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I could desaturate. One side too red/magenta, the other too green/cyan. 

 

Am a total novice at using Selections and Layers. 

 

Completely cropping out the right side down the walkway works okay - and then changing Colour balance.

 

Any advice appreciated.

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Just to add that this is what the original slide is like - no idea what happened,

 

Its Manaus, Brazil 1962. Phil has been exploring the floating houses.

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5 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

B&W conversion?

Phil

 

 

Yes will probably do that and a crop. 

 

This 'Floating City' was wiped out later in the 1960s so I am keen to submit as many as I can. It had become something of a tourist attraction by 1962.

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You're lucky that the division is quite sharp. I might create a new layer and try and get the boardwalk of the magenta side to match in the new layer, even the eye-dropper might come in handy but moving the centre slider on the magenta channel in 'Levels' might get there. At least it would be quick to see if it had potential. If it works then you can set about blending/combining the two layers, could be just as simple as erasing the top layer on the RHS using a large soft brush,

 

Edit - sorry, by Magenta channel I mean the Green channel. Lets you increase/decrease magenta.

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In Lightroom you could try a grad filter with a custom WB and tint.

Is it Kodachrome? Very odd if it is, it must have been left in the light with something partially over it.

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3 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

In Lightroom you could try a grad filter with a custom WB and tint.

Is it Kodachrome? Very odd if it is, it must have been left in the light with something partially over it.

 

Yes Kodachrome.

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10 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said:

You're lucky that the division is quite sharp. I might create a new layer and try and get the boardwalk of the magenta side to match in the new layer, even the eye-dropper might come in handy but moving the centre slider on the magenta channel in 'Levels' might get there. At least it would be quick to see if it had potential. If it works then you can set about blending/combining the two layers, could be just as simple as erasing the top layer on the RHS using a large soft brush,

 

Thanks for the suggestion, probably beyond me. 

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From a personal perspective I think you would lose a lot of the subject matter (interest) of the image if you crop it. If it is not possible to adjust the colour casts then Phil's suggestion would be my best bet and keep the image whole.

 

Allan

 

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15 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

 

Thanks for the suggestion, probably beyond me. 

I wouldn't think so, I think you'd be surprised. Creating a new layer - easy. Opening 'Levels' (or Levels Adjustment layer ideally) is also easy. Then open Channels, and go to the Green channel rather than RGB and tug that middle slider left/right. If it looks promising you might consider it worth pursuing.

 

Edit - that would be a new Duplicate layer, not just a new layer.

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In Adobe Bridge (perhaps Lightroom too) you can open any photo in Camera Raw.  Once there, you can use the Adjustment Brush to select a specific area to color correct. You can do that to the other side of the photo too.  It is so much easier than it sounds.  You could send me the image and I could give it go.

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I got this quite quickly in LR with just a tint change. I'm sure it could be improved.

 

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11 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

Offers of help sound good to me ! 😁

 

Sorry to be so clueless.

 

The downloadable  RAW file should be here.

 

https://geographyphotos.photoshelter.com/gallery/ManausRawFile/G0000gaA.yWKKIt8

What colourspace JPEG would you like? I'll post a Wetransfer link if you like.

Also done an eyedropper WB overall from the t-shirt which looks a little better my end but I could remove that.

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2 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

What colourspace JPEG would you like? I'll post a Wetransfer link if you like.

Also done an eyedropper WB overall from the t-shirt which looks a little better my end but I could remove that.

 

Adobe RGB would be perfect.

 

I have been using the Colour Balance sliders to correct casts. Eye dropper sounds a better idea.

 

Shall I post a gallery of the solutions?

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Another version with a global tint then eydropper correction but starting to get insipid

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JR8ceHYwUaLzIyW1N0gXnczpiW1Wj_Wi/view?usp=sharing

that one shows the fading extending into the middle walkway, perhaps that's not ideal.

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4 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

On balance (white balance!) I prefer that.

Click on the photo and it will bring you to the gallery and just click on the down arrow icon in the lower right corner

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Many thanks to Mark, David, and all others who have helped me. 

 

Philip Jones and his 1962 adventure in Manaus will soon be on the internet. 😁

 

I'm off to the countryside now to a cattle ranch......

 

PS) Called Michael David by mistake ---sorry

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If you have Photoshop, LAB color separates the color information from the tonal information.

Convert to LAB and select Lightness channel, which is the B&W element only.

Copy that and paste in a new window and convert that back to RGB.

(Tried to insert a sample from URL, but the system wouldn't accept it.)

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5 minutes ago, DDoug said:

If you have Photoshop, LAB color separates the color information from the tonal information.

Convert to LAB and select Lightness channel, which is the B&W element only.

Copy that and paste in a new window and convert that back to RGB.

(Tried to insert a sample from URL, but the system wouldn't accept it.)

 

Sorry about that I removed the image.

 

Also thanks for your suggestion. 

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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

Many thanks to Mark, David and all others who have helped me. 

 

Philip Jones and his 1962 adventure in Manaus will soon be on the internet. 😁

 

I'm off to the countryside now to a cattle ranch......

Anytime- summat to do on a cold day..........besides the Friday pizza of course........I rather abandoned the food thread as it's my only dish............

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