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WW I Pilot - Restored

By James_C
Good morning All,

My thanks to Sooty_1, Woolybill1 and Jestertheclown for correctly identifying the flying machine in WW I Pilot . My thanks also to all those who contibuted modifications, advice, thoughts and tips or just dropped by for a look.

To day's upload is my restoration efforts on WW I Pilot. I have removed specks, adjusted curves - toning down the rhs, lightening the lhs and slightly increasing the contrast - sharpened and tidied up the boarder. Lastly I reduced the saturation rather than convert to black and white as I wanted to keep "the look". It is interesting that not one of the pictures in the collection is actually b+w.

It is interesting to note that, since I started the members' group a week ago, it has aquired a total of 3 members and the 5 pictures that have been posted have attracted a total of 12 unique views and no comments, tips or advice. By comparison the 3 pictures I have posted have attracted 128 unique views and 33 comments, tips or advice. In addition the one picture that I have allowed modifications to has had 4 different approaches posted. Consequently I am of the opinion that it would be better to work on the epz Team to add a catagory for historic photographs. I am sure that interest and discussion stimulated would be much greater that way than through Members' Groups. Perhaps they could be developed in conjunction with each other, but at the moment I'm not convinced.

Your thoughts please.

Thanks and regards,


Tags: Photo journalism Photo restoration Picture restoration Black and white Pilot Portraits and people Ww i Historic photograph Farman mf11 shorthorn

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2010 9:38AM
I like what you've done, and it seems to me to be faithful to the character of the age.

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
21 Oct 2010 10:47AM
cleaned up well ,good work.v2 is sharper,thanks.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
21 Oct 2010 11:20AM
Good work restoring but not detroying the authentic feel of this old photo. Reckon you are right re Members Groups. I've never accessed any and don't plan to as epz already demands so much of my time!

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
21 Oct 2010 12:30PM
Excellent. I'm glad you have kept it in the appearance of the photography of the period. I agree it would be nice to have that category added.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
21 Oct 2010 6:08PM
Good work
21 Oct 2010 8:54PM
Superb work on this photo, James, V2 for me, just that little sharper.
21 Oct 2010 9:18PM
Great result to this photo.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
22 Oct 2010 6:05PM
Wonderful work.

Ray42 10 3 England
24 Oct 2010 8:14AM
Nice work
MickS 13 23 14 England
26 Oct 2010 11:38PM
Good stuff, James.

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