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Matt Roberts



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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
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This is not a good snapshot.
The girls seem to be dressed in their finest clothes.
The photographer has them in front of a hideous crumbling wall.
We should be looking at four smiling happy girls.
But one has her hands hiding her face and another two have their mouths open like fish out of water.
The photographer then botches the photo.
He chops off the girls feet and cuts the girl on the left in half.

I don’t like doing heavy-duty manipulation in the restoration section.
But I felt this photo was so badly composed I had to take drastic action.

I tried to give the photo some balance by tightly cropping.
I did my best to restore the little girl who was cut in half.
I clone repaired a large square of bricks and used this to repair the wall.
There was a big section of blank wall above the smaller girls.
I moved the window to the left for a more balanced look.
The faces were really hard to restore.

When I started restoring this I had no intention of coloring.
But my finished black and white version looked dull and lifeless.
I tried a few variations of sepia to no avail.
I added just a touch of color and tried not to be too heavy handed.

Best Wishes to all who do this tough one,
Matt
· Date: 1/12/2006 · Views: 14085 · Filesize: 35.5kb, 190.4kb · Dimensions: 1000 x 678 ·
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David Bailey

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Registered: March 2005
Posts: 1
2/5/2006 3:35pm

This is absolutely fantastic.I have been looking at all your work and it is an inspiration to me.

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byrt_001
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Registered: March 2005
Location: perth
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2/14/2006 12:03am

hi matt

great stuff you have done

amazing,

christian
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
2/14/2006 6:50am

Thanks for the comments David and Christian,
I like working on photos from this era.
I found this a tough one, but I loved the dresses and girls.

Matt
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klassylady25

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Registered: November 2005
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Posts: 342
3/10/2006 10:55am

I'm impressed that you had the wrecking crew rebuild while the girls were in the hospital!!! LOL

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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
3/11/2006 8:13am

Aaaaargh! Don’t remind me about that wall Klassylady,
I gave that wall the full glamour treatment in the vain hope
it would be less distracting.

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ajju20
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Registered: April 2008
6/16/2008 8:16am

Great Work..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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