Monday, May 12, 2014

Enhancement - Looking for Lost Details - May 2014 - 2



LOST GALLERY rescued an unusual amount of fading photographs this month so this is a second installment for May.

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 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.

Again, there are some really good examples this month, where a little boost made a great difference. As always, little or nothing has been "repaired" but just enhanced a bit.


Baby and flower
Baby and flower
Baby in chair
Baby in chair

Four children
Four children

You did what?
You did what?
This looks like the child in the E-Trade commercial.
Baby on the grass
Baby on the grass

Two children, a dog and a wicker chair
Two children, a dog and a wicker chair
Cabinet Card Two Children
Cabinet Card Two Children

Cabinet Card baby and smock
Cabinet Card baby and smock
Child in wicker chair
Baby in wicker chair

Keith Stratton
Keith Stratton

On reverse: Keith Stratton
On reverse: Keith Stratton
On reverse: Keith Stratton
This one improved a bit but I still don't know what is going on.

Child and toy
Child and toy

Two dogs and a boy
Two dogs and a boy

Child and mobile toy
Child and mobile toy

Baby in high chair
Baby in high chair

Baby in buggy
Baby in buggy
Boy on steps
Boy on steps

Three children
Three children
Two children.
Two children.

CDV baby
CDV baby
A dog and his boy with a gun
A dog and his boy with a gun

On reverse: Hello Cvly  WY
On reverse: Hello Cvly  WY
This one improved a great deal.

Two chldren share a chair
Two chldren share a chair
This one took almost the reverse of the usual treatment. The detail improved by adding warmth and contrast back in.

Pretend
Pretend

Two children
Two children
ballerina
ballerina


Christmas stocking
Christmas stocking
LOST GALLERY doesn't get many color photographs in the collection. This one seems an early one and a little enhancement improved it.
Girl on runningboard
Girl on runningboard

Playing in the water
Playing in the water
Yard work
Yard work

Child by tree
Child by tree
Woman and baby
Woman and baby

Baby on Car
Baby on Car

Kid on t he rocks
Kid on t he rocks
Walking on all fours
Walking on all fours

The sun's in my eyes
The sun's in my eyes

Two children on the steps
Two children on the steps

A dog and his girl
A dog and his boy


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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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?"

2 comments:

  1. There are some beautiful photos here, along with a lot of cute kids. Does that one child have a real rifle?

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    1. Thanks Mike Brubaker. A lot of detail came out of the mist on some of these. That certainly does look like a working rifle to me. It looks too large to be a toy.

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