Tuesday, July 6, 2010

res·to·ra·tion



–noun
1. the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.
2. the state or fact of being restored.
3. a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition.
4. restitution of something taken away or lost.



I recently took a picture of me as an overly plump baby being held by my Grandpa Fry over to a camera shop to be restored. This is the second picture I have seen that they have restored. I am very impressed of what a good job they do.

Then Dennis asked me to re-work some old photos of his Great-Grandparents Austin and Ella Yergensen. Austin died in his 30's during the 1912 Flu epidemic leaving behind his young family and Ella. So when working with the pictures of this couple that had been taken at different times and ages. Dennis's Dad had always wanted them to look like they had been taken at the same time so I thought I would give them a try. The hardest thing was Ella for the one side of her head is is missing into the dark brown back ground so I faked her in some hair then I put them both onto the same background and tried to even them out the best way I knew .






we spent the 4th of July up at his little piece of heaven I have at least 900 pictures to go through and edited, there was parades, rodeo,fire works, four wheeling, collecting some drift wood and the the funniest part was being brave enough to do a zip line, after my 5 year old grand-daughter did it I had to be brave and try it for my self it was the closest thing to flying there is!

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a blessing for technology! They look great.

Vickers said...

Wow Whitey, you can really work miracles. The two photos look totally compatible now and very authentic. Once again you have proven yourself to be a wizard. ("Wizard" sounds kinder than "witch".)

I really admired the photo of you and Grandpa, also. You were a darling baby girl.

Yvonne said...

It is amazing what they can do with old pictures these days. And really awsome what you dit with the pictures of Austin and Ella Jo! Love the picture of the valley, is it close to were you live?

Teri said...

These are awesome! How lucky for you to have a photo of yourself with Grandpa Fry. The only memory I have of him was picking him up somewhere in the car and going to Farr's ice cream in Ogden.

Teri said...

These are awesome! How lucky for you to have a photo of yourself with Grandpa Fry. The only memory I have of him was picking him up somewhere in the car and going to Farr's ice cream in Ogden.

Cindy B said...

What a wonderful job you did restoring these awesome photos!! (Love the coloring effect also )
a new do at the blog too ...very patriotic...love it!

FRYBABY said...

Great job on that restoration! They are beautiful!!

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

Hi,

him, technology is beautiful,
but your hands are magic!!!!

Sorry not to be able to read nothing.... you don't have translator..................

A dessert regard from Venice

Rosarita

HEIDI BANFORD said...

These are so neat. I love the texture you added to them. I just got a book on how to do the restoration of old pics, i'm going to try it when i get a chance.