Monday, April 21, 2014

Out of the Darkness - Rescuing Old Tintypes


For some, an old photograph loses its charm when "restored" to modern day clarity with all the age spots removed. Some photographs however, benefit greatly from just a nudge of enhancement. An improved contrast or the reversal of the yellowing brings out details that otherwise would have been missed and lost forever.

To please both camps of those who rescue old photographs, here are both the originals and the enhanced of just a few of the latest additions to Lost Gallery.

The old tintypes need a little boost sometimes. Instead of fading, the light parts of the photograph darken. By nature, a tintype is a bit dark to begin with.

Eventually, over time, depending on the care given them, they are lost in the dark shadows of obscurity. Here are a few that were brought back by adjusting the contrast a bit.

They are enlarged slightly for this page too. It's for the details.

And here are some other BACK PAGES featuring the TINTYPE photograph:
Out of the Darkness - Feb., 2011
Out of the Darkness - April, 2011
Out of the Darkness - August, 2011

And here are some really interesting examples:
BACK PAGE - TINTYPES

Tintype portrait
Tintype  portrait

Tintype baby
Tintype baby
Tintype two ladies
Tintype two ladies

Tintype couple
Tintype couple

Can't get enough? Watch this space. More will be added to this page until there are at least 20 examples then a new page will be started.










The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group, An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one. It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday - The Garden


This week the Sepia Saturday suggestion is a photograph of a couple people dressed in their best Sunday-go-to-Meetin' clothes while posing as gardeners.

The woman carefully operates a watering can while the man holds the rake for her. (He's so helpful.)

Now, posing for a picture whilst holding a gardening tool is not unknown but...


Just a wheel barrow in the garden

...it is often not a serious exercise.


Untitled
Carman knew
Two sailors

Girl rakes leaves
Gardening

However, LOST GALLERY finds serious gardening is often done without tools. There seems to be an abundance of snapshots of people posing IN the garden without doing much of anything, especially work. Here are a few blossoms...

The pause that refreshes

Two children
Two children

Baby in the garden
Child in the garden
Child in a garden

girl in garden
Holli smelling flowers no number
posing in the garden

Personal Pinup
Posing in the Garden

I never promised you a rose garden
Not much gardening going on here...
Girl in the garden
Five people standing in flowers
A man with a hat and a woman in the garden

Mounted photo
Woman in Garden

Girl in a field
Polka Dots and Cannas
Girl in a knit sun suit

Girl in a dress

Here is a cropped and wrinkled photograph of a girl standing in a garden.

But there is something else. Is this a face you have seen before? Here is an interesting comparison. What do you think?




Untitled
Joanie named all of her tomato plants "Gus" in honor of her husband who disappeared last fall without a trace.

Now shovel off to the Sepia Saturday home page and see who else is goofing off in the garden.


The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group, An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
One Man's Treasure
Penny Tales
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
FOUND PHOTOGRAPH
sites on the web.

And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.
POSTCARDY

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one. It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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