Ripponlea Estate, house and gardens..

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  1. Vladdo

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    We went for day trip to the other side of the city today.. Was such a nice day too, perfect opportunity for photos of a grand old mansion & gardens..

    1. Rippon Lea Estate is a historic property located in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia. It is under the care of the National Trust of Australia.
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    2. Front entrance
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    4. Swimming pool
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    6. My beautiful wife relaxing in the sun
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    9. Main hallway on ground floor
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    10. Drawing room
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    11. Main staircase
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    13. Dining room
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    15. Upstairs hallway
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    18. Kids bedroom
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    19. 1930s bathroom
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    22. Original bathroom
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    23. Louisa Jones bequeathed the house to the National Trust in 1972.
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    24. Frederick Sargood had the house built in 1868.
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    27. Original 19th century kitchen.
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    29. 19th century servants quarters
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    30. 19th century pantry
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    31. Servants entrance and conservatory.
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    32. Grand ballroom (privately leased)
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    33. Fernery
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  2. Beanz

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    You've inspired me to do a tour of the place.

    Great photos!
     
  3. humanrace

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    wow that place is cool

    interesting to see the separate dining room for the peasants

    its the place free to go in? ie can photoshoots be organised there without specific permission? :p
     
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    Vladdo

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    Thanks... you should go, its an interesting place with an interesting history..

    it was one of the first places in australia to have electricity as they had a full time electrician...

    It's $15 entry for both house and garden. The house is a guided tour (you can only do 1 tour or pay another entry fee) and you go in a group, so they don't let you wander around the house freely. No flash photography either so i had to really push the ISO to get anything.
     
  5. perz

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    Fantastic shots!
    Didn't even realise this is in Aus, youngen so apologies for not knowing. :Paranoid:

    Especially love the hallway shots, quite eerie.
     
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    how much post processing goes into shots like this?
     
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    Here's a few unprocessed shots..

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    thanks :thumbup:

    looks like i need to learn how to post process :lol:
     
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    For me, processing is the best part :)
     
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    what's a good program to start with for a beginner?

    any other tips?

    thanks :)
     
  11. Beanz

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    Far from a professional here, but Lightroom?
     
  12. chilloutbuddy

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    nice pad, it needs a render outside

    cool photos Vladdo :thumbup:
     
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    Good shots as usual.

    I will say though, the processing of the outdoor shots is a little nuclear- kinda looks HDR ish- very fatiguing to the eye. 2 and 3 being the worst offenders- under the eves isn't right.
     
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    Thanks mate..

    I've actually been playing around with lightroom a bit and my current thing is playing with the camera profiles, insofar that I set it to canon landscape, so it makes all pics warm by default.. I do agree tho that #3 is too warm...

    that said, #1 & 31 is a HDR, with the rest just a single exposure...
     

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