If you didn't catch them the first time around the few I posted up are linked in my LJ memories.
Well now I've finished another one.. so I thought I'd show you all. Its a little later - after World War One, and features my great-grandfather again. Here's the low resolution version of a before and after shot:
Seated in a garden unknown (to me anyhow, my dad could probably hazard a guess to where it is) the Gregg family post for a photo outside. Aside from my great-grandfather the other two a little unknown - or rather there are several guesses as to who it might be. Its posible that the little girl might be my grandmother who passed away a few years ago. Not sure at this point.
This is the first photo I've worked on that wasn't in a photographers studio. However this was taken by a professional outfit, just that camera's had become portable and progressed enough to take good photos outdoors in variable light.
Its interesting working on these - as I get to see the development of an industry most of us take for granted nowadays...
This was a real pig to do. There were scratches, dirt marks, burns, frame impressions, and a whole host of other things like sun bleaching and water damage. Much like one of the others I did, I'm not wholely happy with it - but that is mostly because there was so much damage to
the original image.
[edit - its my Grandmother and great-grandmother in the photo.. confirmed it by looking at some other photos of them both]