Processing Challenge! 1940's Images. Recently Found

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Alanroseman, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Folks,

    Here's another image processing challenge for you.

    My brother in law rediscovered some negatives belonging to his Great Grandfather. The negatives were 6x9 (2 1/4 x 2 3/4). They were in the original processing envelope.

    The year is between 1947 & 1949.
    The Town is Wenatchee, WA . USA
    The Equipment is a horse drawn combine

    These are the scans from the negatives. Process them, and post them. Lets see what you can do!!

    R001-003.


    R001-001.



    [​IMG]


    R001-004.
     
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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I wouldn't touch a thing personally! :2thumbs: :thumbup:
     
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  3. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Very cool :smile: My Grandmother recently gave me a collection of slides from my Grandfather's attempt at the Overland Track in 1942.

    I'll watch this thread with interest!
     
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  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Since No One Else is Playing...

    As no one else is playing, I'll post one of processed this evening..

    F_C_T_Y_Def_-_Output.
     
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  5. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Does no one want to play with these images??

    Surprising.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I'm too busy with work to play. But you may have overwhelmed everyone Alan, by offering up 4 pretty similar shots. I may try one this weekend if I find any time.
     
  7. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    I have to say they already have a lot of character..not much I would change. How does one add faux vintage processing to a legitimately old shot? ;)
     
  8. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I love them the way they are. Sorry if that's kind of lame.
     
  9. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Hey Alan What kind of camera did you use to take the photos?:wink:
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Actually KVG, it was Alan's son who took them:rofl:
     
  11. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    So is that you driving Alan?
     
  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Guys,

    The 4 shots you see here, are all that there is. The scans are right from the negatives.

    Try looking at this way:

    They had not been printed, just developed.

    If you were the photographer, how would you have processed to print?
    Would you have cropped?
    What paper would you have printed on?
    Would you dodge or burn?

    For all the rest of you wise guys, I was too old to drive a combine when these shots were taken, it was young mans work..:rolleyes:
     
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  13. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    A quick iphone edit at work

    c41602de.

    Don't want to leave you hangin Alan
     
  14. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Yes thanks.. I may only have a few days left...
     
  15. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran

    384
    Feb 15, 2011
     

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  16. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Will I get your camera stuff?:wink:
     
  17. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Nice! That's a cool take on the negs.

    I think folks felt they were defacing a historic record, they're not. Everything ever printed was printed with an "idea in mind" of the finished product.

    Were just doing some darkroom work...


     
  18. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I couldn't really come up with a way to make them better, so I just made one different. This is a most disheartening harvest.....

    harvest time flood by Lukinosity, on Flickr
     
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  19. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    So you want the 4x5 Speed Graphic I'm shooting with..?
     
  20. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Luke,

    I'd certainly say you version epitomizes artistic license.:rolleyes: