My focus for this image in Fonthill’s Breakfast Room was to capture various aspects of Henry Mercer’s tile designs. A large series of mirrors framed by tile columns and arches covered one wall. The opposite side of the room was decorated with a brocade mosaic covered Russian fireplace. By shooting a reflection in the mirror, I was able to capture both designs in a single image. I needed to combine two images into a HDR to reduce the brightness from the light coming through the window. I tried to keep the “HDR effect” to a natural style as much as possible.
The image is a little grainy due to the double effect of a high ISO of 1600 and the HDR processing. I have no idea why my camera was set at ISO 1600. I just did not check the settings before I took the image. Big lesson learned here … constantly check camera settings before taking an image.