Sunday, June 15, 2014

Enhancement - Looking for Lost Details - June 2014 - 2


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.


Snow tracks
Snow tracks

Girl with Statue
Girl with Statue
Woman on Texas
Woman on Texas

Esso station
Esso station

Map
Map
This one really responded well.
Two women and a man ina vest
Two women and a man ina vest

Number 14
Number 14

Pals
Pals
Two women and a child
Two women and a child

Two men and a baby
Two men and a baby

Two men and a woman
Two men and a woman
Man woman child
Man woman child

Boy on a horse
Boy on a horse

Three girls
Three girls
Three girls
Three girls


Three on their elbows
Three on their elbows

The ladies on a wall.
The ladies on a wall.


Three on a running board
Three on a running board




Three on their elbows
Three on their elbows


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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?
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"What are they doing?"

6 comments:

  1. often I do like what editing does for a vintage photo, but not always. some of the details were clarified on many of these.

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    1. Thanks Nonnie. I used to leave them all untouched. Then I discovered some very important details in one and from then on I have posted the original and enhanced side by side. Sometimes the results are almost nil but other times it's downright startling.

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  2. Another fine effort at restoration. I was curious about the Kansas sign because I think I've passed through there so I looked it up. They've changed the marker sign since that photo was taken. According to Wikipedia:
    In 1918, the Coast and Geodetic Survey found this location by balancing on a point a cardboard cutout shaped like the U.S. Although this method was only accurate to within twenty miles, and the Geodetic Survey no longer endorses any location as the center of the U.S., the identification of Lebanon, KS has remained.

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    1. Thanks Mike Brubaker. I always thought that was kind of a hokey tourist thing. There is a "world's largest ball of twine" near there that I question also.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/49024304@N00/7986836201/in/photostream/

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    2. Now that I would drive a long way to see. It was in my favorite book when I was a child! "Homer Price" by Robert McCloskey. If I remember correctly Homer is ill and kept home in bed where he makes a giant ball of yarn/string that he uses to build all kinds of crazy contraptions.

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    3. Thanks Mike Brubaker. I don't know the story but you can be sure I'm going to look it up.

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