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Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« on: Thursday 31 January 19 21:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

Can anyone please help restore and clean this really bad photo.

Thank you for all your help as always

Kieran

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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 February 19 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Thatíll be fun and a real challenge Kieran, but it wonít be quick and the results will be iffy.
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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 February 19 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi John-76

Thanks for fixing this for me.  There is no hurry at all as I know it is really a bad photo.

Thanks again for all your help

Kieran

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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 February 19 16:37 GMT (UK) »
No problem Kieran!  I just hope I can do an acceptable job.  I have one question which I hope isn't out of line.  Is the person in the middle of the couch a lady or a gentleman?  It's difficult to discern with the damage in that area. It appears to me to be a lady, but my wife thinks it's a male and since she's usually right I decided to ask you.  ;)
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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 February 19 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Bookmarking this thread as I know you RC restoration experts can do miracles but this really is a challenge  ;)
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:52 GMT (UK) »
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It appears to me to be a lady, but my wife thinks it's a male and since she's usually right I decided to ask you.

It is a female wearing a printed dress - and bare/stockinged legs - and possibly specs.

I wouldn't touch this with a 40 foot barge pole, so am also watching to see what can be made of it.   ;)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 February 19 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Oh no!  Me and my big mouth!  :) Thanks for your take.  That's what I was thinking, but she doesn't look happy and I've been working on her for two hours and still very problematic! I've never heard the word "stickinged" until I just used the dictionary, much less how to replicate one! ???
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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 February 19 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Sorry - have rectified stickinged to stockinged!   Beg your pardon!   ;D ;D

It is the eyes and patience which would run out on me.  Keep going!!!   Looking forward to your results.
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Can anyone help restore this photo of Farrens from Derry
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 February 19 20:37 GMT (UK) »
And I thought 'Gordon with a Pipe' was bad enough  ;D

It certainly isn't impossible - it will just take a lot of time and patience.

Usually I enjoy repairing photos with cracks and holes but what makes this one especially tricky is the patterned wallpaper and dresses...

Not only that I'd have to reconstruct the face of the middle seated lady (which I'm awful at in case your wondering)

Hmmm I'll have a go at least  ;)