Paris: Seeing The Light/s [Hotel Regina]

Things have been a little slow here at Studio Ruby.. I've been afflicted with a nasty bug so haven't had the will or energy to put together another post.  So here's one I prepared earlier.. Shots of the Hotel Regina in Paris.. Taken sneakily from the window.. But then I got some gumption and asked to take shots inside .. They kindly gave me permission.. How nice!! 

The reflections on the window shots were at first annoying but then realised as a bit of serendipity.. Not having photoshop on the road meant no creative layering of images... But these first couple of window shots gave me an idea which I attempted to harness during my trip.. To varying degrees of success and amusement which you'll see in my Italy and Spain shots.. [if I ever get to them.. still stuck on Paris]

... So about these colours... 

Remind You of Something?

Oh Yes ... The ceiling in the Hall of Mirrors
A little decor inspiration right down to the blue in the lamp base

Have A Lovely Week Everyone
[although it's almost over!]

What You've Missed So Far

ALL Text, Original Photography & Artwork [copyright beingRuby©]
ALL shots taken in  Paris,  France .. August  2011


Splendid Sass said...

It must be wonderful traveling around the world. I am convinced you are a famous photographer, friend.
This hotel is beautiful. Love the colors. I am a vermillion kinda girl.
Have a great week and get better.

June said...

I always like the views from 'outside looking in' and these are gorgeous Julie! An truly beautiful hotel.
I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. sweetie and get better.
hugs from here...

Ann said...

Go Julie- kick that bug away!
Spring is here... well, I mean there.
Maybe you can at least take a nap outside?

Anyone who can take photos like those with their IPad amazes me. Your talent and outlook are things of beauty! Maybe you can figure out how to offer us an online course in photo creativity?

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Annie
You're too kind.. Actually the shots were taken on my Canon dSLR... I'm afraid the ipad isn't up to the challenge .. xxx

Elaine said...

Lovely shots. Love the draperies in that first shot and the wonderful shape of the chairs.

You have such a gift for making everything look so theatrical and elegant.

Hope you feel better soon!

helen tilston said...

Hi Julie

Hope you are up and about and better soon

Great post..glad you were brave and went inside the hotel.

Helen xx

Angie Muresan said...

I love your photography, Julie. I'd love to have a coffee table home decor book photographed by you.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Great shots and (it seems like) a great trip!
I like through-the-windows-looks!
Get well soon!

Have a nice day,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

....and there was light...PARIS LIGHT à la JULIE!

FABULOUS, as always! Anita

debra @ 5th and state said...

brilliant, literally! never would have thought to put together two colored shades on one chandy

looks like you travel in style my friend, well done!

marina said...

Hola Julie cuanto hacia que no te visitaba...pero hoy miro todos los post que tengo atrasados ya que no quiero perder el disfrute de tus imágenes.Un saludo grande y afectuoso.Marina

I Dream Of said...

So sorry to hear you've been ill! Hope you are on the mend soon. The photos are lovely. And I love the feeling the glass reflection creates in the fist photo!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful Julie! love these - you really make me want to go to paris! hope you're feeling better!!!

Lynne with an e said...

What sumptuous colours: strawberries and cream with a bit of chocolate, and a stray blueberry or two. Yummy!

Loree said...

what sumptuous beauty - I was thinking it was the hotel you stayed at and I was about to say that Australians really travel in style :)

rjerdee said...

Wonderful camerawork!

simon said...

this is where you stayed?!

gosh! I sta at a friends apartment whcih is pretty cool

M said...

Julie, what I love about your shots of Hotel Regina is that you've captured something that for me is so Parisian: the particularly warm glow of Parisian hotel lampshades, which so often seem to be in reds, lilacs and purples and golds. Very atmospheric indeed!
All the best,

Julie said...

Hi Julie
Hope you feeel better.
I love, love all the photos of the hotel in paris.
You are so so talented.

Julie xx

oldgreymare said...

Beautiful shots of a gorgeous hotel.
Hope you are recovering well.