While everyone has been watching the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup, I've been busy restoring old photos. Anthony brought me this wonderful aerial photo of his family's batch up in the Bay of Islands in the Northland. It is a large print mounted on to cardboard and was badly faded and discoloured through sun exposure and time. Using a number of various curves adjustment layers in Photoshop I was able to carefully bring back the colour and restore contrast. A moderate amount of cloning and healing brush work was needed to clean up the small blemishes to complete the restoration.
It is quiet an eery scene with a stormy looking sky. Anthony tells me that the land is now covered in wild bush. Just goes to show that it doesn't take long for nature to reclaim what is hers.
I am a professional Photographer and Photo Restoration Artist. I am very passionate about importance of photographs. They have a very personal nature and an ability to provide a window to the past. Please see more examples of my work at www.pixelfix.co.nz