Friday, 29 July 2011

A walk down Memory Lane


I have always loved old photographs and enjoy restoring them. This one was given to me by a member of my family and I thought it would be nice to fix it up a bit and add some colour. 


My first job was to crop in a bit tighter deal with fading and repair a few areas that were missing or marked. I then got rid of marks and scratches and areas that looked blotchy.


Finally I coloured it. I did a bit of research on the uniform but had to guess at hair and eye colour etc...


I hope you enjoyed the short walk back in time.

14 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is amazing. Well done.

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful!

Montanagirl said...

Oh you did a great job with this photo!

Robin said...

Wow, great restore! Those fellows will be glad wehavent forgotten them!

Paul said...

Nicely done! Thanks for sharing this.

ADRIAN said...

Nice work.......it can take a good while to do properly. A winter job.

Sandra said...

both the old and the new are really touching to the heart. I like old photos too. super job adding the color. i remember the hats and coats and the color is right on target.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Add my kudos to those already posted. This was a wonderfully done restoration. It's good that the origina photo was not more badly damaged as I know how time-consuming this work can be.

S. Etole said...

You brought it to life in a very quiet way.

Dave said...

very nicely done Kev!

Scott said...

You did a great job and the subjects would be very happy and proud indeed.

Mersad said...

Oh I like this a lot. Excellent work on coloring and restauration!

Kathy said...

Great job!

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Hard work, well done!
The restored B&W is also very good ;)