Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Retouching and blowing WAY WAY up.

I got a phone call the other day from an elderly lady who came by my home. She had seen some images that I took and printed in metallic for my brother and sister-in-law, one 20x24" and one 20x20", as a Christmas present.

As the conversation goes on I find out she has seven images she wants blown up like the ones she just saw. When I got the images I found out that they were tiny: most were 2x3" and the biggest of them was a 3x5". Not exactly a lot of info to start working with there. Pretty much really made me laugh at first. I took a deep breath and began thinking through how I could do this.

Turns out it was pretty simple really. . . okay, it took me all day . . . and a couple late nights. But it was a fun project. The two images I'm showing you here date back to 1948. When I blew them up so they could be printed at 24x30" it revealed a ton of scratches and holes. It took a lot to make the images look like they probably did roughly 52 years ago . . . but the results were something amazing. :)


For reference . . . I took this picture of the originals next to my laptop keyboard.

She actually ended up ordering them 24x30" in Metallic.

This one she also ordered 24x30" in Metallic.

Signing off for today. God bless your socks off,

Capture. Create. Discover.
Something Amazing!

Britton Felber | |


  1. Way cool! Nice retouch work...definitely Something Amazing. :)

  2. I'm lovin' it! That's really awesome. :D If I were born in the 1800s and only had little 2x3s left I'd have you do them, that's for sure!

  3. I would like to see the before and after shots- the original scans. It would be interesting to see how much work was done on them. Truly amazing results you got there.