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Hearst Castle Tapestries

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 November 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The walls of the Assembly Room of Hearst Castle are lined with walnut paneling and vivid tapestries, all dating back to the 16th century. The four photos shown here illustrate four of the tapestries found in the Assembly Room.

We were not allowed to use flash photography inside the residence, hence the not-so-bright shots captured here.

The lighting seen hanging from the ceiling are simple incandescent light bulbs, which William Randolph Hearst was said to like and did not want covered with diffusers.

Photos captured August 17, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/25 second F/4.2 ISO 1600 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely collage.

26 Nov 2012 6:37am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The amazing marble roundels in white Carrera marble were at one time in the home of
Thomas Hope and are part of that amazing Regency Designers output of genius in his
lifetime of collecting, now in the amazing collection of another amazing collector who was
Randolph Hearst. Beautiful photos Steven, hope to see more, would have loved to see
these as individual shots, they are so important. Beautiful, love it !~

26 Nov 2012 6:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Magnificent set Steve.

26 Nov 2012 8:03am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fantastic collage of these wonderful tapestries ... they are really artworks !!! The details, light and colors are wonderful ...

26 Nov 2012 5:12pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Priceless valuable treasures hanging there for generations to come and go and mavel and praise the beauty.

26 Nov 2012 6:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous! I remember visiting here years ago. My in laws lived in Morro Bay.

26 Nov 2012 6:16pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic collection of photos ... beautiful detailed tapestries and light!

26 Nov 2012 8:48pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, so much detail, lovely work

26 Nov 2012 9:48pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Wow... very interesting place with marvelous tapestries and crowded also. Thanks for showing.

27 Nov 2012 4:06am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

These are incredible, and very well presented/lit... excellent images !

27 Nov 2012 4:13am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Zusammenstellung. Schön das Licht.

27 Nov 2012 7:30am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful framing. Great overall white balance with these different light qualities. Excellent work.

27 Nov 2012 4:19pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love these tapestries.. excellent shot

28 Nov 2012 10:20am

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive captures of these "old masterpieces", despite the limited photographic possibilities !

28 Nov 2012 6:48pm

Martin from Alhambra, United States

great pictures. I was just there a few months ago. I was wondering what Camera and what lens?

28 Dec 2013 9:07pm

@Martin: Martin, the camera is identified to the right of the photo (Nikon D7000). The kit lens was used which is 18-105mm.