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Tinkering With Colour

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had a bit of time today to relax so coloured a couple of nice photo's that are black & white
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White Pyramid 1972b.jpg
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Wow these are brilliant, the one from 1972 is especially fantastic! You’ve got a talent there mate!


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Not a fan of altering historical artifacts. However, your work is fantastic. How many hours did it take for was each photo?


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Fantastic work



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Superb Job!!



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Fantastic ! Thank you.



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very nicely done



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from what date is the second picture



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fn2drive wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:12 am
Not a fan of altering historical artifacts. However, your work is fantastic. How many hours did it take for was each photo?
Hi, each photo can take different amounts of time. The 1972 photo took about two hours, the 1973 photo is June 24th at Nassau took longer and I didn't get the skin tone I wanted but was more pleased with the Jumpsuit.

Thank you everyone for the kind comments, I will add some more soon.


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Good job Matt. They look absolutely fine, especially the Jacksonville shot!



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Thanks a lot. Great work.




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Matt Ashton wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:23 pm
fn2drive wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:12 am
Not a fan of altering historical artifacts. However, your work is fantastic. How many hours did it take for was each photo?
Hi, each photo can take different amounts of time. The 1972 photo took about two hours, the 1973 photo is June 24th at Nassau took longer and I didn't get the skin tone I wanted but was more pleased with the Jumpsuit.

Thank you everyone for the kind comments, I will add some more soon.
That is a heck of a commitment. Thank you responding. Extraordinary talent you have.


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I love this November look that Elvis had going on, the longer hair suits him.
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I haven't seen a good quality of this in colour, I'm sure one is out there. Not his finest moment I grant you.
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My heavens, hard to believe it's all the same person!



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fantastic job! well done!


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Wow, some fantastic work Matt! You have quite a git! I agree about the photo from Jacksonville 1972 which looks fantastic!

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One of my favourite Jumpsuits, there are not that many quality pictures of this suit. Snowflake aka Philedelphia Spectrum
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White Fireworks 1971, another of those rarely worn Jumpsuits. Somebody is holding on to some lovely clear shot of these in colour. Wish there were more.
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Matt Ashton wrote:
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I haven't seen a good quality of this in colour, I'm sure one is out there. Not his finest moment I grant you.
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Matt the ail he is phenomenal. Is you decide on the skin tone. From the B and W's i always assumed he was ghastly pale. Thx.


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fn2drive wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:07 am
Matt Ashton wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:03 pm
I haven't seen a good quality of this in colour, I'm sure one is out there. Not his finest moment I grant you.
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Matt the ail he is phenomenal. Is you decide on the skin tone. From the B and W's i always assumed he was ghastly pale. Thx.
I have always thought the black & white photos make him look worse, I added the colour to see what if any change it would make. Still looks very poorly.


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Matt Ashton wrote:
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I have always thought the black & white photos make him look worse, I added the colour to see what if any change it would make. Still looks very poorly.
You are doing a great job Matt. The challenge with photos is the angel, the lighting, the facial expression, even whether a picture is in color or not, may not catch a person at their best moment. Still, I like the color you added even to the picture in question, it does bring it alive more.

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the inner part of the wings of the bird on the Chief belt should be white.


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merry77 wrote:
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the inner part of the wings of the bird on the Chief belt should be white.
Thank you for the feedback, I'll be more vigilant next time :wink:


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Matt Ashton wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:44 am
fn2drive wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:07 am
Matt Ashton wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:03 pm
I haven't seen a good quality of this in colour, I'm sure one is out there. Not his finest moment I grant you.
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Matt the ail he is phenomenal. Is you decide on the skin tone. From the B and W's i always assumed he was ghastly pale. Thx.
I have always thought the black & white photos make him look worse, I added the colour to see what if any change it would make. Still looks very poorly.
My comment was muddled on my device. 1st the work on the Indian Feather is unreal-such attention to detail. 2nd. I have looked at that photo in BW a hundred times and never noticed he didn't/it couldn't be zippered. Your work shows that so clearly. 3rd would love to see different/more realistic skin tone. But thank you for using your gift here.


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