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Matt Roberts



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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
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Gee there was a lot of work in this one.
Removing the dark spots took ages.
I straightened the roof a bit and clone cleaned it.
The plain sky looked a little bland so I added some faint clouds.
I enlarged the photo to 5 times its normal size,
then one by one I repaired clothing and faces.
I was dizzy at the finish; so many people and all needed retouching.
I am sure I missed some things but I’m all cloned out.

I have never submitted a restoration this wide before.
800 wide is a good size for portraits and most challenges.
But this is a landscape photo with so so many people in it.
I kept it large because I felt it gave a much clearer view
of the clothing and most importantly the faces.
I tried hard to enhance facial detail of all in the photo.

I have an aching thumb.
There must have been 10,000 mouse clicks in this restoration.

Matt
· Date: 2/26/2006 · Views: 14625 · Filesize: 38.7kb, 195.8kb · Dimensions: 1280 x 775 ·
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
3/4/2006 1:43pm

Hi Matt

Oh Boy - How did you do this so quick.
Hats off to you Saint Matt
I will have a go at this when I get a moment.
We've had pretty cold weather here for a couple of weeks... and of course the heating and hot water decided to pack up, so floor boards up everywhere and utter chaos.
If I get half close to your submission Matt I'll be pleased.
Brilliant - Well done - another one to hang on the wall!!!

All the best

Steve

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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
3/4/2006 7:59pm

Klassylady25 – I had to have a lot of breaks too. Don’t give up.

Steve – I thought the Curry Family photo was one in a million.
Then this one arrives. What a stunning photo.
I think this photo would look great in sepia.

Matt
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BobJones
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Registered: February 2003
Posts: 85
3/7/2006 4:37pm

Matt, outstanding!!! As you said, there were no shortcuts on this one -- only detailed painstaking work. Great job!
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Cassidy
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Registered: September 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,104
3/12/2006 11:34am

great stuff, though a little more contrast would maybe be a bit more standout (keep in mind also, this is from one who has not attempted )

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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
3/12/2006 12:58pm

Thanks for the comments Bob and Cassidy,

Cassidy - I think you are right about a little more contrast.
I hit my restoration with Auto-Levels and could see it
remove a veil of gray. It was an improvement.

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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
3/18/2006 1:30pm

Really nice work Matt - no pixel neglected. I can also appreciate how frustrating it is to coax a natural look out of 62 tiny, blotchy, low res faces. Well done! As for the chimney, I came to that discovery very late in the process too.
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Doug Colwell
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Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
3/25/2006 12:00pm

Second chimney looks good Matt. Nice contrast boost too.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
3/25/2006 2:03pm

Doug - I can't sneak anything past your eagle eye.
That chimney was only a small item in a very busy photo.
But I felt it added a vital anchor point to that area.
After seeing the great job you did on this one,
my restoration looked naked without that chimney.

Matt
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familytreephoto

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Registered: April 2006
Location: Maysville, MO
Posts: 64
4/16/2006 3:41am

i'm only about half done doing this one myself, i get bored with it and do something else lol. I know what you mean by theres no shortcuts, but we gotta love a challenge right?

excellent job by the way.

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Bob2006
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Registered: January 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 7
4/27/2006 9:19pm

Great Job. You must have the patience of a Saint to do all that cloning.
Bob
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
4/28/2006 4:20am

This is an unbelievable restoration, Matt.
Great work in all respects.

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jane501us
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Registered: March 2006
Location: North Little Rock, AR
11/18/2007 4:13pm

As the submitter of this photo, I must say that the RetouchPro members are exactly that! I have worked on this photo off and on for three years, and it has been a learning experience. I still haven't conquered it, but I see it can be done!
Thanks to all who saw this as a worthy project and spent time getting to know these people from a happy day a hundred years ago (whoever they are).
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