Just Stuff – Cosmic Cornice


I used to do whole posts showcasing photos from our visits to various antique shops. I still have a lot of unprocessed photos, but some are redundant, some are ho-hum, and some deserve a post of their own.

The latter is the basis for my decision to do a series called “Just Stuff”.

It will be a series of unrelated photos that might have, or might not have been treated with various effects and enhancements. Some are fairly straight forward. Some will take a shot at making people laugh . . . or at least smile.

Basically, they are photos that caught my eye, and I played with them to present and preserve them here. They will also be added to THIS GALLERY in SmugMug as each post is published.

The Photo In This Post
Back in the day before too many people (BTMP), stuff was often built with an eye to decoration as well functionality.

I’m not sure if that is a cornice. It could be the decorative end flanking a massive stairway leading up (or down) from an ostentatious mansion, complete with a hole for anchoring a flower pot, a lion, or perhaps a lantern.

Whatever it was, you see similar things these days, but only when there is a lot of money involved. These days most houses are built all boring like, and then people add pink flamingos to help spruce up the look of their spread.

Anyway, this was a piece at one of the antique shops in Montrose, Colorado. As I mentioned, it’s not likely a cornice unless it served as a base for a gargoyle . . . it’s probably the base for a flower pot. 

I did a bit of HDR treatment, and added a star field overlay, hence the cosmic part. The HDR really brought out colors that were hardly visible with the naked eye. Overall, I like it. I would not have it in my yard (it would clash with the pink flamingos), but I’m sure it would look nice in someone’s yard.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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6 Responses to Just Stuff – Cosmic Cornice

  1. oneowner says:

    I think I can find a place for whatever this is in my yard. I’m looking for some low maintenance ornamentation.


  2. I love the cosmic effect!
    Pink flamingos in the yard?! Cool! You are hip to the max! :-)
    I like some lawn art…but I like it simple and nature-y to accent the trees, bushes, grass, etc. :-) Garden stones and small statues, I like, too. :-)
    I love your antique shop photos! I’ve been in antique shops in every state I’ve visited. One of my favs is in Lakewood, CO. Another is in Monterey, CA.
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      My younger sister did actually send me pink flamingos last year for my birthday; they will make the rounds of the sibling, eventually making their way back to us.


  3. AnnMarie says:

    I’m still waiting for photos of those flamingos in your yard. And it sounds like they’ve spread their wings and are on their way . . .

    P.S. Beautiful cornice and even better processing. The colors and texture are FABULOUS!


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