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A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« on: Sunday 11 November 12 23:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone

I am wanting to re-give  this photo, restored and renewed, to my mother for Christmas. Whether it be a sepia or colour restore I will be grateful

My Mum gave it to me … the only photo of her parent’s wedding in 1944. Supposedly my Nan is wearing a ‘Princess Marina’ blue outfit with brown suede shoes and hat. My granddad was in the RN at the time …a (Chief) Stoker.
My mum tells me that this blue was very popular because of Princess Marina …this is all I can find regarding the blue ….I have no idea what shade it is even though I have tried to look for images, to no avail:

Marina was so popular when she arrived in England to marry the Duke of Kent that "marina blue", from the colour of one of her coats, swept the English fashion industry.

I am leaving this precious photo in your capable hands. I appreciate your time and talent.

Thanks so much,

Deb

PS ..I hope I have scanned and cropped to rules and regulations ...please let me know :)
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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Re: A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 11 November 12 23:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Deb

My software says this is only scanned at 96dpi, which means it "pixellates" if enlarged.  Is there any way you could re-scan, preferably at about 300dpi or higher?  It would mean a much more pleasing result.

Cheers
Deb
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Re: A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 November 12 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Deb, that looks like quite a pale blue.  :)

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Re: A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 November 12 00:48 GMT (UK) »
It does, doesn't it Ruskie ... Still trying to find it :)

when I scanned it was at 600dpi ...then I cropped it ...will see what else I can do

thanks  :)
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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Re: A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 November 12 00:50 GMT (UK) »
does this work
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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Re: A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« Reply #5 on: Monday 12 November 12 00:51 GMT (UK) »
OOOOOOOOOPSSSSS

I have no clue what happened ...I will try again
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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Re: A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« Reply #6 on: Monday 12 November 12 01:01 GMT (UK) »
One from me

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Re: A present for my Mum ~ please restore/colour her parents
« Reply #7 on: Monday 12 November 12 01:09 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Irene!  :D The wrinkles have disappeared!!! :)
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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« Reply #8 on: Monday 12 November 12 01:10 GMT (UK) »
another one
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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