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Photograph fettling
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:49:42 PM »
Another family photograph , in fact a very poor old photocopy of a photograph , could any of our resident geniuses please have a quick look as to whether this could be improved on ? I would much appreciate it if someone could . 1929 by the way
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 04:33:27 PM »
Not easy to do anything with a photocopy.  Automatic and easy settings can improve it a bit but much better if the original is a real photo.  Then, there is a lot of hidden tone that can be played with.

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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 07:34:05 PM »
Thanks Barry , the hunt is on for the original , we wonder why it was ever copied and so badly so many years ago .
The photo could be quite interesting on a local history point . The photo is titled Woodchurch Road widening , June 16th 1929 . In July and August 1929 the world scout jamboree was at Arrowe park with 30,000 scouts and 300,000 visitors , previously the area had been very rural with a poor road and this , now main commuter route to the motorway , was obviously not deemed up to the job and so was widened and properly surfaced by great grandad . By 1931 he and his sons had bought those three brand new cars and I think business was on the up 😏
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 08:21:51 PM »
I enjoyed having a play about with it regardless.
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 08:57:57 PM »
Nice one Malcolm 😏 I think that sign writing on the tank is clearer and clearer
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 07:56:01 AM »
Is that a traction engine/steam roller behind them?
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 05:10:54 PM »
Steam roller they had a few , the later ones I have the logbooks to . You've seen their first
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 08:23:45 PM »
These are just some of the Rollers logbooks and a photo of a 1942 GREEN Roller , who is to say they arent three wheelers - I'll flatten them
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 08:04:52 AM »
Stick a small beach hut on it and you have a Cabinroller.
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Re: Photograph fettling
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 08:41:28 AM »
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