Greater Concord Photo Club
A Friendly Group of Photographers in Concord, NH
A quick comment about “process”…
This image began with a digital ‘capture’ of an image on the ground glass of my camera obscura. The photograph was converted to black and white and printed onto paper with an inkjet printer. The print was then hand-colored using Prismacolor Premier pencils. The pigments were smoothed/blended using a cotton swab dipped in a 1:1; mixture of turpentine and vegetable oil.
Of course, I scanned to print back into the computer so that it can be displayed here.
The location is Hillsborough Center, NH.
I can appreciate the process Frank. Well done.
I recently became aware of Charles Henry Sawyer. As you might know, he hand colored images that resulted in a look similar to yours. There are some examples at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Henry_Sawyer_(photographer) .
Thanks for that link… as one would except those images have the classic hand colored look… nice.
There are contemporary artists who work more-or-less exclusively with hand coloring, here is one example passed on to me when I showed this image in another forum… http://silvializama.com/index.html
Such a beautiful picture, Frank, and I love your creative process. My husband and I got married in that very church 27 years ago…
Tis a small world!
The image is far more evocative than a conventional photo of the same scene would be. I admire the composition.
Agreed… the black and white print is nice, but the hand coloring definitely adds much to presentation.
A great piece of art.
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