same photo then shares their results.

This month we have a very interesting photo from Y. Prior, from Priorhouse Blog. This photo below was taken with a cellphone in the  lobby of The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Oh the grandeur of yesteryear! {sigh}


When looking at this photo for me it felt very surreal. The building was so grand, dwarfing the furniture within. It made me feel as if I was looking into an antique doll’s house. Hence I decided to create a miniature effect to match this emotion.

This was created first by transforming the colour with a filter giving it the “turn-of-the-last-century” appearance then upping the contrast and clarity with a hint of brightness before cropping then miniaturizing. Here is my version of the above photo.


Be sure to see all the incredible submissions for this month’s One Photo Focus over at Visual Venturing. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it never ceases to amaze me how we can all edit the same photo yet all have such different results!

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Falling into the Grand Canyon’s Depth (WPC)

It isn’t until you are actually flying over or standing inside the Grand Canyon that you truly appreciate not only the grandeur of it but its true Depth, (this week’s Photo Challenge).

The Grand Canyon and it's majestic Depths!

It was such a privilege to be able to descend 3,500 feet into the Grand Canyon, landing in Hualapai Indian Territory. We drank champagne whilst admiring one the greatest natural wonders of the world 300 feet above the Colorado River.

It was a once in a life-time opportunity for Hubby and I but who knows, perhaps the children’s children will become curious about the Grand Canyon and ask… “mum, how much longer?”