Registered: April 2005
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
I'm new to this site and think it's great. I know this is an old challenge, but I couldn't resist. I was captivated with Henrietta.
I can't remember everything I did: Desaturated, separated Henrietta, chair, and background, (Thinking I might colorize it).
Replaced blouse with one of my GG Grandmothers', and background with the background of a wedding photo of a different GG Grandmother.
Hours and hours of of cloning, patching, healing, and burning. Adjusted levels, brightness and contrast, and converted to sepia.
What a stunning woman.
I ran across a print I made of this restoration and was not completely happy with it. I noticed it was WAY to contrasty. I also realized that while I put her on a new background, I must have transformed her so that she looked different from the original. (Her face too thin).
Anyway, had to fix these things. - Hope it's better.