Nestled In The Turret

This is from my wanderings in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. The area I was near is called Embassy Row because it’s where a lot of embassies are located in DC because it’s close to the US State Department and the White House. A lot of them are older mansions that have been converted as working embassies or diplomatic residences. I have no idea what this one is. I just liked the turret. Reminds me of a castle.

This was shot with my Nikon D810 and the Sigma 24-105 Art lens. I did all the base adjustments in Lightroom then went to town on it in Photoshop. I had to do a lot of healing and cloning on this one so bonus points if you figure out where I did it. I also discovered the latest version of Photoshop CC fixed the healing brush! I shall no longer curse Adobe (least for this release).  Once I had the image adjusted for contrast and lighting I wanted to subtly bump up the building texture because it looks cool. So I loaded up Intensify CK and then went picked a filter. Quick layer mask to brush in what I wanted and called it down. Very happy with how it came out.

Enjoy.

Nestled In The Turret

 

3 Comments »

  1. I like the stately old house. Washington, DC has great charm when it comes to very dignified old three story houses. I had a friend that lived on Capital Hill and her house was beautiful, I thought at the time. Inside the charm seemed to go away because there were so many little rooms. You could get lost. House did not look large viewing it from the street but most ran very long. She had one of the “round” rooms and it was on the third floor. I stayed with her overnight and she shared with me what the “castle” like structure was really like. The third floor was the attic for them. It was a very large house. The attic could be used as bedrooms. It was both spooky and beautiful. There was a curved to the area that had a sitting area with storage by the window. Very nice wall paper on the wall but not used except to store items. The problem I found with the house, there was only one bathroom and that was on the main floor and the steps down were narrow and steep. I liked the house better looking in. Sometime it is better.

  2. Apart from all the technique, which makes it a perfect shot, I would add that this is exactly what I’ve always dreamt as a kid to create my “reading corner” of the house (small age, big dreams). Great job!
    Have a very good Sunday,
    Greta
    (P:S. Ok, got me, it is still my dream.)