WPC: Ornate

“…share something unabashedly ornate — where it’s clear that the creators pulled no stops and went all out.” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

For my money an ornate architectural design does not have to incorporate gaudy displays of fruit, gold leaf accents, or carved faces. I enjoy glimpses of the ‘big picture” as viewed through individual components of the entire site.

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This image of the lobby ceiling in Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency hotel was shot with the Hipstamatic app using the combination of the James M lens and the Rock BW-11film.



  12 comments for “WPC: Ornate

  1. November 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    What a terrific architectural shot, Allan. You have gotten some good ones if this place.


    • November 13, 2015 at 8:57 AM

      Thanks, Jane. The lobby of this hotel and the exterior of the building next door provided hours of fun, day and night. I did not want to overdo it by posting too many photos at once. There will be more in the future.

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  2. November 8, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Nice, I really like this shot.


  3. November 6, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    What an intriguing photo, Alan. Reminds me of a living Escher work. You do have an eye for beauty in all of its forms. WG


    • November 6, 2015 at 4:22 PM

      Thanks, WG. It’s good to hear from you again. I agree with you about the resemblance to Escher—I love his work.

      As far as beauty goes, as much as I love curves I seem to be heavily influenced by straight intersecting lines. This photo gave me a chance to combine all of them into one image.

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      • November 6, 2015 at 7:02 PM

        And elegantly so. It is good to have time to visit my favorite photographers again. I’m coming out of a very busy stretch where I’ve taken on some added responsibilities here in my community. It is all important work, but cuts into my time with the larger blogging community. Balance in all things, right, Allan?


      • November 7, 2015 at 7:15 AM

        Balance? Moderation—I want more of that!

        I am touched to be among your group of favorite photographers. Thank you for the compliment and for your service to your community.

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      • November 7, 2015 at 5:01 PM

        Allan, I always enjoy seeing what you see through your lens. You invite one to see the world from a different angle. It opens up the perception. I was asked to become the president of our neighborhood association back in the spring, before I went to OR. By mid-May, I accepted. It has been a challenging summer, as the outgoing president persisted in the position for nearly 20 years. His interest and enthusiasm drained away years ago, but he couldn’t find a replacement for himself, until I finally accepted the challenge. This is a nuts and bolts sort of thing, and I’ve been busy writing grants, listening to disgruntled neighbors, working with various county offices, and setting up a Neighborhood Watch program. Progress has been made, but there hasn’t been much time left over for my own interests. I think the first big push is completing now, and I should have less to do in the next few months. And that is a good thing 😉 Thank you for your appreciation, Alan. e-

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  4. November 6, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Allan, this has a very sci-fi feel about it to me when in the B&W. Looks very cool (and ornate.)



    • November 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM

      Thanks, Janet. I had an absolute blast every time I walked through the lobby. I stopped and took photos using different apps and new views. I could spend a month there and not tire of taking photos in the lobby.


  5. November 6, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Round peg in square whole and it works! Elaborate, ornate and fancy. Love how you created your own design within theirs.
    Happy Friday


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