The Hearst Castle, the former mansion of American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, is an architectural and artistic wonder along California's Central Coast. Set atop a hill, it appears from below like a large church; after making the trek up to the site, it is revealed to be a sprawling compound of neo-Spanish, Moorish and neo-classical architecture, statuary, topiary and artwork the equal of anywhere in the world.
I'm going to post a few photos from Hearst Castle that show the extreme opulence of the place, but I wanted to start with this image, which I captured through the trees while walking around the grounds. It is actually set atop an ornate staircase below, but from this angle it seemed to be a small gold statue just hidden away in the brush, overlooking the land below.
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aliabazari (10282) 2012-06-16 12:09
This picture is very beautiful and composed of several layers. Composition and good lighting, well depth is created.
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2012-08-02 3:49
Your images from Hearst are a joy to behold, and you really have captured that opulence and sense of weath with your collection of imags. This is beautiful particularly because the viewpoint you have taken, and when I first saw it, I thought of the Colossus of Rhodes. Beautiful gold colour, and wondergful depth with the trees framing the foreground, and the distant green hills beyond. Brilliant!
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (6497)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-20
- Categories: Humorous, Artwork
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SD600
- Exposure: f/4.9, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 6:37