Category: Vintage Image

Like Father, Like Son

 I love days like today.  First of all, after so many days of excessive heat, humidity, and unrelenting sunshine, it rained.  A cool, refreshing rain that was heralded by glorious thunder and lightning. Second,...

Hawaii Circa 1970

Hawaii Circa 1970

This turned out to be quite a project.  I merged three images taken in Hawaii over 30 years ago.  The color was so distorted in the originals that I had to decide on an...

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Lots of rain then.  Lots of rain now.  Lots.  The year was 1979. I had  purchased my first SLR (Pentax K1000) and was in a photography class at Bellarmine College in Louisville.  Eager to...

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...

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...

Horses, Carriages, and the Derby

Horses, Carriages, and the Derby

I have a special affinity for horses and carriages.  Maybe it comes from my little girl dreams, fueled by Saturday morning westerns, of becoming a cowgirl.  Or maybe it comes from growing up in...