Mandarin Orange Monday 73

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Queen Victoria Building at Christmas

Every year the  majestic Queen Victoria Building  (QVB) in Sydney has a stunning Christmas tree displayed. This year was no different – it was decorated with sparkling crystals. Not that the QVB really needs this added treat…it is always a spectacle with its stained glass windows and other ornamentation.

These photos were taken with my iPhone but later edited and played with using Photoshop. One day soon I will return with my camera. And later I might tell you (and show you) what I was actually doing there that day. It wasn’t just to shop!


1. Christmas Tree at QVB. Iphone photo. Contrast and curves adjusted.


2. Stained Glass Windows at QVB. iPhone photo. Contrast and Curve adjustments.


3. Desaturated. Nik Silver Efex and PS photo filter.


4. Desaturated. Nik Silver Efex. PS photo filter.


5. Crop. Selective Colour and Hue/Saturation adjustments. PS Photo Filter. Increased vibrance. Nik Color Efex – Reflector Effects.


6. Crop. Selective Colour and Hue/Saturation adjustments. PS Photo Filter. Increased vibrance. Nik Color Efex – Reflector Effects


7. As Above. Crop. Plus Nik Color Efex – Cross Balance. Topaz Clean – Curly Smooth and Stylise Details. Topaz Detail – Color Jump.


8. As Above.


9. Playing with layers and transparencies.


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

We are all looking forward to seeing your orange art again… I wonder if it has a festive or holiday theme? It is up to you:)

More information on MoM and how to join in the fun!

More information on the QVB.

25 thoughts on “Mandarin Orange Monday 73

  1. Okay … you give us this beautiful post with wonderful editing and then you slip in the “someday I’ll tell you …!” Are you kidding … someday? It must have been very special for you to say that and now my curiosity will keep me up at night 🙂 When is someday and how long do I have to suffer? Anyway … the building is magnificent and I am guessing a highlight of a visit to Sydney. The tree, I love and I love that with all the oranging, you left it blue … Beautifully done, Lori …

    May your Christmas Holidays be Blessed with joy and love …

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  5. stunning photos Lori and I can only imagine what that stained glass looks like in person! I’ve always loved cathedrals. Best wishes for a beautiful Christmas!

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  7. So sad I have missed this Christmas-Monday! I was not at home and had no access to the internet..buuuhh 😉 Now that I am home again I am glad to enjoy my studio again! Your colorful compositions are sooo beautiful and the last one is my all favorite 😀 Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for the new year to come ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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