Mandarin Orange Monday 97



As you might remember, we have been taking little trips to the country and the mountains over the last few months….just a day two here and there, but enough  to feel refreshed and remember that there is more to life than what the city offers. We haven’t done that for a long time, so it really is like a new adventure.

This week I am showing you a collection of images of windows – from the ornate and exuberant to the homey. Most of them are quite old – some are of buildings still used and lived in and others are abandoned.



Window Collage. The images here were sharpened and Curves and Levels adjusted using Photoshop.

The following collection of images has been edited using Photoshop Filter Gallery. They were orangified using Hue/ Saturation, Selective Colour and finally adjusted with Shadows/Highlights.


Abandoned House. Oberon. Photoshop Poster Edges filter.


Abandoned House 2/Selfie Reflection. Photoshop Filter Sumi-e.

Linking with Weekend Reflections


Man (reluctant mode!) at Window. Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Photoshop Neon Glow filter.


Open Window. Carrington Hotel. Katoomba. Photoshop Poster Edges and Photo filters.


Front Veranda Window. Carrington Hotel. Photoshop Dark Strokes filter.


Window. The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Photoshop Accented Edges filter.


Window in Billiard Room. Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Photoshop Cut Out filter.


Window. The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Photoshop Accented Edges.


Loungeroom Windows. House my Dad built and where I grew up. Photoshop Sumi-e filter.

Linking with Nature Footstep Catching the Light

And now Playtime – with Photoshop and  Nik Color Efex and Topaz filters.

NewWindowPlay7BwebLinking with Nature Footstep Abstract


As always, thank you for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday. I love seeing the work  of people from all over the world – I am sure you do too:)

For more information about how to participate go to the Mandarin Orange Monday Page.

21 thoughts on “Mandarin Orange Monday 97

  1. I love all the stained glass featuring flowers and curls. I like your final combination of stained glass and aged wood, and filters, very cool. Those reflections can catch us unawares.

  2. These are all wonderful … I love your choice of subject with so much beauty and variety and your editing is superb. I, personally, love the “selfie” and it may well be my favorite one. And don’t kid yourself … a real photography did do that and it worked out wonderfully. I am curious how you think any photographer could avoid it … I run into that problem often and haven’t figured it out yet:) Be well, Lori …

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. nice shots Lori! Glad you are enjoying your outings! I like the Carrington window with the accented edges and your last compostion of the combined photos!

  4. Heisann!

    I thought you had ended the Mandarin Orange Monday, I will keep on joining you – tomorrow.
    Blogger´s Sunday Walk Summer will take place July 13! Welcome ;:OD)

    • No, I just took a longer than planned break. Sorry. I thought about sending out emails…but sometimes they can be a bother to people. Nice to see you again:)

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  7. Those stained glass compositions are so pretty… This type of windows is not that common and is so nice : nice choice for the week.

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