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Old 10-31-2001, 02:19 PM
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yes they are great. Thank you all for your help. Being a stubborn Aussie I am going to attempt the restoration, the only thing is I have to learn when enough is enough. I have the tendancy to spend far too much time on restorations making them unprofitable, but that's me the customer only gets it when I'm happy with it. I'll post the results when I'm finished just to let you see how it turned out.
Thanks again for all your great ideas and help.
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Old 10-31-2001, 02:22 PM
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Don't forget to attach your final result here
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Old 11-04-2001, 01:13 AM
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This was quite a wild mess, so I tried playing with it and I ended up throwing out everything but the cyan channel, then did a levels adjustment, followed by some blurring with darken mode and some filters in the background. However I think Doug is on to something better when he says to select the whites and using threshold, inverting, etc. I tried it briefly and it has possibilities for something like this.
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Old 11-04-2001, 09:32 AM
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Good job Mig. Looks like you all may just puzzle this one out. I'm curious to see what the final outcome is.
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Old 11-04-2001, 09:59 AM
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Excellent job Mig. I envy your talent! Tom
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Old 11-15-2001, 09:07 PM
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Ok, I've given this phot my best shot. Let me know if it's good enough to present to the customer. I'm still not happy I would like it better but I think there comes a time when you have to give up. so here it is. http://www.photorenovate.com/bushboynew.jpg
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Old 11-15-2001, 09:34 PM
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I think its a very good restore. Considering the amount of damage that photo had sustained you did an excellent job with not much to work with while keeping the historical details intact and accurate. Possibly, the only improvements that could be made would be by importing parts from other photos to replace missing or severely damaged areas, but by doing that you would have compromised the historical value of the restore. Good job! Tom
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Old 11-15-2001, 09:45 PM
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Wow!! What a difference! I fully agree with Tom. Excellent work!

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Old 11-15-2001, 11:25 PM
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Sanda,

I think you've done a great job with this one!! You've brought out the detail in the facial features which is really important (the eyes look so clear!) and I love the details in the feet.

The only thing that bothers me a little (and this is purely personal opinion and not a big deal) is that the white specks on the dark background seem to steal my gaze away from the subject - almost as if I'm trying to figure out if they're supposed to be something (leaves?) If it were me, I would try to either reduce the contrast of those white specks or blur them (then add some noise back) so that they're not quite as noticable.

Regardless, I'm in awe of the details that you were able to pull out of this photo. I don't think you should feel bad at all about showing it to the historical society!

Jeanie
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Old 11-15-2001, 11:41 PM
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WOW Excellent job!!! Considering what you had to work with, I don't think you can expect much more than you got out of it. It was really damaged beyond repair.
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