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The Very Best of Colorized Railroad Images: Southeastern Steam and Early Diesels

The Very Best of Colorized Railroad Images: Southeastern Steam and Early Diesels

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In this first photo album of its kind, "The Very Best of Colorized Railroad Images: Southeastern Steam and Early Diesels" showcases dozens of stunning color renditions of original black & white railroad images from the cameras of such respected "golden era" photographers as J. Parker Lamb, David Salter, and Frank Ardrey. 

Known for his photorealistic colorizations of original back & white photos, digital colorist Tom Alderman has contributed a selection of his very best renditions for this album, including images from the ACL, A&WP, Central of Georgia, Frisco, GM&O, Illinois Central, Seaboard Air Line, and Southern Railway, among others.

Tom's colorized versions, which he labels "pseudochomes," rival Kodachrome slide film for realistic color detail.  Each image is printed one to a page in landscape format, with the original black & white photo, detailed caption, and commentary appearing on the opposite page. The introduction includes a description of Tom's colorizing process, working in layers using digital brushes and spot tools to produce remarkably detailed color images. 

The 144-page album is beautifully printed on coated gloss paper, bound in a laminated hardcover. The limited edition of 300 copies is expected to publish in early August.  Pre-orders are available now for a limited time at the discounted price of $49.00 ($59.00 list). 

Don't miss out on this unique limited edition photo album of colorful railroad images from a bygone era.  Pre-order your signed limited edition copy today!

 

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