Thursday, September 13, 2007

As Summer Begins To Fade...

I’m a bit bleary eyed tonight. I’ve spent too long at the computer staring at photos enlarged to show detail, so that I could repair and heal them. Even when we went for a walk this afternoon, I swear I was seeing everything in pixels! Here’s one of the photos I worked on (using Apple iPhoto 5 & Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Mac). It’s Chuck with his folks, his sister and his aunt (behind the wheel) of his family’s 1956 Plymouth. The original summertime picture had them all looking a bit like steamed lobsters and was badly cracked and folded. The final version has them looking much more human, even though the colors still have an aged quality to them. Chuck remembers the car as being yellow and black, but all attempts to make those colors more accurate wreaked havoc on the people! One of the challenges of photo editing is knowing when to say when.


Gail said...

Is that Aunt Shirley driving?

Pink Granite said...

Hi Gail -
You've got a good eye! Especially since I think you met her only once, sixteen years ago!
Don't you love that car?!
- Lee

Roo said...

I love the car, what was it?

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo -
It was a yellow and black 1956 Plymouth convertible with whitewall tires.
Very snazzy!
- Lee

Anonymous said...

Hey Buttons!
Does Chuck know you're publishing "cheesecake" photos of him?

Pink Granite said...

Hi Kat -
Yuk, yuk, yuk!
- Lee