Depot Park (Historic District, Downtown Kalispell) by rocamiadesign

Depot Park (Historic District, Downtown Kalispell) by 

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:

Depot Park Gazebo
by rocamiadesign


  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    absolutely fantastic. dreamy.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture and treatment.

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabealmost 4 years ago

    Makes a nice sepia version!

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific capture and treatment ~ thanks for sharing the original ~ very creative!

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403almost 4 years ago

    Why these tones mean so much to me I don’t know, however I really like this image and the interest it draws one into, hope this makes sence. If anything the only thing I would change is to remove the cars in the background. Thre treatment around the edges works beautifully making this an old time photo, a beauty to display.

  • Thank you, Tania! I agree with you about the cars. If I hadn’t been in such a hurry to upload this for a challenge I would have cloned them out.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture sweetheART full of drama – fab fave ;~} Valz

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 4 years ago

    You have turned a nice image into pure magic here! Stunning work! So well done!

  • Thank you, Robin!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    Nice shot!

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 4 years ago

    LOVE the treatment!

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

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