Marietta Train Station 1863

I have been at this one for a while, populating the station with photographs and getting the lighting right on each so that the composite looks realistic.  The image is printed on antique cold press thick paper which really gives it the old feel.  I sold this large 24" x 36" framed print at last weeks art festival for $350 and just got lucky by selling it for twice that for the Marietta Train Museum.  The city of Acworth is interested as well for their museum and City Hall where my Acworth Collage is hanging now.  These take a little time, but just about every little town up and down the railroad lines seems to show interest.

3 Responses

  1. kapsh
    I just love this work. And what a great marketing idea. Every town in the country has something historical residents would love to be reminded of. Kerry
  2. JennLPS
    Awesome work.
  3. Brent Rowlett
    Thank you for the kind comments. This is a composite of about 8 photos: Train Station / Locomotive / 3 Men / woman with umbrella, man with top hat, group 2 ladies and man / cicil war gent and spouse / and a little man sitting on a bench far back. I go to Civil War re-enactments and old time events whereby everybody is dressed in 1860's attire. If you are accomplished with masking, drawing in shadows, drawing smoke and using overlay textures, you can easily make your own. What baffles most lookers is that the photo appears real and should be cepia or black and white. The fact that it is colorized like Gone with the Wind, I think they find this unique. The train station and locomotive pics were taken with my IPhone. The rest were good photos. With overlays and added painting, the photos do not have to be the best. However this large 24x36 print is very sharp in detail where it needs to be. The other point that took me a while is that everyone wants to face you and smile. So after an outing I had good useless photos. You have to ask permission or discreetly photograph people from behind if you wish to make a populated photo project. Second you will find that nobody smiled back in those days. Cameras took long time exposures so holding a smile was not the norm. In addition most people had very bad teeth if they had any at all, thus no smiles :-). Hope this helps. Compositing takes photography to a whole new level, and the pieces are fun to create.

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