The Launching of the Bela Vista... New Bedford, September 7, 1997
A Digital Watercolor...................................................................©1997 Alexis Anderson

(for story background, see related article from the New Bedford Standard-Times)
 

How the image was created:

Four individual black and white photographs*, taken from the same location...
(*"antique" non-digital Nikon FM2 camera w/ Vivitar 28-85mm lens... and "reel" Kodak b&w film)
 



The photos were taped together, then scanned into the computer...
 



Borders, seams and background were retouched, brightness and contrast 
were adjusted, horizon was straightened, and details were enhanced......
 



A full color palette was applied to the grayscale image, and color washes were 
applied (using a digitzer tablet and pen) to simulate the effect of hand tinting.