Monday, November 28, 2016

Out of the Darkness - Rescuing Old Tintypes - Page Four


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:
Tintypes - Page Three (This One)
Tintypes - Page Two
Tintypes - Page One
And here are some interesting examinations:
Out of the Darkness - Look what I found
Out of the Darkness - A Set from a Bag
Out of the Darkness - Special Group

Note: All of the tintype pages have had extensive revisions so they are being republished.

Oval portrait of a seated  man
Oval portrait of a seated  man
NEW ADDITIONS

Small tintype of baby
Small tintype of baby
Tintype Boy on Chair
Tintype Boy on Chair

Tintype Young Man
Tintype Young Man
Tintype Man with Mustache
Tintype Man with Mustache

Tintype Three Young Men
Tintype Three Young Men
Tintype Two Boys
Tintype Two Boys

Tintype man
Tintype man
Tintype Woman
Tintype Woman

Tintype Two men
Tintype Two men
Tintype Portrait
Tintype Portrait

Man with blonde hair
Man with blonde hair
Tintype Two Young Boys
Tintype Two Young Boys

Tintype baby
Tintype baby
TinType
TinType

Tintype family
Tintype family
This one came back really well.
Tintype young girl
Tintype young girl

Woman in flowered skirt
Woman in flowered skirt
Tintype
Tintype

Tintype: Four children
Tintype: Four children
Tintype man
Tintype man

Tintype man
Tintype man
Tintype girl
Tintype girl

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Bassingbourn 1944 384th Bomber Group, B17 landing
Long lost negatives taken during the winter of 1944-45 at Bassingbourn AAF base in England.

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

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