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Old 09-09-2004, 09:14 AM
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Hi Flora

You are absolutely right. I tried to get more detail in the shadows but on closer inspection there seemed to be quite a bit of blotchiness so I kept the deep shadows. My main purpose in posting was for the skin colors. I'd love to see a colored version of yours with the shadow detail and my skin tones. It might look pretty good.

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:35 PM
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Skin tones-I like!

Dave, I like your results. I'll try my best completing Flora's procedures to see what how I do. Now I'm keeping a close eye on Hurricane Ivan! My house on the Florida east coast suffered essentially no damage-thank goodness! But we're told that the house will have no electricity for 8 more days.

Never seen or heard of such a fierce hurricane season!

Vi
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:38 PM
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Hi Vi!

I know all about strong winds. It was only 3 years ago that a gust of wind blew my toupee right off my head. How embarrassing!!

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Old 09-10-2004, 07:01 AM
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Hi,

Dave,
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Originally Posted by Duv
I'd love to see a colored version of yours with the shadow detail and my skin tones. It might look pretty good.
... colorizing and I don't work comfortably together! .... Why don't you try to colorize the picture using my restoration? Just let me know if you'd rather work on the bigger size and I'll post it ....

Vi,

.... I always had to organize my life around a lot of 'things': husband, children, movings, work etc. ... but, thank God, I never had to do it around hurricanes ... Still keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

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Old 09-10-2004, 09:53 AM
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This is a really nice photograph, with excellent potential. I had to play around with the coloring on this (only partially completed).
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:58 AM
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Hi Flora

I'm with you there! I colorize like a little kid with a new box of crayons...Oh well.

Vi

I hope you didn't take my comment as insensitive. I live in a pretty benign area except for the big earthquake they say will hit in the next 200 years. Living in a hurricane zone must test people in a very special way. This next one looks like the nastiest one of all. Best of luck to you and your family.

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Old 09-10-2004, 10:14 AM
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Keep smiling

Dave, no offense taken. Have to laugh about what's happening here to keep spirits up. Situation has sort of a surreal nature to it.

Vi
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Old 09-10-2004, 01:39 PM
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Hi,

Vikki,

Wow and double wow!!! You are incredible! .... It really looks fantastic!

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Old 09-10-2004, 07:32 PM
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Thanks so much Flora!
I really enjoy coloring, and have recently gotten interested in mastering the traditional method. I did a few practice photos, and I must say, it's a lot messier and more costly than the digital method. However, the results can really be beautiful and it's really a different look.
I had an opportunity today to watch a traditional hand colorist. She was kind enough to show me how to apply the oils, blend, and some other little tips.
She also gave me 4 portrait photos to practice on.
If I have the time, maybe I'll do the same photo, digitally and traditionally. Just to see the difference.

I guess this is a little off topic, but I have a tendancy to do that when I get interested in something.....
Thanks again though, for your nice comment.
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:41 PM
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Wedding photo-greatly improved

This is my best attempt at retouching my parent's wedding photo. What a difference. I did my best at following Flora's directions. I didn't do this step: Creating the new empty layers (blendings: soft light, overlay) and used soft Black and/or White Brushes...

I have virtually no art background so I didn't know how to do this step.

I invite any feedback/criticisms.

FYI-We have resettled back in our home in aftermath of hurricane Frances. We were without power for 10 days. Got it back yesterday, so we are celebrating the return of air conditioning!

Vi
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