The Royal Stairs

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In a few weeks, we’ll be having this great online photography training event called Midnight in Paris. You’ll notice today’s daily photo is one of the ones in this little video-teaser below!

Daily Photo – The Royal Stairs

I imagine all sorts of royalty going up and down these stairs. I wonder what it was like, back in the day, when people would come over to the chateau… arriving on horse-drawn carriages and the like… coming in to ascend these stairs… I wish we had video footage from back then. It would be so interesting.

Maybe someone will invent a quantum-time video capture device. Then we could set it up on the stairs and dial it back to the mid 1800’s to see who went up and down the stairs.

This reminds me a little of what my little 7-year-old girl said. She was looking at some old photos from the 20’s. She said, “You know dad? Like in the olden days? Like when everyone used to dress in black and white?”

The Royal Stairs

The Royal Stairs

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • susan ratcliff

    Wow! This staircase is beautiful – and the portraits look beautiful too – yes, I wonder what it would be like if they had reality tv back then! :)

  • Casper van Zyl

    Wow! Wonderful-now you can see why theFrench Revolution took place,they live a life second to none while all were starving. found a letter on the net where an Aristocrat wrote a letter to her Uncle in England telling him that food was very dear in France. The price for dog was 2pound 6 shillings,cat was 1 pound 17 shillings and rat 1 pound 1 shilling. Almost like the great resection. I’m just happy they did not destroy all the art and left some for us to see like in the photo.
    Louis the 14th like in the picture was a french adaptation of baroque,emphasising formal grandeur and lush ostentation. The Kings palace at Versailles was the supreme monument of this style, in which all the arts architecture,sculpture,painting,interior design-were integrated into a unified expression of Royal taste. Most of them lost their heads one way or another.Also louis the 1st real name was Clovis and he liked the German and Italian names such as Ludwig or Luigi so he dropped the ( C ) and changed the ( v ) to a ( u ) and that is how Louis came to be. Wonderful history but glad I did not live then life span was to short also no cameras hehe!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/VickiWilsonPhotography Vicki Wilson

    Awesome image! I wasn’t able to join the class in Paris, but look forward to joining your online class Midnight in Paris :o)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Wow, beautiful stairway, Trey!! Great job in capturing the loveliness of it. Have a wonderful Saturday!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RussConsidine Russ Considine

    Trey: I can see the aura of the past in your photograph !

  • Kyle VanEtten

    Hey Trey – as someone who has already purchased and gone through your HDR tutorial would you still recommend this upcoming online class? I trust you so I just figured I would ask – I really appreciate the quality products that you put out but I am poor enough that if there is a lot of overlap I might have to hold off on this one haha – thanks!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Yes – I think you will like it – also there is no risk since you can have all your money back if you don’t like it! :)

  • Andrea Boyle

    I LOVE stairwells, especially spiral ones. Thanks for sharing this one!

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