Restoration (ii)

Restoration (ii)

The above original image (left) and restored (right) is of my dear old mother when she was a very young girl.  She asked me to restore the original for her which has tinged with yellow through age and several crease marks running across the photograph.

The task of completing this work was pretty simple to be honest with you, just remove the yellow tinge and use the cloning and patching tools in Photoshop to remove the creases, its when you have creases running across the face that become a problem.  The corners were just filled and cloned in that were missing and the job was done.  A very pleased mother she was!

If you’re interested in me restoring a photograph or colourising an old black and white image for you, then please view my Photo Restoration page for details.

HDR Landscape Photography

This is a Youtube video montage showcasing a number of my Landscape photographic work using the HDR process.

1. Bluebells in the Outwoods, Atherstone, Warwickshire
2. Rapeseed field near Hurley, Warwickshire
3. Rapeseed field near Furnace End, Warwickshire
4. Cotswolds Sunset near Upper Oddington
5. River Windrush, Bourton-On-The-Water
6. Elder Beck, near Lake Ullswater, Cumbria
7. Landscape near Haweswater Reservoir, Cumbria
8. Ullswater from Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
9. Glastonbury Tor
10. Glastonbury Tor, looking from Moneybox Field
11. Eight Arch Bridge, Stackpole, Pembrokeshire
12. Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire

Music: Qunad Vient La Nuit by Artesia, with permission under licence by Prikosnovenie Records.

Restoration (i)

Restoration (i)

I was requested by a colleague at work if I could restore an old photograph of her father. The original photograph (above left) was a passport sized image and was severely damaged by time and wear.

The resulting scan of the image highlighted the full extent of the damage and appeared to be a difficult task to accomplish, especially with the deep cracks across the facial area.

Using Photoshop and a number of tools such as clone, content fill and patching, I set about restoring the image much patience and a few hit and misses on the way.  The final restoration (above right) took me around 5 hours to accomplish and was very pleased with the result.

If you’re interested in me restoring a photograph or colourising an old black and white image for you, then please view my Photo Restoration page for details.

Harry Restore & Colourisation

Harry – Restore & Colourisation

One of of the things that I really enjoy doing as part of my photographic journey is restoring old images for family and friends.

It gives me a little buzz seeing a finished restore from an original photograph which through the passage of time can appear sad and neglected.  The look on the face of a family member or friend when the finished restore has been handed over, makes the project all worth doing.

The images above are of my Grandfather Harry, my mum has had the old photograph (left) for many years and I remember seeing it a few times when I was a child.  I decided that I wanted to do a bit of a restore on the image and so I originally smartened it up by removing the scratches, improving the detail and contrast and removing the yellow tinge.  I completed it but then I thought to myself what it would look like if it was in colour?  So I set out to colourise it and spent a few hours in Photoshop completing the task and my mum was very pleased with it, it now sits proudly framed on her lounge wall.

If you’re interested in me restoring a photograph or colourising an old black and white image for you, then please view my Photo Restoration page for details.

Avenue Road North, Birmingham

Then & Now – Aston Road North, Birmingham

One of my big interests is history and seeing how people lived in the past and to see the changes to Birmingham since the ye olde days!

This Then and Now image that I’ve mixed here is of Avenue Road just to the left of the image and the main road of Aston Road North leading to the now Dartmouth Circus.  It is interesting to see that the row of shops on the right has now been replaced by the Aston Road flyover and police station.

B E A U T Y – dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

I spotted this video on Twitter that was posted by Alexia Sinclair and was just amazed by the photographic work in this video.

I think the Parallax Effect was used in these series of artworks and photography in the video with astonishing effect, I think it is effective and beautiful to watch but may not be to everyone’s taste.

B E A U T Y – dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro from Rino Stefano Tagliafierro on Vimeo.