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Old 01-17-2012, 09:33 AM
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i grabbed this pic from my dads place with the intention of making my own version, with me, similar pose, etc. he was a photographer and ill say im a hobby photographer, so i thought it would be a neat project. past n present, father n son, etc.

well i scanned this the other day to get ready and decided id do a photo restoration on it first. i wanted to keep it looking old, but wanted to bring back some color as well. im sure he made the print sepia on purpose, but it doesnt realy work for me. so a bit of color is nice i think.

im happy with the results. i also just calibrated my monitor so hopefully i did a good job at that. if it looks completely whack, dark, light, watever... that could be why.

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http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1.../popBefore.jpg

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http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1.../popAfter2.jpg

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:07 AM
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Hey that's great work Eikon. I can see why you are happy with your work.
I can also see why you were never out of line as a kid either
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:54 AM
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actually i never saw this gun as a kid. i only recently inherited it about a year ago and said hey thats the gun from the picture!
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:31 PM
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made a couple small tweaks to the after image
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:54 AM
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Hi there, just saw your b/a pics now, so I don't know what did you change, but I think it looks great... though a bit painterly (but thats great too, its a style).

It is some years since Ive restaurated a photo, and would love to give it a try... if result are pleasant, I would love to add it to my future portfolio, if its ok with you Just let me know.. no prob. if you won't let me.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:16 AM
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You've done a brilliant job colourize and painterly finish. Can I please also ask for your permission to have a play with the photo and use it as portfolio also.

Please if you do not wish of me to work with your photo don't hesitate to let me know I will understand and respect your wishes.


Thanks



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Old 01-19-2012, 07:55 AM
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thanks guys. the painterly look has always been my style. i actualy figured people on here would say "you've gone too far"!! but i do that look to all my work.

you can both use it if you want. post up the results when you're done. it will probably be easier working with the above image rather than the original scan i made where you could see EVERY little peice of dust. i probably spent 3 hrs just removing the dust spots!

anyway, knock yourselves out! enjoy.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:14 PM
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thanks guys. the painterly look has always been my style. i actualy figured people on here would say "you've gone too far"!! but i do that look to all my work.

you can both use it if you want. post up the results when you're done. it will probably be easier working with the above image rather than the original scan i made where you could see EVERY little peice of dust. i probably spent 3 hrs just removing the dust spots!

anyway, knock yourselves out! enjoy.
Thank you I'll definitely post it back on here.


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