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Missouri tweaked
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Doug Colwell


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Alan suggested this might look better if the yellow was toned down and I think he was right. I hadn't (intentionally) altered the colour in my first one, but I think levels had increased the saturation. So I adjusted saturation down 25 %, did another levels (my other one looks a little flat), and another 25 % desat. I also fiddled with the log thingy, a horse hoof, the shed roof shadow and toned down the shiny new top rail. Could maybe use more desat, or maybe just the sky? Or maybe desat completely and try sepia? Help.

Decreased sky saturation.
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 77
10/15/2004 12:45pm

Doug:

I really like what you did!

In looking at the two vesrions side by side, the new version is sharper with more detail. The overall picture has nicer toning. I don't think you should desaturate anything other than maybe the sky. The additional detail on the roofs stands out. But the clarity of the faces and horses is just outstanding!.

You've really done a tremendous job on this exacting restoration.

Alan
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Doug Colwell
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10/15/2004 2:15pm

Thanks Alan, and right again about the sky, (took it down 13 %). I sometimes get stuck comparing new to old and being satisfied with the improvement, instead of looking at the restoration only and re-checking the basics.
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
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10/17/2004 3:22am

Doug:

This looks so much brighter and clearer.
The original was great but this is even better!

You would probably get locked up in this country for fiddling with horse hooves!!

Like Alan, your attention to detail is outstanding.

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Doug Colwell
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10/17/2004 12:15pm

Thanks Steve. I think it's an improvement over the maple syrup look. Hoof fiddling in Missouri was probably a hangin offence.
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antiki
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Registered: August 2004
10/18/2004 5:22pm

Doug - I just came back and looked at your final work on this. Fantastic job! I think the "yellow" tint works, but maybe the sky could look a bit more "skyish" - few light clouds, etc. You almost completely rebuilt the shed at the left of the pix. Great job! Great Grandpop's face actually resembles other pix I have of him. Super. Tree, log, horses, people, house - all excellent detail and crispness. Glad you maintained original look of the windows - gives character to the photo. You kept the people/horses the focal point. Very nice job! You're a pro. This was a toughie. I did a BIT of work on it few years ago, but it was soooo overwhelming - gotta get back to it one day.
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Doug Colwell
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10/18/2004 9:55pm

Thank you Frieda. It's always very gratifying to get a thumbs up from someone related to a photo.
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Neve

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Registered: July 2004
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10/19/2004 6:34pm

Outstanding effort. Detail is more pronounced in this version. Cheers.

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Doug Colwell
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10/19/2004 10:29pm

Thanks Neve, I appreciate your comment.
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chiko321

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Registered: April 2005
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4/29/2005 7:08am

ditto on the sky, maybe some ghost-clouds with a more defined curve-gradient and as far as the color goes, maybe just completely desaturate and go with a mild gray-bronze look. I would do it myself, but i gotta get at least SOME sleep before work! For what's there right NOW, it's all superb.

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Nezbitten

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Registered: November 2005
Location: England UK
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1/23/2007 5:26am

Jeesh what superb work, i havent tried my hand at it yet bit i think i just might, i need a fresh challenge to sink my teeth into. Flawless stuff, really excellent!

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Doug Colwell
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1/25/2007 9:20pm

Thanks Nezbitten, the farm pics are my favorites. Still some fixin left on this one.
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