1910 – A young lady poses in an armchair for the photographer. Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Every once in a while I share photos from our family archive. Here’s a 1910 photo a beautiful young lady of maybe 20 years as she sits in an armchair posing for the photographer.
This image challenged my editing skills as the original print is in a terrible condition (see color calibrated scan below.) It has faded a lot. There are many color stains and countless little specks all over the print. One small portion at the armrest was even missing. The overall exposure was okay, though, and better than what I’ve seen before from this photographer.
I tried to restored the image to come as closely as possible to the (perceived) intent of the photographer. Today, it’s a nice 21 Megapixel image that can hopefully survive the next centuries, somewhere.
In case you are wondering how the print looked before the editing, i.e. now – here’s the calibrated scan:
The high resolution image
|Image Source||8 x 11.5 cm black & white print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3881 x 5402 Pixels|
|Copyright||Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|