MacGregor's music room

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 23 March 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The light on the right is from a doorway leading to the windowed front porch which was lit by intense morning sun. I processed this in Photoshop using a bit of Shadow/Highlight adjustment. The right side is a bit bright and I could have brought it down a bit more with a gradient or brush, but a person has to eat sometime. On the piano and wall is a collection of MacGregor family photos. Also on the wall are oil paintings created by Maria Clara Heeney MacGregor, wife of the founder of the ranch. In 1871, Clara studied at the Chicago Academy of Design (which later became the Art Institute of Chicago) and later at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

A beautiful piece of history mixed with memories. Excellent shot.

23 Mar 2011 9:21am

@Sarito: Thank you, Sarito. The ranch house was a very interesting place to visit.

Franz from Baden, Austria

love the atmosphere and the accumulated objects here!

23 Mar 2011 11:12am

@Franz: Thanks, Franz! I had fun processing this one.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Even the light looks over a hundred years old . . this is an image filled with magic and memories. Truly lovely, Karla.

23 Mar 2011 6:18pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie!!! Through the mists of time.... :) Not all the images will have this look.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A beautiful captured impression,,fascinating and interesting!

23 Mar 2011 8:53pm

@Thea: Thanks, Thea! More coming....though not all black and white. I am mixing it up a bit.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. Thanks for the interesting information.

25 Mar 2011 9:56pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks for visiting! I am happy to provide the information, thinking that it adds a little more life to the image especially for historical places. For me, when I am in a place like this, I like to know more about the people who lived in the setting.