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Title: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 16:32 GMT (UK)

Hi everyone

I know I have been here a lot lately and hope Im not being too greedy! Please tell me if I am, I wont be offended!

I have these two pictures that I hope you can restore. The first one is really bland with absolutely no character I was wondering if a bit of colour would soften them up?
The second one is just old and faded ..I would love him to look a bit more perky!

Thank you all in advance for your time, I so appreciate it! :)

Deb
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Mike in Cumbria on Monday 03 December 12 16:57 GMT (UK)
A little colour..
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 17:19 GMT (UK)
LOVELY!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Mike  :)

It makes such a difference.
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: tommyfromri on Monday 03 December 12 17:49 GMT (UK)
one from me.., tommy
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 17:52 GMT (UK)
Thanks Tommy .... That's fabulous  :)

The frame is a great touch!

deb
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: tommyfromri on Monday 03 December 12 17:59 GMT (UK)
you're welcome Deb, there was so much empty space it needed it and some color helped too, tommy  :)
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 19:41 GMT (UK)
Hi Deb

Here's the first one from me.

Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: tommyfromri on Monday 03 December 12 19:46 GMT (UK)
the other photo..one in color and one low color.., tommy
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: tommyfromri on Monday 03 December 12 19:48 GMT (UK)
the color version
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Iria on Monday 03 December 12 19:49 GMT (UK)
And One From Me Also

Regards

Iria
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 20:14 GMT (UK)
I'm not sure what to say!

They are just Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!! GS, Tommy and Iria ...Thank you all so much. I so appreciate your time and talent.


FAB! FAB! FAB! :D :D :D

deb
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 20:48 GMT (UK)
Here's a colour of your second pic, Deb.
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 21:08 GMT (UK)
GS ...................... STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!  :o :o :o

I really didn't think the old boy could look so good!  :D
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 21:16 GMT (UK)
Hi Deb - I don't think he was terribly old when that photo was taken - unless he wore particularly well!  Am I allowed to say he has a sensual mouth?  Well, I've said it......  Surprising the things you pick up when working on these pics.
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 21:37 GMT (UK)
GS

I didn't realise how young he was ... the old photo makes him look older! I think he has a baby face   ???

I wonder when the photo was taken? ...he was born in 1842.
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 21:55 GMT (UK)
Would be interesting if someone could date it - at which point I might well be proved wrong!  But as you say, he has quite a baby face and there don't appear to be any lines. 
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 21:58 GMT (UK)
Shall we call in China ...I don't know 'the daters' very well  ;D

How old does he look to you? ... I'm thinking 25ish
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 22:02 GMT (UK)
I've PMed China ...her light off off at the moment ...hopefully she comes in soon!

deb  :)
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 22:08 GMT (UK)
I was thinking of him as a young man - 25ish - when I was working on the photo but I suppose it wouldn't be unreasonable for him to be 35ish, bearing in mind that his hair seems to be receding a bit.
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 22:10 GMT (UK)
Mind you, having said that, the jacket looks a bit 'Three Men in a Boat' - which was published in 1889.  (I didn't know that date, I just checked  ;D)
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 22:28 GMT (UK)
I think the receding hair runs in the family having seen a portrait of his grandfather.

John 1842 , is my 3 x cousin 4 times removed....I, however, do not have a receding hair line ...well not yet anyway!  :D
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 22:37 GMT (UK)
You are most fortunate to have such a good selection of photographs of your family. 
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 22:52 GMT (UK)
GS .... I live vicariously through my cousin in Canada who has all the photos ...I, unfortunately, have nothing except the little bit of their blood running through me  ;D ;D

he's a great cousin though and is willing to share ...with that I am VERY, VERY fortunate!

Thanks for all you have done ...John 1842 had 3 children ...he has a photo of them as well ...can I post it (when I receive it) for restoration here ...

deb  :)
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 03 December 12 22:57 GMT (UK)
I'm sure I and  the other restorers will be queuing  to get our hands on it!  ;D
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Monday 03 December 12 23:07 GMT (UK)
Do you think I should post it here or a new post? I hate to appear to be 'greedy' :-\

I wonder what they would have thought about colour pictures? Imagine them coming back and seeing Facebook/TV?movies and all the other things that have been invented since then. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: chinakay on Monday 03 December 12 23:09 GMT (UK)
Put it in a new thread, Deb....some people don't revisit old ones.

The first photo has a 1920s look to it, maybe end of the war, second one I have no idea...you don't have the back do you? Or could you ask for a scan of the back?

Cheers,
China
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Niksmum on Tuesday 04 December 12 01:44 GMT (UK)
One from me

Irene
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Tuesday 04 December 12 02:24 GMT (UK)
Irene ...I LOVE it ...sepia is my favourite! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :) :) :)

They look so young ....I think this was just after they married! It's beautiful!
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Niksmum on Wednesday 05 December 12 15:31 GMT (UK)
The other one

Irene
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Wednesday 05 December 12 18:34 GMT (UK)
Irene ...That's just lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your time and effort  :)
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 06 December 12 12:14 GMT (UK)
One from me too.
Carol
Title: Re: Please bring some character to these photos
Post by: deb usa on Thursday 06 December 12 15:07 GMT (UK)
Hi Carol

Thank you .... That's fabulous!!!! I love it framed  :)

I so appreciate it!

deb