RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

What year is photo please help

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-27-2009, 05:25 AM
sergio2263's Avatar
sergio2263 sergio2263 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 612
What year is photo please help

Hello All,

I am colourizing the photo below and would like a more precise colour if possible for the wallpapers, armchair, capet and the childrens' clothing, I make the photo to be around 1050s but I am not very sure.


http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/115777633

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance



helen

Last edited by sergio2263; 08-06-2009 at 02:22 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 07-27-2009, 02:05 PM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: What year is photo please help

I think the colors you have now are pretty much right on (maybe a masked multiply layer to darken them a bit) and my guess is 1955

Last edited by 0lBaldy; 07-27-2009 at 02:26 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 07-27-2009, 05:49 PM
LloydM's Avatar
LloydM LloydM is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Savannah Ga USA
Posts: 128
Re: What year is photo please help

I would say mid late '50s; Pretty good job, might need to tweak it a bit, Not bad tho
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 07-27-2009, 05:54 PM
W.Smith's Avatar
W.Smith W.Smith is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 127
Re: What year is photo please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0lBaldy View Post
I think the colors you have now are pretty much right on (maybe a masked multiply layer to darken them a bit) and my guess is 1955
Agreed: darken the colors a tad or two. The whole image, actually. And flatten the colors a bit (except the skin tones): desaturate by e.g. 20% or 30%. In the 1950's (it could have been me sitting on that couch) color tastes were decidedly less vibrant than today, a half century later.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 07-27-2009, 05:56 PM
plugsnpixels's Avatar
plugsnpixels plugsnpixels is offline
RetouchPRO LIVE Guest Artist
Patron
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: LA area
Posts: 2,027
Re: What year is photo please help

In 1050 they'd be wearing chainmail armor, no? Ha!
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 07-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: What year is photo please help

well, it's not the 40's. and i'd also say not the early 50's. i agree with the others about mid to late 50's and maybe early 60's, but very early. those button over shoes put it in the late 50's or early 60's, and the white socks on everyone is definitely a 50's thing. the couch could be from the 40's or 50's. the flooring is too tough for me to tell, but the back wall could be late 50's or early 60's.

but, what i find most fascinating about this photo is, he is wearing the same shoe type as she is. now, that's 50's!
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 07-28-2009, 01:44 AM
sergio2263's Avatar
sergio2263 sergio2263 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 612
Thumbs up Re: What year is photo please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0lBaldy View Post
I think the colors you have now are pretty much right on (maybe a masked multiply layer to darken them a bit) and my guess is 1955

Thank you very much for your reply it is mucn appreciated, I guessed it was the 50s but wasn't sure I shall tweak more with the photos as I have only worked on the skin tones.


Many thanks



helen
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 07-28-2009, 01:46 AM
sergio2263's Avatar
sergio2263 sergio2263 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 612
Thumbs up Re: What year is photo please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by LloydM View Post
I would say mid late '50s; Pretty good job, might need to tweak it a bit, Not bad tho

Thank you very much for your reply and nice comments much appreciated, now I shall get tweaking. I might search more on google about the middle to late 50s


Many thanks



Helen
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 07-28-2009, 01:48 AM
sergio2263's Avatar
sergio2263 sergio2263 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 612
Thumbs up Re: What year is photo please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by W.Smith View Post
Agreed: darken the colors a tad or two. The whole image, actually. And flatten the colors a bit (except the skin tones): desaturate by e.g. 20% or 30%. In the 1950's (it could have been me sitting on that couch) color tastes were decidedly less vibrant than today, a half century later.
Thank you very much for your reply much appreciated, yes I agree apart from the kin tones the rest need desaturated a tad, i've only concentrated so far on the skin tones but wanted to make sure about the rest of furnitures, walls etc.

Many Thanks



Helen
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 07-28-2009, 01:50 AM
sergio2263's Avatar
sergio2263 sergio2263 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 612
Thumbs up Re: What year is photo please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kraellin View Post
well, it's not the 40's. and i'd also say not the early 50's. i agree with the others about mid to late 50's and maybe early 60's, but very early. those button over shoes put it in the late 50's or early 60's, and the white socks on everyone is definitely a 50's thing. the couch could be from the 40's or 50's. the flooring is too tough for me to tell, but the back wall could be late 50's or early 60's.

but, what i find most fascinating about this photo is, he is wearing the same shoe type as she is. now, that's 50's!
Thank you very much for your reply much appreciated, yes I've guessed the 50s as well but somehow was pretty undecided, I will tweak about with the rest apart from the skin tones because the girl's far right her dress as been bothering me.

Many thanks



Helen
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on faded, yellowed photo repair earthcharm Image Help 7 12-19-2010 06:50 PM
Realistic Aged Photo Effect? gmitchel Photo Retouching 13 12-12-2008 08:41 PM
60 year old photo ontwolf Photo Restoration 7 10-18-2008 12:48 AM
Honeycombs on entire photo Gerald McClaren Photo Restoration 7 11-23-2007 01:50 PM
60 year old color or black and white photo Gerald McClaren Photo Restoration 4 11-22-2007 01:44 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved