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The Caboose and Train Station Platform – Black and White Sketches

Anyone that has been following my work, knows I have an affinity to black and white photography. As I have stated before, I began serious photography with black and white film and had access to a dark room to develop my own prints. The mood, contrast and elements that become center stage in a photograph is different when seen in black and white versus the same shot in color. With these prints I have taken that look one step further with a pencil sketching technique. Using a sketched look versus the original photograph gives the final print a softer more rustic feel.

 

For this post I chose two sketches I created from the Issaquah Train Station (now a museum in Issaquah, Washington). I have featured numerous prints from this location as it lent itself to so many opportunities.

I love these old baggage carts sitting on the platform.

Thoughts?

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Southern Colonial Home – Featured Art Print

 

In keeping with the New Orleans theme from my last post (New Orleans Victorian), I wanted to take a different approach to the architectural details found in the homes located within the Garden District in New Orleans. In this print, I used a sketching technique and kept it strong and bold to highlight the lines and details of this beautiful home. The black and white aspect keeps the visual experience focused on the details of the shapes in the scene. The end result is a strong visual statement of the beauty of this mansion nestled amongst the plants on the property. Thoughts?


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