Photography, Reworks

ReWorking Something from the Past

Recently I was sent an email from a fellow blogger asking me if I could restore some old images of hers.  I had no idea if I could do them, but I decided that I was up for the challenge and was more than prepared to give it a go.  So Nia, from Nia Simone, Author sent me three images.  So far I have only done one and about two thirds of another one.  I was hoping to get the second one finished today, but my tour of Parliament House took a lot longer and well, I am very late with my post as it is.

So here is the image as it was sent to me with part of what I did to it.

Reworking old imageIf you want to see what I did and the full images, please click here.


  1. Quite a task! Will you add a sepia touch to finish or leave it B&W?
    As an aside, any excuse to stop ironing is enough for me!

  2. Al Kline says

    I have a lot of photos like that (left) and always wondered how to get it looking better. So how did you do it?

  3. Nicely done Leanne! I love restoring images like this. I’ve done colorization a few times for my job at a frame shop. It’s always fun to bring the past back to life again.

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  5. Brilliant work (sorry, but I can’t comment on your other blog without putting in all my details)

  6. Wow! Great work .. Please do share some tips .. I’ve got some family photos that could benefit from this kind of help :)

  7. Great job! Looks like a lot of work, but you had a nice finished photo to show for it! Do you know anything about it? Where was it made, and when? Just curious? ~ Sheila

  8. This is something I really enjoy doing, recovering old photos, damaged by the wear and tear of time. I did a 3 part article on my blog to introduce the idea to others, though I am sure your process is much more professional and uses better software.

  9. Nice job, but it’s impossible to get this image perfect: the details in the faces are lost because of wrong exposure in the original photo.

  10. Very nice work. I don’t get a lot of restoration jobs but I’ve done a few. I always welcome the challenge.

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