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New camera. Testing, 1,2,3

 

Playing with the camera. My old little red camera is broken. The same person who doesn’t let me use his camera because I’m allegedly not careful enough, dropped mine. Anyway, I got a new one and what a difference. The colours actually look like real-life, so now you can see what I meant about the difficulties with the colours of the wallpaper in the green salon.

greysalon27

hall

zuber003

 

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23 comments on “New camera. Testing, 1,2,3

  1. Hariod Brawn
    August 27, 2015

    Did you finish that mammoth wallpaper cleaning task?

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      August 27, 2015

      Not even close! I’ve done about 1 square metre šŸ™‚ That means there are about 49 metres to go!

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      • Hariod Brawn
        August 27, 2015

        Bet you don’t finish it yourself. šŸ˜‰

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        August 27, 2015

        I have no choice šŸ™‚ It would take a professional oil painting restorer to do it, and they charge an arm and a leg.

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      • tildeb
        August 27, 2015

        What kind of stains are in the wallpaper?

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        August 31, 2015

        Sorry I missed your comment! It’s not stains. This sort of wallpaper was block printed with oil paints and then varnished. The varnish has darkened and/or bubbled in various areas…

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      • tildeb
        August 31, 2015

        I’m of the firm opinion that wallpaper should be illegal and considered a crime against humanity. You’re right: it takes something like a painting restorer to do this kind of job. And that’s your choice: being a pauper with clean wallpaper or…?

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        August 31, 2015

        As an art historian, I’ve always been in contact with the world of restoration to the point it became my hobby (obsession?). First I learnt gilding, then I learnt how to clean a painting, these days I do a bit of everything šŸ™‚
        I was meaning to ask you about your field of work. You seem to know a whole lot about architecture and landscaping. Do you do it professionally?

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      • tildeb
        September 1, 2015

        Hell, no. It’s simply an appreciation that compels an ongoing interest. I’m what people once called a Renaissance Man, I guess, and I like beauty and form over style.. although I am a great admirer of craftsmanship. That, combined with much travel and living in different kinds of homes in climate locales when wee, siblings and in-laws who are everything from engineers to painters and who talk at every gathering about recent projects (ever tried to move a house as a house? Are mobile plasma burners the answer to toxic waste? Is there such a thing as a deer-proof plant?), I can’t help but learn a thing or two along the way. I’m always amazed at how little I really do know in such company compared to so many big-brained and talent-laden people I like to surround myself with.

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  2. davidprosser
    August 27, 2015

    The pictures are fabulous. I love the entrance, and what can I say about the wallpaper except I used to wear it in the 60’s.
    Hugs

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  3. jerbearinsantafe
    August 27, 2015

    Impressive interior photos – looks like a beautifully restored home of a bygone era.

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  4. Godless Cranium
    August 27, 2015

    Looks like a beautiful home. Hope you get that green wallpaper changed though. šŸ™‚

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      August 27, 2015

      I would if it were a question of taste! The thing was when I saw it up close I realized it was hand-made Zuber. That’s the most important wallpaper company in the history of the world. So it was like finding an Indian burial ground at a construction site… I’ve got to keep it and I’ve got to learn to love it šŸ™‚

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  5. Cary Vaughn
    August 27, 2015

    Gosh. Beautiful!

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      August 27, 2015

      It’ll still be about a year before the place looks as polished as the last house, but I’ll get there!!!

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  6. foolsmusings
    August 27, 2015

    It’s beautiful šŸ™‚

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  7. acflory
    August 27, 2015

    Wow… the new camera does make a difference, Pinky. With the old camera everything looked somehow darker? Still beautiful but…these pics are better.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      August 27, 2015

      The colours on the last camera had gone terribly wrong. When everything wasn’t dark, then the colours were all washed out. Anything but realistic; so I guess Mike did me a favour…

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      • acflory
        August 27, 2015

        Sssssh! Them’s dangerous words laddie. šŸ˜‰

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  8. Helen Devries
    August 28, 2015

    Are you sure about that rug?

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      August 28, 2015

      No! A 4 metre runner is going there- just not while there are still workmen circulating with paint, plaster etc.

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