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Assembly Room Double Mantle

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 November 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The double mantle located in the Assembly Room of Hearst Castle.

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

The light fixtures 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.

Photo captured August 17, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/25 second F/3.5 ISO 1600 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Auch dieses sieht sehr gut aus.

27 Nov 2012 7:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What amazing detail - near blows the mind !

27 Nov 2012 9:10am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The picture is bright enough Steve, the detailing is all well presented.
Quite marvellous fireplace!

27 Nov 2012 10:03am

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Very impressive place...so richly decorated!

27 Nov 2012 2:20pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran


27 Nov 2012 3:49pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful details...nice shot!

27 Nov 2012 4:07pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is a most enjoyable image. It has a wonderful level of detail as well as perfect light.

27 Nov 2012 4:17pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Its amazing and at an earlier time there Winston Churchill had been there often for parties,
the history so rich, the photo beautiful, the castle mirage complete !~

27 Nov 2012 4:33pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot of this interesting Room ... the decoration and details are absolutely magnificent !!!

27 Nov 2012 5:40pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, the double mantle is very detailed decorative and artistic ~ very beautiful!

27 Nov 2012 6:54pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! SUch ornate and intricate designs. Excellent POV>

27 Nov 2012 7:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image. I had forgotten how lovely the interior is.

27 Nov 2012 8:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous detail and colors. This is such a wonderful place!

27 Nov 2012 8:23pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Superb picture, bright and full of details. Congratulation!

27 Nov 2012 9:18pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Such elaborate details ... a great shot of this portion of the room.

27 Nov 2012 9:51pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really stunning details, great shot

27 Nov 2012 11:45pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Wonderful detail but odd perspective lines.

28 Nov 2012 1:03am

@Harry: That's the unfortunate circumstance when you're on a tour with 30 other people and you're waiting for people to get out of your way and sometimes it's not at the opportune time. :-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. fine photograph

28 Nov 2012 2:29am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Still an excellent photographic result, Steven, and wow what an elaborately gorgeous setting !

28 Nov 2012 2:31am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I visited there years ago and was fascinated by it. Cool shot.

28 Nov 2012 4:11am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love everything here.. would love to have that ornamental table and chair. Full of character.

28 Nov 2012 10:21am

franz from Baden, Austria

most impressive again! hearst was apparently not shy about showing off his wealth ... ;-)

28 Nov 2012 6:47pm