Exploring Painterly Effects
Just after capturing the old UP locomotive at the park entrance we meandered over to the (Evans Lake) lakeside where I captured images of some ducks near and on shore, and an image of the Stewarts Boat House, at Fairmount Park, Riverside, California. Paddle boats are available for rent and the boat house, which incudes a kitchen can also be rented out for private functions. Fairmount Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, one of the primary landscape architects of Central Park in New York City.
The final image was produced from three hand-held exposures processed in Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro and finished in Photoshop CS5 with Alien Skin Snap Art 3 to achieve an oil on canvas effect.
Today’s image was captured at the intersection of Fairmount Boulevard and Locust Street, at one of the entrances to Fairmount Park, in Riverside, California. UP 6051 was manufactured by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, in Pennsylvania in 1907. Locomotive 6051 has a Whyte designation of 2-10-0, thus it has two wheels on the leading axel, ten wheels on the five drive axels and no trailing axel. The engine weighs 220,500 pounds and was oil fueled. The locomotive was built for the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad as number 642. It was renumber 6051 in 1921 and in 1936 it was leased to the Union Pacific Railroad. 6051 was donated to the city of Riverside in 1943. It appears that sometime after retirement someone made off with 6051′s bell which would have been mounted on the U-shaped bracket topside.
While Monday’s image of the street tree had characteristics of an impasto painting style, for today’s image I used a colored chalk filter from the Alien Skin Snap Art 3 palette. I believe this rendition works well displaying the details of the locomotive and also imparting a sense of time past.