Bryan Posted January 6 Share Posted January 6 (edited) My wife paid her annual visit to see her cousin and found that he had no family photos, nothing of his parents nor anything of him as a child. We had inherited a stack of old photos from my wife's parents including pictures of her cousin's parents etc so I was tasked with bringing them back to life. I first tried using my camera, but, despite shooting in north light and using a polarising filter, I couldn't get rid of the reflections. I then tried my aged Epson scanner and the results were much better. Most of the pics were of a poor quality, taken by cheap box cameras by folk who could not hold them steady, keep the level horizontal, or avoid cutting off people's heads. I was able to I improve the contrast in PS and of course spent ages despotting and cloning out tears and folds in the originals. However three of the shots were much better, clearly taken by somebody who knew what they were doing and using a decent camera. One showed my wife's grandmother in her later years, but still an attractive woman, while another was of her grandfather in military uniform at the time of the first world war. Unfortunately that print was badly damaged but several hours work later I managed to restore some semblance of a likeness. I will send these images to our sons, their great grandparents. Of the other shots a few people inherited the facial features of others in the family group as tears in the prints had removed their own ! I confess that I enjoyed the process, it reminded me of happy days scanning and retouching black and white negatives. Edited January 6 by Bryan 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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