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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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Issaquah Train Station – Featured Art Print

Issaquah Train Station – from my Color Photography Gallery is a color photograph wall art print of train tracks running in front of the Issaquah, Washington train station. The setting is Issaquah, Washington during the fall color changes. The amount of trees throughout this eastern suburb of Seattle that turn vibrant colors in the autumn is spectacular. The brilliance of this autumn display becomes the focal point this time of year with the natural pines that cover the mountain slopes nearby as a steady green backdrop.

Since I shoot in RAW format, I was able to sharpen and deepen the contrast and details to give this shot strong depth throughout the entire frame. I love pictures that take a subject and visually follow it into “infinity” such as the tracks in this shot! Thoughts?


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Train Carts – Featured Art Print

 

“Train Carts” is the art print I wanted to feature today from my Architecture Collection.  The print is of old train carts that had been used at the Issaquah Train Station to load and unload luggage and packages from the trains stopping on their run from Seattle to the mountain towns in the Cascades. The style I used on this print is an impasto oil technique that emphasizes bold brush strokes and bright colors. The bold brush strokes create texture and dimension to the print. The bright colors reinforce the red of the building and the color of the carts, which match the trim of the station. The station is now a museum with an abundance of historical items for viewing that I have featured on prior posts. It is kept in pristine condition to reflect the time when it was a busy transportation hub for this town nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range just east of Seattle. I loved the setting and have used it for many prints, from the train station itself to the yellow caboose on the tracks and now these old carts. There is a lot of history in this one setting and I can just imagine the amount of activity that once went through here. No detail has been left to chance in the way this museum has been refurbished to reflect its heyday. Looking at this print, you can almost imagine the carts getting pulled over across the platform for the arrival of the next train. Take a journey back in time and enjoy the print!

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“The Old Railroad Station” The Art Print of the Week

“The Old Railroad Station” is from my Architecture Gallery. It’s one of 56 new prints just added to the gallery last week. The subject has been covered in my blog:  A Photo Shoot “The Old Railroad Station”, but this is one of the final art prints resulting  from that shoot. I still have the young family spending a fall afternoon walking the grounds of the Issaquah Railroad Station Museum. On site are railroad cars, engines and logging equipment important for this region of the country. This station use to be one of the main stops between the mountain towns in the Cascade Mountain Range and downtown Seattle (which Issaquah is now an eastern suburb of sitting in the foothills). I used an abstract oil style on this print to give it a more modern edgy look highlighting the bright colors.   Enjoy!

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