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Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« on: Wednesday 27 February 19 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi folks, I'd be really grateful if anyone in this fabulous restorers group can help me with this one. It's old, dirty and faded. All attempts at recovery will be gratefully appreciated.

Many thanks .... Sel James

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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sel, do you have the original of this photo and if so are you able to scan this at a higher resolution, you will get a lot better results. There is very little detail to work with at the moment.
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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 23:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Pat. Yes I do, but Iím away from my desktop at the moment - will be back on deck in a few hours and Iíll attend to it then. I think the max i can scan at is 1200x1200, so I trust that will give you something to work on.
Cheers ... Sel

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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 February 19 06:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi again Pat,

I had some challenges using the Advanced mode on my scanner , but I've managed to scan this at 1200 dpi and got a 52MB TIFF file, so have re-sized it down to just below the 500KB as a JPEG for this Forum. Hope it gives you something better to work with.

Thanks again for your help and guidance.

...Sel

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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 February 19 18:39 GMT (UK) »
There is still very little detail showing I'm afraid. I've cleaned it up as best I can,
Pat
Bownass - Lancashire & Westmorland
Hoggarth - Lancashire & Westmorland
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Waller - Dent, Yorkshire dales
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RESTORERS please do not use my restores without my permission THANK YOU

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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 February 19 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Pat, I think youíve done a great job with what you had to work with. The original photo is extremely poor quality - out of focus to start with, and then itís been subject to 90 years of poor handling and misuse with dirt and stains caked in, and exposure to harsh light has caused significant fading.
As they say, 'you canít make a silk purse out of a sows ear'.
Many thanks for giving it a go, I do appreciate your efforts.
... Sel

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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 February 19 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Couple of versions from me. :)
Peter
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
Outlaws: MCGREGOR (1883) & ass. clans, Glasgow, Glenquaich, Glenalmond and Glengyle.

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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 February 19 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Peter, Many thanks for your good work.
Itís a credit to you to have a go at trying to do justice to this dirty, faded, out of focus pic. Youíve certainly produced a result which is a significant improvement on the original.
I appreciate all that you do for those of us less talented folks who use your skills and talents.
Cheers .... Sel

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Re: Alf Taylor & friend - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1931. Needs a real clean up!
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 February 19 22:06 GMT (UK) »
My pleasure, Sel. Thanks for your lovely comments.
Peter
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
Outlaws: MCGREGOR (1883) & ass. clans, Glasgow, Glenquaich, Glenalmond and Glengyle.