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Strand-on-the-Green school 1950

By RosaB
This is an old school photo of mine but with an interesting story behind it! I have a twin sister and one of us is seated in the 2nd row 4th from the left. However the other one must have been ill that day and my parents didn't buy the photo! Now over 50 yrs later this photo has been sent to us by a fellow pupil contacted through "Friends Reunited" We were so alike that we are not sure which one of us it was!

V2 is the original and I have done some work in PS to improve it. I cloned the creases and pencil marks out,used the spot healing brush on the dust spots,straightened it,cropped it and darkened it.

V3 I have put in for fun!! I have pasted and copied the original twin using selections and cloning! Perhaps in this day and age my parents would have been persuaded to buy the photo! LOL!

V4 Was another photo taken a year or 2 later you can see how alike we were! Can any eagle eyed person out there decide which twin matches up with V1 and help us to decide which one of us it is?I am the Twin on the left, 3rd in seated from the left

All comments and advice welcome! If anyone recognises themselves in the photo please let me know!

Tags: Restoration Black and white Digitally manipulated School Portraits and people Strand-on-the-green Old school photo Pareen challenge

Voters: Hoffy, BrianSS, miptog and 18 more

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Hoffy 17 262 16 England
31 Dec 2007 8:41AM
Nice work.
BrianSS 14 418 41 England
31 Dec 2007 10:49AM
Great stuff, what a lovely story!

If I may say so the darkened version looks a tad too dark on my PC, some of the detail has been lost in the shadows, the original looks better. Just a thought.

31 Dec 2007 12:44PM
Indeed a lovely story, Rosa. How's life a few miles up the coast? Haven't we had some nice sunny days recently.
Lydia Smile
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
31 Dec 2007 1:19PM
Thanks for your comments and advice much appreciated!
I am never much good at judging black and white Brian I just let auto enhance sort it out in PS but agree that it is too dark now although on my pc the original is too light! Probably should be somewhere in between!
Yes Christmas day was lovely Lydia but today is a bit dull!
31 Dec 2007 2:29PM
I do alot of resoration work and youve done a great job

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
31 Dec 2007 6:32PM
How nice to find such a treasure again. HOpe you are feeling well, nice to see you posting again. Hope your new year brings you all the best.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 1:44PM
Plenty of PS practise here Rosa.
How many names do you remember? Even the magic of PS can't make the shy ones look up. It's a delightful memory of childhood days.
All the best for 2008, I hope it brings you good health.
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
1 Jan 2008 2:18PM
Many thanks Sean,Joline and Penny! I can remember about half the names of the people in this photo,however V4 the one taken a year or two later I can remember nearly all of them! Amazing really when I can't remember the names of people I met a few weeks ago!! Smile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
1 Jan 2008 6:56PM
Wow, Rosalie, you've made a super job of restoring an old photo. Bet it brings back some memories!! Carol
P.S. Glad you have started the year off well and uploaded a photo, may there be many more!
wasper 15 533 1 Ireland
3 Jan 2008 3:15PM
I love old photos & the well done to the restoration.
MartaHari 14 1 Spain
3 Jan 2008 5:42PM
what a fantastic job you've made here, Rosalie!!! certainly time well spent - i'm so impressed! if i was to make a guess as to the twin ID, i'd say that the twin from V1 appears in V4 in the second row as 4th from the left Wink
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
4 Jan 2008 8:57AM
Thankyou Carol,wasper and Marta for your lovely comments!
Thanks also Marta for taking the time to help us decide which twin it is.
Marian 16 62 England
4 Jan 2008 4:32PM
Excellent restoration work. Enjoyed browsing your folder.
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
10 Jan 2008 10:56PM
Hi Rose..Thank you so much for your lovely comments you left me on my site..
This picture is wonderful.I am so glad it made its self to you. It makes it more special the way you got it. You did a great job with it as well.
Take care
Dawn Michelle
12 Jan 2008 9:04AM
Excellent restoration work well done
Paree 16 616 3
13 Jan 2008 9:10AM
this is lovely
unfortunately I cant see the story
or know which one is you,
how have I missed this?
I love these old school pictures,
I work at the primary school near to me and I have to say children don't seem to change much do they?
just the fashions
thanks for joining in
paren x
Paree 16 616 3
13 Jan 2008 9:11AM
oh now I see the story must have taken a while to upload on my computer
oldhat 13 20 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 10:46AM
I love the change as you click back and forth between 2 and 3 ! I must look out the pic of my village school a few years previous to this.

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