Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Burnett Park - in Odd Old Saturated-Vision


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Fort Worthology

Fort Worthology

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,048 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Southside
  • Interests:Writing, music, photography, games, sci-fi.

Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:16 AM

In the thread with the old skyline photos, somebody posted a shot from Burnett Park in the '60s that had this interesting oddly-saturated look. I took some pics from Burnett Park the other day, and I've manipulated them to resemble the look of that old photo. The first one is the most like the old pic, the rest are just for fun. Enjoy! smile.gif

IPB Image

IPB Image

IPB Image

IPB Image

- Architecture/urban planning/transit blogger, Fort Worth Weekly

Fort Worth District 9 Zoning Commissioner


#2 Brian Luenser

Brian Luenser

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,048 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Downtown Fort Worth

Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:11 AM

Fantastic pics Kevin. Each a poster. Sky looks like the sky on the Simpsons! I like that.

More detail on the Electric Building than I thought existed. (Your're not playing photoshop tricks on us are you?)
www.fortworthview.com

#3 Fort Worthology

Fort Worthology

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,048 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Southside
  • Interests:Writing, music, photography, games, sci-fi.

Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE(monee9696 @ Mar 28 2006, 11:11 AM) View Post

Fantastic pics Kevin. Each a poster. Sky looks like the sky on the Simpsons! I like that.

More detail on the Electric Building than I thought existed. (Your're not playing photoshop tricks on us are you?)


Thanks!

No trickery - all that I did was play with the exposure, brightness, and saturation to try to mimic that old '60s pic from the other thread. I noticed that the details on the Electric Building popped out once I was finished - they're there, alright, but the upper floor details are just a little dirty from time (as are the details on a lot of our cool old buildings). They stand out nicely in these pics.

I've always thought the Electric Building was one of the prettiest buildings in downtown, but I think it tends to get overlooked. Those upper floor details need a good powerwash. smile.gif

Edit: This is the pic I was thinking of. My versions came out a bit more exaggerated, but I think they look cool that way. smile.gif

IPB Image

- Architecture/urban planning/transit blogger, Fort Worth Weekly

Fort Worth District 9 Zoning Commissioner


#4 johnlp

johnlp

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 139 posts

Posted 28 March 2006 - 01:29 PM

Here is a more "treeless" view from 1929
IPB Image

Looks like the Annex is still under construction. NOTE that the fire escape has not yet been installed! smile.gif

#5 bburton

bburton
  • Guests

Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:44 AM

Nice series of your new neighborhood. I always enjoy your good sense of composition. Personally, I like pictures of architecture slightly oversaturated. Keep 'em coming. biggrin.gif

#6 John T Roberts

John T Roberts

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,787 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Fort Worth
  • Interests:Architecture, Photography, Bicycling, Historic Preservation

Posted 30 March 2006 - 06:06 AM

John, the annex was under construction in your 1929 photo. It and the Hollywood Theater followed the building by about one year.

#7 mbdalton1

mbdalton1

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 179 posts

Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:47 PM

Yes, I believe I read somewhere that the Hollywood Theatre opened its doors for its first showing in April 1930.

Mary Bess




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users