Credits
by Blake Wilfong

All stories, articles, and essays in Dream Central Station not authored by me, Blake Wilfong, are selected from the public domain. These are:

WARNING: I have edited these works--modernizing spellings, Americanizing words, correcting typographical errors, adding footnotes, etc.--at my discretion. Thus the editions appearing in Dream Central Station should not be considered "canonical" or "standard". Though I have endeavored not to alter meaning or intent, I claim copyright in the compilation and editing of these works.

All photographs and artwork in Dream Central Station are my own original creations, or come from royalty-free stock image sources or the public domain. Here are mini-reviews of the stock image sources, followed by detailed credits for every image in Dream Central Station.


Corel MEGA GALLERY
Corel Corporation

With 1,000+ fonts, 50,000+ vector clipart images, and 60,000 photographs from the fabulous Corel Professional Photos collection spanning 5 CD-ROMs, Corel MEGA GALLERY is an indispensable aid for WebMasters. It covers almost every conceivable topic, from fashion models to demons. The photos are low-resolution and overcompressed--but for just $70, who cares? One of the best deals around.


Swimsuit Edition
Hammerhead Interactive

Swimsuit Edition is a Photo CD containing 100 royalty free photographs of scantily clad women. Each image is supplied in several resolutions, ranging from a tiny 64x96 to a whopping 2048x3072.

The quality is superb, the photography professional, the models lovely, and the locations interesting. At a street price of just $10, this CD-ROM is a bargain for anyone needing pictures of beautiful (or dreamy-looking) women.


Corel Galleria
Corel Corporation

This fabulous Web site hosts the entire Corel Professional Photos Collection (and other products) along with an excellent search engine. Thumbnails and high resolution watermarked images are FREE, but it takes major ingenuity to find uses for them. The site's primary purpose is, of course, to sell its 71,000+ images. Each is available in several resolutions priced from about $4 to $20. For those who can afford to buy stock photos piecemeal at these prices, Corel Galleria is a treasure-trove.

The usage guidelines for the photos require me to state the following: The images from Corel Galleria on Dream Central Station may not be saved or downloaded and are only to be used for viewing purposes.


Picture Factory #1
Photodex Corporation

This CD-ROM of 2,659 medium-resolution images sports a fast and friendly search engine. There are few photos of attractive models, but a wide variety of other topics are covered, including background textures. At $20, Picture Factory is a fine addition to any stock photo library.


MasterClips 150,000
IMSI

MasterClips 150,000 consists of 14 CD-ROMs packed with about 2,000 fonts, 54,000 vector clipart drawings, 47,000 engravings from the Dover Pictorial Archive Series in TIFF format, 41,800 low-res JPEG photos, 5,200 hi-res JPEG photos, and more.

Ignore the buggy, clumsy search engine. (You can browse images with the included printed catalogs or your own software.) Ignore the poorer quality photos that look like video captures. Ignore the photos of recognizable individuals since they're not model released. What's left? A cornucopia of useful material--and a bargain at $70 street. After all, 150,000 is a very large number!

The usage guidelines require me to state the following: The images used herein were obtained from IMSI's Master Photos Collection, 1895 Francisco Blvd. East, San Rafael, CA 94901-5506, USA.


Detailed Image Source Information

The following listings document the source of every component of each image in Dream Central Station. Descriptions of the modifications I made to these components are included. I also scanned my own photographs and color-corrected, cropped, resized, sharpened, and removed compression artifacts from all images as necessary.


Table of Contents
Main logo: train among stars
Train/tracks from Corel MEGA GALLERY: removed background, extended, pasted over stars
Stars from Corel MEGA GALLERY: added nebula colors
Reduced, cropped version appears at bottom of all sections except the first
"Continue" arrow
Original artwork by Blake Wilfong
Appears at bottom of all sections except the last
Texas icon
Original artwork by Blake Wilfong
Appears at bottom of all sections

Header for all sections except Table of Contents
Moon with stars
Moon from Corel MEGA GALLERY: pasted over stars
Stars from Corel MEGA GALLERY
Appears at top of all sections except the first
Dreamer with stars
Dreamer from Swimsuit Edition: removed background, pasted over stars.
Stars from Corel MEGA GALLERY
Appears at top of all sections except the first

A Study of Dreams
Sleeping man
From Corel Galleria
Nasty demon
From Corel MEGA GALLERY: extended neck, reddened eyes, yellowed teeth
Rodin's "The Thinker"
From Corel MEGA GALLERY
Concorde supersonic jet
From MasterClips 150,000
Computer-generated landscape
From Corel MEGA GALLERY
Friendlier demon
From Corel MEGA GALLERY: added glow in eyes

Visions of the Night
Tree and Moon at night
From Corel MEGA GALLERY
Castle with red glow and dark clouds
Castle from Corel MEGA GALLERY: tilted, repaired, removed background, pasted over glow/clouds
Red glow and dark clouds: Original artwork by Blake Wilfong
Talking horse
Horse portrait from Corel MEGA GALLERY: added blurb

Three Lines of Old French
"There in the furnace the mind of man..."
Flames from Corel Galleria: removed window crossbar
Head/brain image from www.nih.gov (public domain): pasted over flames
Exhausted man's face in dark
Photograph by Blake Wilfong
Smiling model
From Corel MEGA GALLERY: framed in white with feathered border
Chateau
From Corel MEGA GALLERY: added flowers along base of building
Artificial sprig with paper
Photograph by Blake Wilfong
Model with message
Model from Corel MEGA GALLERY: framed in white with feathered border, added message

Kubla Khan
Chinese man with domed pagoda
Chinese man from Corel MEGA GALLERY: removed background, pasted over pagoda
Pagoda from Corel MEGA GALLERY

Behold, It Was a Dream
Sleeping woman
From Corel Galleria
Door in dark with red glow
Artwork by Blake Wilfong
Bloody sickle
from MasterClips 150,000: removed background, fixed missing end, adjusted lighting, added blood
Wheat and farmers
Farmers from Corel MEGA GALLERY: pasted over wheat background
Wheat background from Corel MEGA GALLERY

A Bread and Butter Miss
Horse race
From Corel MEGA GALLERY

A Dream of Armageddon
Nuclear blast/mushroom cloud
From Corel MEGA GALLERY
Loggia sunset scene
Ocean sunset from Picture Factory #1: removed land
Loggia silhouette artwork by Blake Wilfong
Model from Corel MEGA GALLERY: removed background, pasted onto scene
Airplanes
From MasterClips 150,000: removed extra airplanes
War aftermath
From Corel MEGA GALLERY: tinted red

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