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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 29 October 08 23:51 GMT (UK) »
Just wanted to let you know that this is going to be a couple of weeks. It is very slow going and I can only spemd 4 or 4 hours a day on it. Attached a small sample of how it is going.
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 30 October 08 00:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Puterman,
It looks very promising - how nice of you and the others to repair it :) I am sure it is greatly appreciated. Look forward to seeing the end result.
Nice to have you join rootschat; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do - I'm sure you'll be a great asset.
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 30 October 08 02:30 GMT (UK) »
Yes, that does look very promising.

I really will have to learn how to use my photo-editing packages to their best advantage. :)
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 30 October 08 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Thany you so much puterman for your time and effort.....it will be very much appreciated  :)
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 30 October 08 13:17 GMT (UK) »
It's my pleasure. I enjoy a challenge!

You could answer on thing perhaps? Did you recover the photo, and if so do you know if there was another on top? The reason I am asking is because the brown damage mark on the left hand side of the porch (facing it) does not appear to match the shadows, or anything else, in the photo. I think I can just make out a feint line of the l/h side of the entrance so I propose to rebuild this along that line. As for the bush, I really could not do anything with that so I hope you don't mind but I have replaced it with part of a hedge from my garden shrunk down to about 1/3 the size and toned down to try and match the photo.

Just keep this topic marked as it could be a few weeks before I get this finished - it is very time consuming.

Regards, David
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 30 October 08 13:36 GMT (UK) »
I take my hat off to you, puterman. Welcome to the Restorations department, I can see you will be well entertained here.

Well, I'm having a go, but it isn't coming out too well. I keep trying different ways and then chucking them out. Each time seems to get a bit better, but 'things' seem to keep coming out of the darkness that I don't understand, so I have to start trying to work it out.

I'll manage something...eventually....but it isn't going to be all that good...
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 30 October 08 13:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Paula, what software are you using? If it has layers try cloning the original photo, set the opcaity to 50% and the blend mode to 50%. This can help removing some of the 'clutter'. Viewing as a greyscale can also help determine shapes.
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I'll manage something...eventually....but it isn't going to be all that good...
I am sure you will get there...eventually...and it will be fine!

All the best with it. David
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 30 October 08 13:47 GMT (UK) »
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opcaity

And that might even be opacity!!
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Re: Rescued from fire, in need of repair
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 30 October 08 15:48 GMT (UK) »
I'm still learning, puterman, which is the main reason why I like the difficult ones now and then. Your brain goes to sleep if you just do the easy ones, and at my age, my brain needs a kick start every now and then.
Thanks for the tip about the layers.
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Caponhurst/Buckinghamshire and?
Denchfield/North Marston/Bucks
Webb/Winchester
Mathias/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
John/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
Smith/Portsmouth/Portsea
Purchas/Bucks and?
Olliffe/Bucks