5/31/11 – Featured in the PACIFIC NORTHWEST PHOTOGRAPHY & ART Group.
6/12/11 – Featured in the HISTORY Group.
7/18/11 – Featured in the COLOR ME A RAINBOW Group.
11/29/11 – Editor’s Choice Award for Sepia Photo of the Week in The World As We See It.
11/29/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
12/2/11 – Featured in the SNAPTACULAR Group.
4/13/11 – Featured in the COLOUR ME NOTHING Group.
The original photo was taken in Depot Park in the Historic District located in downtown Kalispell, Montana (USA). I’m not sure how long the park has been there, but the buildings surrounding it are part of the old railroad depot. The building behind the gazebo is part of the old loading dock. It was transformed, in later years, into a bingo parlor, my mother-in-law’s favorite hangout before she passed away.
Kalispell was founded in 1889 by James J. Hill of the Great Northern Railroad. The name was taken from the Salish work that meant “flat land above the lake”. The Great Northern Depot was build in the same year, but the first train didn’t arrive until 1891. In 1904, the main line moved north to Whitefish, but Kalispell continues to be served by a branch line.
The original photo was taken on May 8, 2011 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. I straightened and cropped it and did basic levels and contrast adjustments. I can’t remember everything that I did after that but it did involve layers and several Nik filters, including the Burnt Sienna and Glamour Glow to age it. I also used grain and slight texturing. I have never tried to age a photo before so I was pretty much “winging” it.
I’m entering this in the Gazebos challenge in the This, That and the Other Thing group.
The original photo is shown below:
The other print in this set: