Room To Read

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 9/19/2011 2:40:29 AM

Beautiful work, Phyllis! #1409220

Michelle Alton 9/19/2011 4:07:54 AM

What a stellar piece of work and artistry, Phyllis. It all worked absolutely perfectly. Henry Chapman Mercer was one of the lucky few that was able to see an awesome vision come to fruition. #9678878

Cathy Barrows 9/19/2011 7:19:46 AM the added details #9679320

Mary Timman 9/19/2011 7:44:04 AM

Oh my gosh you did some fantastic work with this, must have been very time consuming and it is very appreciative! Beautiful room and effects. Just fabulous work! A winner I hope! #9679379

Chastity Abbott 9/19/2011 7:53:37 AM

Love the light that comes in and gently falls on the desk, chair and all the details. Wonderful image! #9679396

David M. Montero 9/19/2011 10:41:03 AM

Masterful work Phyllis. A beautiful image. How do you spell gold - Room to Read! #9679628

Tarun Bose 9/19/2011 10:55:48 AM

Outstanding work here, Phyllis. #9679667

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 9/19/2011 11:39:53 AM

Extraordinary work, Phyllis. Simply outstanding. You captured the true beauty of this mansion. #9679735

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 9/19/2011 12:35:02 PM

Absolutely stunning result of your meticulous work, Phyllis! The natural light, exquisite colors, wonderful mood, great's all so beautiful and a winner in my book! Just outstanding! #9679802

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 9/19/2011 8:16:38 PM

Amazing work, Phyllis!! Love it! #9680516

Robert Jensen level-deluxe 9/20/2011 12:17:05 PM

outstanding work Phyllis #9681872

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 9/21/2011 5:47:29 AM

Thank you so much everyone! #9683101

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/22/2011 11:44:32 AM

This really is beautiful work Phyllis!! #9685366

Pattie Smith 9/23/2011 4:55:38 AM

What amazing work Phyllis! Just gorgeous! #9686599

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/1/2011 10:04:47 PM

Wow, this is beautiful digital work, Phyllis! Sorry I have been absent. It has been a rough summer and now I have guests coming for the month of Oct!!
I will try and catch up on commenting as I have time. I have posted a bunch of shots from San Diego last weekend! Finally got out and shot something! #9710179

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/2/2011 1:12:14 PM

Thank you so much everyone....a little late to say thanks as I've been out of town with no internet. Will catch up on commenting soon I hope! #9711302

Linda Blair 10/4/2011 11:18:48 AM captured the real beauty of this room....well done!!! #9716015

Carolyn McIntosh 10/9/2011 6:58:34 AM

Poking through your gallery this morning . . sorry I am late in thanking you . . on the road with crappy internet.

This is one gorgeous image and I can certainly appreciate the amount of time and effort you put into creating this work of art.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my POTD . . much appreciated. #9725122

Mary Timman 10/18/2011 5:23:17 PM

I love this. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #9743891

Amy M. Wilson 10/18/2011 5:23:23 PM

Big congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist, Phyllis!! #9743893

Robin R. 10/18/2011 5:25:00 PM

Beautiful work. The lighting and detail are wonderful. Congrats. #9743907

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 10/18/2011 5:36:48 PM

Big congratulations on this, Phyllis! Thought I'd commented before, but apparently missed it---it is fantastic work! #9744014

Orsi level-deluxe 10/18/2011 5:38:47 PM

Amazing work,Phyllis!!Congratulations!! #9744031

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 10/18/2011 5:55:29 PM

Awesome! Congrats! #9744181

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/18/2011 6:14:49 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist, Phyllis! #9744343

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 10/18/2011 6:16:13 PM

Awesome finalist, Phyllis!

Congratulations! #9744356

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 10/18/2011 7:11:31 PM

Big Congratulations Phyllis! I loved this!

jo ann c.


Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/18/2011 7:12:58 PM

An all time favorite image, Phyllis...just love it!! Congratulations on your finalist! #9744754

Linda L. Ruiz level-deluxe 10/18/2011 7:14:56 PM


Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/18/2011 7:19:55 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Phyllis! #9744810

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/18/2011 7:20:11 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Phyllis! #9744812

Nadia Paul 10/18/2011 7:56:38 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Phyllis! #9744985

Irene Colling level-deluxe 10/18/2011 9:04:29 PM

Expert photography, skillfully presented.

