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The dogs 4
Restoring the past

During last week I was working on some only Family albums and wanted to share this image of two family dogs taken way back in the 1920’s in America.

The first image is of the photograph in its current condition and the second after I have spend some time restoring it to the best possible condition I can achieve while keeping the image looking very natural for its age.

The dogs

The dogs 4

10 responses

  1. Huge difference. Was it a lot of work pr mainly a case of removing the color and adding contrast?

    December 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

  2. Hello Murray πŸ™‚

    A little more than these two but yes , converting to monochrome, using photoshop curves to balance the (Highlights, mid tones and shadows) , healing any surface damage and changing the perspective of the original image !!!

    πŸ™‚

    December 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    • The tools in Photoshop for cleaning up an image have vastly improved since five or six years ago. I had a similar task then and admittedly my Photoshop skills probably weren’t that great then but it took me forever.

      December 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  3. They are adorable and I just love the tones in the photo.

    December 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚

      Yes aren’t they just πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!

      December 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  4. Save every photo that you can. Great job.

    December 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    • Hello KC πŸ™‚

      Yes , Absolutely and thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  5. Ajaytao2010

    superb restoration

    December 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  6. Wow that’s a really amazing result Nigel!

    December 21, 2013 at 5:28 am

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