Abstracts & Vignettes from Biltmore Estate IV – 6 pics

A year ago, my family visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  This is my fourth post from that visit.  Such a beautiful place!  The first image features the Grand Staircase.  The weight of the exterior staircase wall creates a cantilever force which supports the weight of the large granite steps.  I used a “glow” filter in Filter Forge to add a subtle glow effect to the highlights.

Grand Staircase Composition 1
Grand Staircase Composition 1
The next four images feature the Biltmore Conservatory.  Part of the Biltmore’s Walled Garden, the Conservatory was designed by the Biltmore House architect Richard Morris Hunt.  It was built to provide flowers, plants and shrubs for the house and surrounding gardens.

Biltmore Conservatory Exterior Abstract 2
Biltmore Conservatory Exterior Abstract 2

Biltmore Conservatory Interior Composition 1
Biltmore Conservatory Interior Composition 1

Biltmore Conservatory Interior Composition 2
Biltmore Conservatory Interior Composition 2

Biltmore Conservatory Interior Composition 3
Biltmore Conservatory Interior Composition 3
I captured this young fella on the playground at the Biltmore Winery and Farm Village.  Is he focused on balancing himself, or is he intrigued by his shadow?

Balancing Act at Biltmore
Balancing Act at Biltmore
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Abstracts & Vignettes from Biltmore Estate III – 2 pics

Well, there are a few more compositions from my family visit to Biltmore Estate earlier this year, which I just haven’t had a chance to work on.  Finally, here are a couple more.  These are from the Antler Hill Village & Winery which includes a display of antique farm equipment.

Biltmore Estate Wagon Wheel Composition
Biltmore Estate Wagon Wheel Composition

These subjects and the late afternoon sun offered several interesting detail abstract compositions, both featuring weathered textures, strong geometric shapes and nice lines.  Similar to several earlier posts, these images were created by compositing a light sepia toned styling with a subtle color layer – processed to emulate Kodachrome slide film.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Biltmore Estates Antique Tractor Detail
Biltmore Estate Antique Tractor Detail

Abstracts & Vignettes from Biltmore Estate II – 3 pics

Biltmore Conservatory Abstract
Biltmore Conservatory Abstract

Here is the next post in my Biltmore Estate series.  The black & white images include a Agfa APX 100 film emulation application as the last step in my workflow.  For the flower arrangement, I applied a vintage Kodachrome filter with some final tweaks to subdue color saturation.

Biltmore Wisteria Vine Composition
Biltmore Wisteria Vine Composition

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Flower Arrangement in Edith's Room
Flower Arrangement in Edith’s Room