Tag Archives: yacht

Payin’ the rent

Every now and then I need to produce a post which shows potential buyers how to find the formatted pdf files from which they can produce their own A2 sized (e.g. Avery 8315) notecards.  I have them on sellfy and although these are not hot linked, the link is listed correctly in this screenshot.  Here for example is the hotlink to “Old Glory.”  And this link may show you the complete product catalog.  Read the descriptions carefully because some of the products are pdf files for full-sized photos.

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Nautical Decor


Some buyer interest has developed in decor items using my colorized public domain images of classic yachts.  Click here to see an image of the Valkyrie, an America’s Cup yacht, as seen on a throw pillow.  The image is one of my favorites.

The buyer can also manipulate the image somewhat with the slider so that more of less of it can be printed on the item.

I have several of these colorized yacht images, and in fact I personally print them on canvas mounted on a frame for my own gallery work.

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Nautical decor


Latest project getting ready for Fall sales events has been to print the colorized yacht photos in my collection and mount them to 1 1/2″ deep gallery panels.  The result is extremely nice.  In this case the images were printed on inkjet compatible canvas before mounting.  Will do a more formal image when I have the “production line” going.  The DIY crafter can download the full-sized colorized image and take his or her own path to mounting the photos.

Last turn of the century yacht image

For the time being at least, this is the last image I plan to colorize of turn of the century sailing yachts.  This one is of the ‘Puritan.’  The collection at my gallery makes an attractive nautical themed display.


A full-sized download the the colorized file may be purchases here.

New Gallery – Sailing, Yachts, Sailboats

I have created a new gallery – a small collection of colorized public domain photos of yachts from the classic age of sail.  These make beautiful prints.  Please check the gallery here.  Fine Art America has several artists and photographers working similar themes which you might like to view at this link:sailing photographs for sale

Schooner Fortuna 1892

Fortuna 1892 Small

Still on my exercise of colorizing public domain black and whites.  This is the Schooner Fortuna, original photo taken in 1892, and I especially like the play of gradient in the sky.  A print may be purchased here, or a download of the full sized colorized image may be purchase here.

The Yacht Aloha


Apparently I am off on a bender concerning the age of sail.  This started out as a public domain black and white image of what must be a painting of the yacht named Aloha.  I produced three versions of the B&W image, to create three tone ranges, and combined them with the software product photomatrix essentials.  After that the tone-mapped image was picked up in photoshop elements 11 and colorized.  After colorization, the image was converted to jpg and both a surface blur created and then a duplicate image overlayed using the soft lighting option cut back to about 50%.  I think the result looks very much like a Currier & Ives print.  Photographic prints and related items are here, and a download of the result in full resolution is here.