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Old Nov 30, 2017, 5:05 PM   #1
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As of late I have been colorizing photos from the American Civil War.
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Old Nov 30, 2017, 5:08 PM   #2
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And the second batch.
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Old Dec 1, 2017, 12:16 AM   #3
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They look good to me. It may make a bigger impact to the viewer if you show the original along with the colorized version.
It looks time consuming to me but I have never tried it. I remember reading in one of your recent post that the skin color is the most difficult part to get the color correct. I'm sure it is, trying to get the right white balance for skin with new color digital photo's is tough.

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Old Dec 1, 2017, 10:15 AM   #4
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Having studied the ACW for decades, I'm familiar with many of these. You did a great job on 'em, Bynx. Kudos.
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Ididn't know there even *was* color in the 1860s. :-)
Seriously, though, these do look great, even to some of the faded colors, which give them a really natural look, as if the photos were actually taken that way.
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I first restored the images as much as was easily possible. My intention was to show the photo in color. Some damage to the glass plates I let go because I wanted it to look natural. However I did repair simple facial and clothing spots which was no big deal without resorting to actually recreating the image. Clean it and color it. By the way the 4th pic is of General Beauregard, whose statue was recently torn down in New Orleans when the town bent under pressure.
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They look good to me. It may make a bigger impact to the viewer if you show the original along with the colorized version.
It looks time consuming to me but I have never tried it. I remember reading in one of your recent post that the skin color is the most difficult part to get the color correct. I'm sure it is, trying to get the right white balance for skin with new color digital photo's is tough.

It looks good Bynx.
Ok lomitamike here are the before and after images of General Robert E. Lee.
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