Monthly Archive: April 2011

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

Somewhere I read that when we are toddlers, we interact in our world in a more genuine manner than we do as we get older.  As a toddler, we don’t hesitate to laugh, to...

Freshness

I’ve been painting.  First was a guest room.  Was in the mood for a blue ceiling.  So I did it.   It’s a Benjamin Moore paint:  Spring Mint.  The walls are a soft yellow:  Concord...

What’s the Point?

 When you look at this image, it’s hard to imagine it began as….    …..the picture with the dark, harsh background.  It’s a matter of personal taste, but this baby’s family wanted a softer,...

Before and After: The New ‘Do

The big reveal for the haircut was Sunday afternoon.  She was at our house for her brother’s birthday dinner and after cake, I snapped these pictures of her new hairdo.  As soon as I...

Grandpa’s Cream Route

The original picture is from the late 1800’s and was printed on a postcard.  It has been stored in one of those “magnetic” albums, but fortunately, there was no adhesive on the face of...

Sweet Smiles

Sweet Smiles

I’ve had the opportunity to meet some really wonderful people through my business of restoring vintage photographs.  This little baby with such a sweet smile is now a mom whose son who has a...

Color Adjustment (2)

Color Adjustment (2)

Like my last post, the greatest challenge in this restoration was the color. Moderately simple changes in tone and contrast began to reveal details lost in the original. The best surprise in these details...