The Roswell Photographic Society wrapped up its annual pilgrimage to the Historic Homes of Roswell with a visit to Barrington Hall. This image shows a desk with a black felt top and a variety of vintage knick-knacks including a group of little bells. I don’t know if these are the kind that would be rung to summon servants or if they are just little decorations but I love the patterns and patina on the old objects.
I had to play with lighting this scene since the room was fairly dark and they don’t allow flash photography here. This is a long exposure (15 seconds) and I used my pocket LED light to selectively brighten some sections while keeping an overall dark feeling.
It is fun to walk through this historic home and see all the household objects representing hundreds of years of life in the south. Lots of this reminds me of visits to my grandparents homes. Some of the artifacts are much older but everything here has a sense of the past and makes you wonder what it must have been like to live in this home. A neat place to visit and a great spot for photographic inspiration.
Barrington Hall – Roswell, Georgia
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
ProMaster LED120SS light
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 15 sec – ISO 200