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Offline hlbradd

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recolour WWI photo please
« on: Monday 20 February 06 14:13 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help bring this one back to life a bit ? 

Thanks

Helen

Yay - I did it!
Warwickshire - ADKINS / KENNARD
Hertfordshire - BRADD / ROBLETT / THOROGOOD / WATSON
ABURN - BLANKS - BLOGG - BURGESS - FERRY - FREEMAN - GOODRICK - GOTTY -MEECH - MIDDLEDITCH -  RUSSELL - PLANT - THURSTON

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Re: recolour WWI photo please
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 February 06 20:31 GMT (UK) »
Lightened it a little.

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Re: recolour WWI photo please
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 February 06 21:17 GMT (UK) »
I must admit that this was a real strugle to get this much done.

Men wearing greeny-brown uniforms in a garden surrounded by autumnal grass and trees doesn't give much scope for colourfulness, does it? I think my colour pallet was exhausted after the first few layers went down.

Anyway here are the lads looking a bit more hale and hearty now that they have some colour in their cheeks.

I hope they all got back fit in mind and body.

Glen

(PS Things in the picture can be tweaked if needed, and a larger version is available. PM me if you want it)

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Re: recolour WWI photo please
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 February 06 23:12 GMT (UK) »
Oh Wow

I can't believe how good it looks - and how quickly. :)

Nearly in tears now - just wish my Mum could see it, her Dad's the good looking one at back, second from left  ;)

Thank you both so very very much - I am simply awestruck by how talented some of the restorers are on this board - I fear that if I had had a go it would have probably ended up a murky green mess. ::)

Grandad got back in just about one piece - he was quite badly wounded in battle but was lucky that the bullet got deflected by his folding scissors.  Fortunately he went on to get married and have my mother - or else I wouldn't be here. ;D

Glen - will pm you .

Again, thank you both so very much

Helen  :-*
Warwickshire - ADKINS / KENNARD
Hertfordshire - BRADD / ROBLETT / THOROGOOD / WATSON
ABURN - BLANKS - BLOGG - BURGESS - FERRY - FREEMAN - GOODRICK - GOTTY -MEECH - MIDDLEDITCH -  RUSSELL - PLANT - THURSTON

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Re: recolour WWI photo please
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 February 06 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Glen

That really is an amazing piece of work and an excellent photo.

Well Done

David
Please feel free to colour or improve for the benefit of the poster but an acknowledgement would be appreciated