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Old 09-23-2007, 07:37 PM
BenHardy BenHardy is offline
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Early attempts

Here's an old picture of my gran. As you can see, it's much yellowed and marked from the frame it was in.
And here's my attempt at restoration.
Should I give up my day job? Your thoughts please.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:52 PM
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Re: Early attempts

Ben, you've done a great job with the original and the new presentation. However, I find the spot light somewhat blinding around the woman's face - its 100%. I would have toned it down somewhat.
Regards, Murray
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:15 AM
BenHardy BenHardy is offline
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Re: Early attempts

Yes, I see what you mean.
I decided to apply a vignette rather than having a large blank space behind the subject. I experimented with various backdrops but now maybe I'll take it back to a plain background.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:40 AM
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Re: Early attempts

ya mistermonday is right, i think jsut a off white color with out the vignette would look much better, great job on the cleaning up of the image
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