The Gothic Study - The Private Library of William Randolph Hearst

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Stanford Walk
I'll meet you all at The Oval on Thursday at 4 PM. There is ONE bit of bad news. There was going to be a talk afterward at 5:30 PM, but it looks like the auditorium at Stanford fell through. This was a surprise to me too - so, my apologies... however, the walk is still on and I look forward to meeting y'all.

As a bonus, I'll be giving away a lot of Smugmug goodies! So be sure to come with room to take home something special!
Topaz Detail Review
Topaz Detail just upgraded their cool software. I have written a quick Topaz Detail Review, which I will add to more in coming weeks. It's a really nice and fun program - I invite you to check it out!
Daily Photo - The Gothic Study
Note this is the "small" library. I'll post the main library in a few weeks!

As always, you can zoom in to see the details by clicking through. The details are quite incredible, and I am sure you will delight in seeing the closeups of the hand-carved wooden arches and the painted Spanish ceilings... it was all amazing! If you look closely at the full res version towards the middle, you can see a portrait of WR Hearst when he was 31-years-old.

from Trey Ratcliff at

Andy Biesemeyer, Andrea Rapisarda, and 369 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. amirask 63 months ago | reply

    Truly beautiful...

  2. Soleil is me. 63 months ago | reply

    Memory...This song for your tender heart:)

    An exquisite image was arranged by your great composition/treatment.


    INSPIRE... Invite ONLY
    You are INVITED to display this wonderful photo
    in the INSPIRE Pool.

  3. Scott A. Rasmusson 63 months ago | reply

    Love this picture, so much to take in, colors light its all good.

  4. shexbeer 63 months ago | reply

    Perfect HDR Trey, instant fave!!!

  5. yousterer [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    wow, this is really pretty and warm.

  6. Lollygagging 63 months ago | reply

    wow the detail in this is amazing!

  7. 63 months ago | reply

    That would be my bedroom.

  8. Pawel Tomaszewicz 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. -=Keith=- 60 months ago | reply

    Amazing detail!!!

  10. Camerons Personal Page 60 months ago | reply

    Anytime I start getting cocky about my HDR work I come over here and am deeply humbled, again.
    Amazing work!

  11. jessabella11 57 months ago | reply

    Love this picture, sort of a rustic style. Have used on my blog here:


  12. BAD DOG DIABOLO 56 months ago | reply

    beautiful picture , beautiful colours , beautiful shot

  13. Outlaw Pete 65 46 months ago | reply

    This Composition is Talented & Extraordinary !!

    The Masters of Photography

    (Post 1 ~ Award 1)

  14. gaolutao091 46 months ago | reply

    This is gorgeous!!warm-toned

  15. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    So nice...

  16. ragendem 33 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing! I made a Nook Wallpaper from this photo
    I attributed the original photo to you and published the wallpaper under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

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