I LOVE this darling little photo of my Grandpa from 1931. I love his happy smile, that jaunty tie, and the cute little tip of his ankle. I’ve seen this photo in several places – my dad’s Book of Remembrance created by his mother, my Grandma’s Book of Remembrance, and in bundles of favorite photos that my Grandma made copies of for loved ones. This is a well known photo for me.
I was sooooo delighted to find the original of this precious photo. The color difference was a bit hard for me to adjust to. So I played with a few filters in Photoshop. Which do you like best?
The original – there is some discoloration seen throughout the photo.
This filter is called “Black and White Beauty”.
This filter is called “Pioneer Woman Black & White”.
This filter is called “Lovely and Ethereal”.
I don’t normally use photo filters on old family photos. But something about the state of this photo seemed to call for a little editing. Which do you like best? How do you feel about filters and old family photos? Are you a photo purist? I like to edit out scratches, tears, dust, and other damage, but I usually leave the color alone, unless it is orange from an old magnetic album. The orange is too much for me to leave alone.
Happy Thursday, I hope you make a delightful photo discovery today!
All filters are courtesy of the Pioneer Woman and can be found here.
ps – You may have noticed my absence in reading, commenting, and responding these last few weeks. I have been on a WILD and rewarding DNA ride that I hope to be able to tell you all about one day. Let’s just say, when they warn you that when you DNA test you might find a family secret – well, I can now attest to that being completely true.