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Old 08-27-2005, 10:48 PM
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Need help with old photo

Hi gang,

Here is another project of mine, I just got started on it today and have posted all I've done so far. Would like to get some feed back from anyone who will offer.

This pic was shot in the early 1900's and, as you can see, is badly damaged.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give.

Tom
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:51 PM
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Here is my first attempt

Here is my first attempt
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:58 AM
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Hi Tom, nice work so far.

There's still a little shading from the tape showing on the gable above the man. Also a couple of repeat clone marks on the woman's dress, but as this is still a work in progress, it's a little unfair of me to mention them, as I'm sure you'd remove them in your final picture analysis.

Keep up the good work, look forward to seeing the final picture.

Gary.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:29 AM
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looks like a good start to me too. and like gary, since this is 'in progress' i dont want to get too critical. so, besides what gary mentioned, i noticed the roof line looked to be cloned off a bit where the old rip was. the part on the right doesnt come down to meet the part on the left correctly. this may, in part, be due to the tear being poorly taped and not matching up right to begin with. in fact, in looking at that original, it looks like maybe a piece may be missing from the original rip and that the photo was put back together without it. notice how the roof line angle is different left and right, as if the roof is sagging. but that can also be accounted for if you look at how the gable eaves line (the base of the triangle of the gable) doesnt match up correctly left to right. but, if you pulled those pieces apart and angled one of the pieces differently to give a straight roof line, you'd also see that the gable eaves line would then match up correctly as the right half of the pic at the gable would then drop down a bit and give a straight line across

on the overall, however, you've done very well on removing the remnants of the tape and tear!

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Old 08-28-2005, 02:36 PM
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Hi Tom

I read what Craig had written and split your picture on the tears.
I realigned the right hand side using the uprights on the doorway. I think everything fits together better. The mans right arm fits much better and the roof is straighter (not perfect but that could be the perspective).

I Hope this helps before you get too far into the restoration.

Ken
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:35 PM
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Tom,

Unless I am mistaken, you didn't scan the image in RGB. If not, could you re-scan and post again?

k
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