Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ellis Island 1908

So I was watching the news and they mentioned Ellis Island will be reopening  a year after hurricane Sandy.  Got me thinking about all the history of Ellis Island and I created this image.

Got a pretty current color photo of the registry room – I desaturated it. Found a B&W image of immigrants and extracted them.  I wanted to make this into a family photo keepsake.  I scanned an old red photo fastener.  I wanted an old sepia look to this image.  Many textures, photo filters, blending modes and stuff to dirty it up.  I finally added the words and the circle around the girls head.  Hey I bet she was someone’s mom. I always like the image to tell a story.

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