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The original image is a Vernon family photograph on a postcard though who is who has been lost to history. I love the juxtaposition of the old and the new, the horse-drawn carriage versus the automobile and the bicycle. I restored the photograph (it was faded and indistinct) partly by adding duplicate layers in Photoshop and experimenting with blends. Lastly, I added several of my own textures to produce the final ‘burnt’ effect. The desire to restore its glory inspired me to work on the image.


I am a freelance actress, artist and writer who has always loved creating art of one form or another. Thank you for all comments and forgive me if health problems prevent me from always replying.


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  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 3 years ago

    I very much like both the subject matter and your very appropriate post processing and presentation Sarah, looks like one of the earliest glass plate photographs from the nineteenth century, very well done indeed,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you so much, Rod. Since it was a family photo, it gave me great pleasure bringing out its full glory and watching the figures get clearer and sharper by the second. That you should think it resembles an early glass plate photo gives me even more pleasure.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 3 years ago

    excellent work on this, it is a great photograph, a real treasure!

  • I’m so glad you think so, Tori. I surprised myself by how well it came out. Even without the process in PS, the more I look at the photograph, the more extraordinary I find it; in other words, it’s not just the juxtaposition of carriage and car but the composition and line. Whichever member of my family captured it, they certainly knew what they were doing! Thank you for you lovely comments.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Wonderful historical capture superbly enhanced by your excellent post processing.

  • Thank you so much, Bob!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Claudia Kuhn
    Claudia Kuhnover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Sarah

  • Thank you, Claudia. I’m so glad you like it.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingover 3 years ago

    Wonderful effects and history :)
    Lovely picture.

  • Thank you for such delightful comments!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Just the most compelling image my friend , I love the whole feel to this astonishing work .Wow

  • What lovely things you say! I shall be going to bed with a large grin on my face. Much thanks.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

  • Bless you – how lovely to be featured in your group!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Rosalie. Lovely banner and a good size too!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Everything about this is perfect!!!!!!!!,,,,,,,,,,,Rick

  • How lovely of you to say so – thank you, Rick!

    – Sarah Vernon

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