Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Galveston Architecture

This is a detail from the front of the Railroad Museum building in Galveston.  Originally the Union Passenger station of the Santa Fe Railroad, the building was saved from demolition and restored by the Moody Foundation, completed in 1982.  Built in 1932, it sits at the head of the Strand and although still closed since Hurricane Ike, it houses the Railroad Museum and is slated to open again in the Spring of 2010.  The "X" details go up many floors and below the vase shapes are more colorful deco details, maybe tiles, as well as more graphic carvings and windows with the edges angled but I could not get all of those in the frame without some scaffolding or a cherry picker so chose to crop them out.  From a distance I thought the carvings on the vase shapes were leaves and seashells but after seeing the shot on the computer there are flowers and what looks like buttons instead of shells.
Perpective adjustment in CS3 and texture added.

1 comment:

  1. Your post-processing is what makes this shot so nice IMHO. I really like the tonality of the finished product!

    Well done!