Photo restoration project: like father like son
I have recently completed a photo restoration project as a gift for my Mother-in-Law. I think she was pleased with it as she burst into tears when she saw it. The photo was of her Father who died when she was in her early twenties, just a year or two after having her first son. She was very close to her Father as she had lost her Mother was she was only nine. The photo is the only one she has of him and it pictures him with her eldest son on his lap. The photo was small, faded and not very good quality. I started by taking a photograph of the original photo, then using my Adobe Photoshop software I cleaned the photo up, sharpened it, increased the contrast and added some tints of colour. Here are the before and after photos. One of the reasons we all love this photo is because her eldest son (the young boy in the photo) now has a son of his own, about the same age as he was when the photo was taken – and they look absolutely identical.