The Spur, December 24th

Street to backdrop transitions are always a problem.  My idea for a forced perspective structure backdrop flat at the end of 13th Avenue didn’t really work visually.  The high rise apartment building was too much of a landmark to omit.  I re-traced my steps and  went to a more traditional photo backdrop. The edge of the photos against the backdrop is apparent but the lessor of two evils.  To help with the 3D to 2D transition I kept the horizon low, the height of the high rise relatively low, and added a sidewalk between the layout and backdrop.  Since the last posting the chain link fencing for the Bond Plumbing Supply storage lot was finished, a few utility poles were added, static grass applied, and I worked up a Cuba Tropical box truck.