SUMMER 1956 – Edith Schweim with her daughters Inga (left) and Editha (middle) on the patio of a café in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the photo
This is one of very few color photos from the 1950s that I found in our family archive. It shows (from left to right): Inga (my mother), Editha (my aunt), and Edith (my grandmother.)
It was quite tricky to color correct this image. While it was technically in a good condition (only few scratches) the colors had begun to fade away. What’s more, my mother seemed to be sitting in the sunlight while her sister and her mother were protected by the yellow and red umbrella, further shifting the colors. Of course, I could have turned it into a b&w image but think this only the very last option to rescue the content.
I like the restored, color corrected image much more. It looks more realistic and more lively than the b&w image.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1956|
|Image Source||6 x 6 cm Print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2504 x 2504 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|