Color, texture, pattern

Sometimes, an image is just about the way things go together or contrast with each other.  In this case, I saw the patterns in the rug, the quilt and the surrounding fabrics that were on this bed.  Then, there were the colors.  Bright red as a backdrop with the more muted colors in the foreground.  The little fringe, I thought, was a great addition of a textural element to divided several different patterns.

While at Bulloch Hall, one of things that we learned was about the items on the floor that look like large pillows.  These were actually the bedding for servants who would sleep at the foot of their master’s beds in case they needed something during the night.

I can’t really imagine that type of lifestyle but, it must have been common at the time.  It is so easy to assume that what we do is acceptable as long as others are doing the same thing.  Looking back, it is painful to realize our mistakes and even harder to change but, we only grow through change.  I don’t wish pain on anyone but, I do wish we could all realize our mistakes and fix them before they become a pattern for others to follow.

Bulloch Hall Plantation
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon 7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
38mm @ f/8 – 1/5 sec – ISO 640

#BullochHall #fabrics #texture #bedding #historical #Roswell #Georgia #antebellum #WithMyTamron

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A favorite read

It seems as though the days are coming when books may be a thing of the past.  We’ve already neared the point of having newspapers go the way of the diosaur.  It would be very sad to think that would come to pass.  That people would no longer have the desire to curl up with a good book.  I suppose we would still get our information and entertainment through electronic means but, there’s something more substantial about words in print.

When you visit stately old homes like Bulloch Hall, there is almost always a dedicated library room and you see books spread throughout the home.  It was a mark of distinction and proof of an educated and intelligent homeowner.

What will the evidence of our intellect be in the future?  Will we look to see how high tech the owner’s entertainment system was.  Maybe which make of computer they use.  There is a difference between buying fancy toys and investing in culture and education.  For now, I hope people who care about that will continue to hold on to their favorite books and share them with others.

Bulloch Hall Plantation
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon 7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
62mm @ f/8 – 1/30 sec – ISO 640

#BullochHall #Book #glasses #historical #Roswell #Georgia #antebellum #WithMyTamron

In the attic

The attic of Bulloch Hall is definitely a storage space.  All the miscellaneous stuff like Christmas decoartions and other items waiting for their appropriate season are kept up there.  There are a few other things which wait up here for a chance to be seen such as this spinning wheel.

The wheel isn’t perfect.  It’s not shiny and it has lots of nicks and scratches but, that adds character.  On the day I visited, the section of the attic where it was standing was mostly in the shadows except for a ray of sunlight through one of the two windows up here.

The radiating pattern of the spokes and that very contrasty light made me think, this would be a good image.  The patterned blanket below it added just enough color to keep it from being too stark.  I think this is another one of those glimpses of history that make places like Bulloch Hall a great treasure.

Bulloch Hall Plantation
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon 7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
31mm @ f/10 – 1/3 sec – ISO 640

#BullochHall #SpinningWheel #attic #historical #Roswell #Georgia #antebellum #WithMyTamron

Morning Light

The subject here is pretty simple – a pitcher and a towel, but I found the light so interesting.  The morning light was coming in through a window and throwing all kinds of diffused light and shadows.  There is something about this kind of light that makes me feel good.  Not sure why, but I get that “all is right with the world” feeling when I see this.

I don’t need to know why this scene gives me that feeling but, I wonder if that comes through for others or if it’s just me.

Bulloch Hall Plantation
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon 7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
70mm @ f/8 – 1/125 sec – ISO 640

#BullochHall #StillLife #bathroom #historical #Roswell #Georgia #antebellum #WithMyTamron

Bedside Table

Even in the best of families, there will always be some type of illness to deal with.  Here you see a set up where one of the residents must have had a stomach problem.  The bottle of medicine stands on the bedside table ready to provide relief.

This is another scene that should remind us of how much things have changed over time.  The medicines that we have access to have not always been around.   What we run down to the corner drug store and pick up at a moments notice, didn’t even exist 50 or 100 years ago.  Even simple things like Pepto-Bismol would have been unheard of.  Of course, 100 years from now, they will probably be saying the same thing of today’s medicines.  Oh well, time goes on!

Bulloch Hall Plantation
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon 7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
18mm @ f/8 – 1/25 sec – ISO 640

#BullochHall #StillLife #bedside #reflections #historical #Roswell #Georgia #antebellum #WithMyTamron

Yellow reflections

With spring just around the corner, I found this flower arrangement inside Bulloch Hall very refreshing.  As we were starting to come out of a period of cloudy and rainy weather, the presence of bright colors and some sunshine was just what I needed.  The reflection of the vase and blossoms in the glass topped dresser really caught my eye and made me think this would make an attractive image.

Bulloch Hall Plantation
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon 7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
26mm @ f/5 – 1/6 sec – ISO 640

#BullochHall #yellow #flowers #reflections #historical #Roswell #Georgia #antebellum #WithMyTamron

Make yourself at home

The interior of Bulloch Hall is full of furniture and artifacts that make you feel like the family has recently left the room and will soon return.  There are so many spots that you look at and feel as though you could settle in and relax.

Of course, there would not have been all the comforts of modern life in place when the home was built.  The presence of candles and oil lamps reminds us of the time when you couldn’t just flip a switch to light the rooms.  Still, the feeling of a well cared-for and comfortable home is evident throughout the house.

Bulloch Hall Plantation
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon 7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
50mm @ f/8 – 1/6 sec – ISO 640

#BullochHall #furniture #OilLamp #antique #historical #Roswell #Georgia #antebellum #WithMyTamron