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11-04-2013, 06:55 PM
Some more old pics I found to work on.

11-09-2013, 08:52 AM
Hmmmmm. No comments. I guess I will sweep these to the dustbin

11-09-2013, 10:11 AM
I really like #1 & #4 (#1 the best). #1 would look really cool treated like an old turn of the century image.

11-09-2013, 10:26 AM
Shot 1 is my fave of the set but i find the person's hand at left to be a distraction.

11-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Thanks AT Marko.
AT - What do you consider "turn of the century" treatment. Should this be B&W not sepia.
Marko - You reminded me of what I didn't like about this picture. As soon as I was snapping it, the person reached for one of the brooms. Perhaps I will try and clone it out.

11-09-2013, 02:58 PM
AT - What do you consider "turn of the century" treatment. Should this be B&W not sepia.

Kind of scratchy, a few blurred spots. The building is dated 1908, so that's what made me think of it.

Maybe a good assignment for next month, "100+ Year Old Photo"

11-09-2013, 03:56 PM
Thanks for the explanation AT. I gave it a shot in Lightroom of what I think an old pic would look like. I don't know how to add imperfections using Lightroom (I think you would need Photoshop and some layer masks) and I'm not a Photoshop person. I don't know if I have made it look old or just crappy.

11-09-2013, 04:03 PM
That's awesome!!!!

I like it more than the first one, the mood of the image matches the setting.

Great job of "antiquing"!

11-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Thanks AT. Basically I did a BW conversion, lowered the contrast to make it look faded, warmed it up (yellowed it), and added some grain. Clone'd out the arm but oooops I realized after I forgot the hand on the broom.