Congratulations Phyllis on your outstanding Finalist. #9745231

Lisa J. Chorny level-deluxe 10/18/2011 9:14:03 PM

I LOVE this, Phyllis! There's something so magical about it. Nice work and congrats on the finalist! #9745260

Rona L. Schwarz 10/18/2011 10:08:04 PM

Spectacular creative piece of art, Phyllis! I wouldn't even know how to go about doing a six image stitch, but the resulting image is truly amazing. CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #9745410

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/18/2011 11:08:10 PM

wonderful finalist... congratulations!!! #9745579

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 10/18/2011 11:31:29 PM

Congrats on this wonderful image receiving the finalist award. Good luck! #9745704

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 10/19/2011 5:11:31 AM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your fabulous finalist! #9746283

Susan D. Royce level-deluxe 10/19/2011 6:26:37 AM

A wonderful creation, so atmospheric! Congrats and good luck in the next round. #9746559

Richard B. Hallick level-deluxe 10/19/2011 6:55:01 AM

Like the castle, this is also a masterpiece. Congratulations on the finalist. It should go to gold. #9746719

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 10/19/2011 9:28:53 AM

Amazing work in the DD Phyllis and congratulations on this fabulous finalist. #9747341

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 10/19/2011 10:17:38 AM

Outstanding work, Phyllis!
Love the colors, light, and tones on this fantastic subject.
~♥~Lisa #9747527

The Judges at level-deluxe 10/19/2011 10:33:24 AM

This is a beautiful image, and you've put some expert editing into it. #9747598

Cathy Barrows 10/19/2011 12:37:49 PM

congrat on your finalist...awesome creation #9748177

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 10/19/2011 1:09:12 PM

No surprise here, Phyllis. Simply outstanding work. Huge congrats on this beautiful finalist. Looking for gold on this one. #9748272

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 10/19/2011 4:44:59 PM

Congrats & good luck, Phyllis! #9748839

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/19/2011 6:05:07 PM

Big congratulations on this excellent finalist Phyllis!! #9749070

Debra R. Harder 10/20/2011 8:35:37 AM

WOW, Phyllis!! Truly amazing image! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9750310

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 10/20/2011 3:09:12 PM

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Phyllis. #9751017

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 10/20/2011 8:38:46 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on this terrific Finalist, Phyllis. Expect seeing this again!

UB. #9751463

Pattie Smith 10/21/2011 4:57:32 AM

Looks like a grand prize winner to me! Congrats Phyllis! #9751994

Debbie Bray 10/21/2011 1:38:20 PM

It's a wonderful image, Phyllis, the light hitting the table top is great, and all your filters work well together. Congrats on your finalist! #9752838

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 10/22/2011 1:57:36 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Phyllis! #9754770

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/22/2011 6:48:36 PM

Thank you so much everyone, I am out of town with lousy internet, mostly no internet, so will catch up on commenting when I get home later in the week. Congrats to all the finalists! #9755402

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 10/23/2011 7:29:46 AM

HEY PHYLLIS Im out of town to and have slow internet...dont ya just hate that? Congrats on your well deserved award. Have a blessed day.

David M. Montero 10/23/2011 10:54:42 AM

Congratulations on your finalist selection Phyllis!!! Awesome in every way. #9756863

Jill Odice level-deluxe 10/24/2011 11:29:34 AM

Congrats on your finalist! This is really stunning work! #9759135

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 10/24/2011 8:22:21 PM

Congrats on your win Phyllis...wonderful image! #9760009

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/24/2011 8:44:02 PM

Couldn't be more beautiful, Phyllis! Congratulations on your winner!! #9760070

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 10/24/2011 9:25:27 PM

Congrats Phyllis. Im not surprised as this is an amazing shot. #9760135

Debbie Bray level-deluxe 10/24/2011 10:25:46 PM

Well done on a fabulous image, Phyllis! Congratulations! #9760222

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 10/25/2011 2:07:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Gold Winner, Phyllis! #9760523

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/25/2011 2:12:23 AM

So deserving!!!! Congratulations Phyllis! #9760532

Amy M. Wilson 10/25/2011 4:10:52 AM

Big congratulations on your excellent and well-deserved Gold win, Phyllis!! #9760765

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/25/2011 4:25:05 AM

Super Congrats, Phillis! Well deserved Gold! #9760817

Nadia Paul 10/25/2011 4:25:07 AM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Phyllis! #9760818

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 10/25/2011 5:00:45 AM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Phyllis. #9760945

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 10/25/2011 5:29:47 AM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your fantastic win! #9761016

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 10/25/2011 5:51:42 AM

Awesome photo....Congratulations on your win! #9761107

Val Feldman level-deluxe 10/25/2011 5:54:04 AM

You always make my heart beat a little faster looking at your images...good for both my heart and my photographic soul! :) No exception here - a fine Gold Win, Phyllis (as they all are:) Super congratulations!! #9761113

Debra R. Harder 10/25/2011 8:30:15 AM

I just LOVE this image, Phyllis!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!!! Deb #9761515

