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Missouri Family Farm
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Doug Colwell


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Registered: October 2003
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Mystery dad looked to me like he had a bushy beard (he also looks like he's holding a pistol) so I free transformed his son's face and stuck it in. De-sat and grayscale seemed to lose details so I worked in color. Started cloning into the wide open spaces and built out the tree, gate and fence with clone, copy and transform. I used replace colour a few times to diminish yellow blotches on the house. Lessened saturation and alt masked so I could paint out the remaining yellow patches on the roof. Adjusted levels overall, then a couple more times (with alt mask) to darken and even out the tones on horses and faces. Adjusted for less saturation and applied usm.

Re-submitted with darker tree top.
· Date: 8/30/2004 · Views: 8434 · Filesize: 52.9kb, 161.6kb · Dimensions: 800 x 644 ·
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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
Posts: 73
8/31/2004 12:50am

Doug, Exccellent restoration work. very keen observations, and that contribution to the missing face is also a good thing and good think( it may not be resembles to the actual charector) from a talanted person.

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Anonymous
8/31/2004 3:02am

This is a fantastic restoration job. I agree - when I first saw this photo I was pretty sure that the adult male had a bushy beard as well.
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
8/31/2004 5:05am

It's good to see a mastercraftman's work, and here it is. Just perfect Doug.

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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
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8/31/2004 7:42am

Doug : I knew you would come up with, as Timbo says "Mastercraftsman's Work)

Brilliant full restoration, I guessed Pa had a beard, but only you could make it so convincing!

You must stay up all night !!!

Cheers Steve

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FrannyMae

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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8/31/2004 10:47am

Doug, georgeous! I'm working on this one now, and you have certainly raised the bar! Really first rate work.
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Marc

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Leverkusen, Germany
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8/31/2004 11:36am

Excellent work! Looks like it has never been damaged... just great.
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steve glomski

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Registered: June 2004
Location: Chester UK
8/31/2004 11:47am

Doug,nothing more to say I agree with all,just brilliant.
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
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8/31/2004 2:37pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
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Blues_X

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Registered: May 2003
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 39
8/31/2004 2:59pm

Doug,

that is excellent work, in a very demoralizing way

I keep thinking that I'm getting pretty good at this, then I see a post like that (or one of Flora's posts) and realize that I have a long way to go....
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
8/31/2004 6:24pm

Thanks Blues_X but there's nothing here to be demoralized about - this is mostly pick and shovel cloning that anyone with lots of time and a high boredom threshold can do.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
9/1/2004 9:00am

Great restoration Doug,

Every inch of this photo looks perfectly restored.

There is a lot of work in this challenge
I can't believe the speed which you and Steve completed this.
I'll have to start taking steroids to keep up with you two.

Matt
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
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9/1/2004 12:23pm

Thanks Matt, I'm on holiday and spent plenty of time on this (was tempted to replace a bunch of the Curry kids with the horses and call it a day).
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Gary Richardson

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Registered: March 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
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9/11/2004 2:47am

Hi Doug, I agree with all the comments above, a really excellent job. Only one very minor criticism, the top edge of the tree does not sit into the sky naturally. Perhaps the sky needs darkening slightly, or the sky area between the branches needs lightening a touch.

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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
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9/11/2004 1:12pm

Thanks Gary, not sure if this addresses your comment or not. The top of the tree was alot lighter and less dense than the rest (where I copied) so I tried to match it better. My sky doesn't look like much but for some reason it took me forever to get it this way - so now it's off limits. Next old sky I'll be trying out your technique.
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lavamatica

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Registered: September 2004
Location: San Diego
9/13/2004 3:30pm

This is amzing Doung! One day I hope to grow up and be able to retore like you! Great job!
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