Old Time Hero
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|On display at the Frankfort, Illinois' Fall Festival, this old fire engine was a beautifully shined to the max, chrome and red body proudly glowing on a Sunny-16 day.|
I shot this image in B&W to capture the "face" of this old timer. Unfortunately the negative was damaged (along with about two full file drawers of others) in a storm sewer backup in my home. Salvaging many of my old film images took second place to larger recovery issues. I am in the process of retrieving as many of these negatives as possible and performing digital restoration.
I carefuly scanned the scratched and spotted negative. Then with PS5, I painstakingly used the Healing Brush and Stamp Tool to remove as much of this damage as possible over many hours. The new Content-Aware feature helped tremendously.
Knowing it was diminishing returns to get absolutely every spot eliminated, when I got the basic image to an acceptable level, I decided to make it into an old tintype photograph.
I cropped the image to put the maximum focus on the face, and then applied a color layer to get the tintype color effect. Then added a bit of grain and finally I vignetted the edges.
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