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 10/25/2011 8:36:30 AM

Congratulations Phyllis on a well deserved Gold winner. #9761537

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 10/25/2011 9:43:02 AM

Congratulations on your win, Phyllis! #9761715

Mary Timman level-deluxe 10/25/2011 10:21:27 AM

I loved this the first time I saw and the second and still love it! Huge Congratulations on this awesome winner! #9761815

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 10/25/2011 1:13:52 PM

A gorgeous creation, Phyllis, congratulations on this fabulous Winner!! #9762031

Mike Clime level-deluxe 10/25/2011 1:49:32 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Phyllis! #9762106

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 10/25/2011 2:17:25 PM

Nice job, Phyllis! Congrats! #9762158

Merna L. Nobile 10/25/2011 3:54:47 PM

May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!


Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/25/2011 4:16:12 PM

Love this, Phyllis! Congrats on your win! #9762396

Merna L. Nobile 10/25/2011 5:23:58 PM

What wonderful recognition of your hard work. Merna #9762632

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 10/25/2011 7:45:20 PM

So glad to see this extraordinary image as a winner, Phyllis!

Congratulations! !! #9762938

Pattie Smith level-deluxe 10/26/2011 5:04:59 AM

Congratulations Phyllis on the win for this amazing image! #9763700

Carla Capra level-deluxe 10/26/2011 8:22:18 AM

Hi Phyllis;
This image could be right out of a movie, it has such detail, deep tones/colors and intrigue. My eye continuously moves throughout the image searching for hidden details. Awesome, awesome work and huge congratulations!
;) CC #9764073

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/26/2011 10:17:12 AM

Thanks everyone! I'm at the Phoenix airport waiting for my plane.....looking forward to getting home. #9764212

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 10/26/2011 11:07:27 AM

Excellence in concept and rendering, Phyllis. Congratulations to you. #9764295

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 10/26/2011 3:59:21 PM

Congratulations on this exceptional Winner, Phyllis! WTG! #9764817

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 10/27/2011 4:13:33 AM

Such a deserving winner!
Big congratulations!
~♥~Lisa #9765848

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 10/27/2011 4:45:06 AM

WOWOWW again Phyllis! Your photography and creativity is A+++!
Simply Superb WORK!
Excellent Details/Textures and LIGHT!
Gorgeous artwork!
Congrats to you on your WINNER!
Smiling again,
Chris #9765905

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/27/2011 7:53:57 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous Gold 2nd Place Winner Phyllis!

jo ann c. #9766237

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/27/2011 8:07:15 AM

Hi Phyllis,A big Congratulations on this beautiful win!!!! #9766280

David M. Montero 10/27/2011 11:16:59 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winning capture Phyllis!!! #9766633

Rona L. Schwarz 10/27/2011 2:08:48 PM

Ah hah, I knew we'd see this one again, Phyllis! It had Winner written all over it - glad to see the judges agreed! It's a masterpiece, so creative and well-executed and just stunning! Huge Congratulations on this well-deserved Gold Winner, Phyllis! #9766959

Irene Colling level-deluxe 10/28/2011 9:59:26 AM

Rona aptly said exactly what I was thinking.

Congratulations Phyllis for this outstanding image. I'm pleased that you won a gold award for your fine work.


Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 10/28/2011 12:58:37 PM

Thank you so very much everyone for your wonderful comments! #9768774

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 10/28/2011 2:42:31 PM

No surprise this turned to GOLD, Phyllis. Simply outstanding work. Huge congrats. #9769019

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 10/31/2011 3:06:27 AM

CONGRATZ on this wonderful Gold winner!!!

UB. #9773636

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/31/2011 1:18:31 PM

Thanks Mary Beth and Usman! #9774696

Carmody Baker 11/1/2011 6:03:05 AM

Love this! Congratulations Phyllis! #9776406

Cathy Barrows 11/1/2011 8:49:59 AM

Congrats on your glad to see a winner from our trip #9776693

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 3/10/2016 8:42:13 AM

Congratulations Phyllis on Best of the Best DD's on BP #11444924

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Fonthill Museum in Doylestown, PA
Everyone can call their home a castle, but Dr. Mercer could say it and mean it. The core of his wondrous castle, built from reinforced concrete in Mercer's own design in 1908, has towers, turrets, and tiles piled on beyond belief. Each room is a different shape and each is fully adorned with tiles, some antique and some made in Mercer's own tile works across the driveway.

Six image stitch in Photoshop, various Nik filters, some Topaz and pasted in the Castle in the windows for background replacement of the cloudy white sky.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 5/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S

Uploaded on 9/18/2011 8:40:17 PM

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Camera: Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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