Thursday, February 23, 2012

Behind the Scenes 10: Photo Restoration

More photo restoration: removing creases and tears on an old family photograph. This is my dad's mother's mother, Estella Owenby. This restoration took several hours because of the detail work in her face and clothing. Once the restoration was finished, I cropped it and converted it to black and white, but I think I prefer the sepia. 

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Behind the Scenes 9: Photo Restoration


It's been some time since I've posted -- alas, a Master's degree in English will do that to a person. Since I'm not spending very much time behind the lens, I thought I would post some family pictures I've been restoring for a project my mom is working on. She is making a wall collage of old photos from when we were all between the ages of 3-8, which is going to include grandparents, children, and grandchildren. I think it's such a cool idea. Here are some of the pictures I've been working on. (Above: Lindsay, Maureen, Ruth (top), and Alma Pettigrew (my grandpa, far right), probably sometime around 1924.)

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Grandma Sybil, probably around 1927.

Grandma Sybil (left) with younger brother Bob, probably around 1924.

My grandpa, Alma Pettigrew Sowby (1919-2009).