Digital Art - Digital Art / Photography Based Digital Hand-painting
Honored to announce that "Crossing Little Antietam Creek" won First Place out of 376 entries in the Fine Art America contest "Old Bridges" 5/7/19. Many sincere thanks to everyone who voted for my image and to the contest administrator, SJ Elliott Photography of the group Photography Hub. Congratulations to the other winners!
So happy to announce that out of 342 images, "Crossing Little Antietam Creek" received an honorable mention in the DBCS 10 UNIQUE EXPRESSIONS-II CONTEST April 3, 2019. Most sincere thanks to everyone who voted for my image and to the contest administrator, Laurel Adams. Sincere congratulations to the other winners!!
A scene of mystical quiet, Ply's Mill Bridge, which crosses Little Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, is in a location that drips with history.
This area of Antietam, Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the US Civil War, which I've described on some of my previous images (located in my "Historic U.S.A." gallery). Union soldiers of the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers crossed this bridge on the morning of September 17th, 1862 on their way to the battle.
A bit of info on the bridge itself: This two-arch bridge was built over the Little Antietam Creek by George Burgan for $1,650 in 1858. Its cutwaters, the upstream pier bulwarks designed to divide the current and break up ice flows and log jams, are unique in that they are shaped like the prows of ships. Both grist and sawmills operated at nearby Pry’s Mill. ~ SOURCE: http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=2004
Very loosely inspired by two of my own photos, "Crossing Little Antietam Creek" was hand-painted digitally in Corel Painter with a Wacom Tablet and the popular Bob Ross Brushes.
Fine art purchases of this image will not include a watermark, and if I may make a recommendation ... this image will look its very best on the fine art paper choice of "picture rag."
March 20th, 2019
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