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1915 Photo Reworked
Posted By: ivoire, 05-19-2013, 06:47 AM

Found a family photo from 1915 and decided to scan it and see if i could do a bit of recovery with pshop


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a bit of color

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and BnW

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Both renditions are gorgeous, but I love the black and white. Super work, lovely photo.
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Good work well done.

I'm intrigued, why you left the last few blotches (red) on the background to the right? They look far easier to clone away than the rest of the work you'd already done.
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Would love to know the story behind this photo. Is she getting ready to board a train on an exciting adventure? You did a great job on both but I lean toward the B&W version also. Good job on the editing.

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Thanks for the comments everyone. Here's the 'squeaky' clean copy. I liked the effect of the chipped wall in conjunction with the period it was taken (thats why i chose to leave the date intact). Everyone has diff tastes. This is a pic of my grandmother as a child. All of the relatives that had any idea of its origin have passed on. My oldest daughter found it in a box of photos and asked if i could do anything with it. When i first saw it i thought it was a pic of my youngest in costume. It's amazing how identical they looked at the same age.

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I love this final result. You should go into business restoring photos. This is extraordinary.

You did a marvellous job on the bottom portion of the photo as well.

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