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
This one is very tiny, only 1.75 inches X 2 inches. It is not on tin but on a sturdy card. It is obviously the same tintype process however.
The one at the right is also on a card, a miniature post card. It is 1.5 inches X 3.5 inches.
Both are shown here slightly larger that actual size.
Detail of stamp area from the postcard at the right.
Can't get enough?
Here are some other pages about TINTYPES
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - November 2013(This one)
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - September 2013
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - June 2013
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - December 2012
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - May 2012
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - August 2011
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - April 2011
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - February 2011 (2)
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - February 2011
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