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Title: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on April 21, 2020, 09:03:15 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/KkwqqPtz/graduate2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkwqqPtz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/F7cq6BWQ/orignal.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F7cq6BWQ)

Before I proceed or restart with the image I wondered if you see a Flag also?  Are there 2 flags?  The stars seem to be on the right and the stripes to the left which goes against flag etiquette.  How do you think I should proceed?
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Mhayes on April 22, 2020, 12:11:53 AM
For sure on the the big one, but I'm not sure about the one on the wall. I will see if I can find out more information from the family, but not sure how soon I can find out. Plus, this appears to be a pretty old photo, so they might not remember.  I will let others weigh in on this one.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on April 22, 2020, 01:02:17 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/zHSwgndQ/graduate2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zHSwgndQ)

Thank you Margie.  This is how it might look with 2 flags.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Shadow on April 22, 2020, 10:33:25 AM
First, a hearty welcome to the forum! You are so brave. Think you are right about the stars being on the left. Wonder if that might just be a dark drape?
(https://i.postimg.cc/yWbD65N3/Untitled-2020-04-22-Grad.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yWbD65N3)
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: kiska on April 22, 2020, 10:59:30 AM
I don't think the wall hanging in the back is a flag.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on April 22, 2020, 11:42:33 PM
Thank you Shadow and Kiska.  Maybe the family can solve the mystery.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Katreester on April 23, 2020, 11:45:57 AM
To me it seems it is much simpler.  Just my thought.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ftjkXNpX/simpler.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftjkXNpX)
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on April 23, 2020, 01:48:01 PM
Thanks for that Katreester.  Looks very good.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on April 28, 2020, 11:29:38 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/MfWRYR88/graduate2a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfWRYR88)
Playing with levels on the base image-I still see 2 flags-arrows point to stars? Thoughts?
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Mhayes on April 28, 2020, 11:52:24 PM
Still don't have a definite answer for you on the background. What I do think is the part with the stars is behind the min and it looks like some strips from those. I would be tempted on whatever is behind the graduate to take it and blur it. That way it doesn't become something we don't know for sure what it is. This photo is really close to being a non-restore and since we are low on photos, take your time but don't get discouraged.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on May 01, 2020, 09:48:34 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/9r6q9yVq/graduate2a.png) (https://postimg.cc/9r6q9yVq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8fsrRHjL/graduate2b.png) (https://postimg.cc/8fsrRHjL)

This is what I've come up with to date.  Do any of you have any ideas for improvement.  I think it will return to the gallery as it's probably too difficult for me.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Mhayes on May 02, 2020, 10:01:06 PM
If this was my photo, I would probably be drinking about now. The main focus is the woman and there is so much to fix I say do the best you can and send it back. Sometimes photos are just too far gone. Sorry I'm not more encouraging.
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on May 02, 2020, 10:38:55 PM
I sent her back to the Gallery for someone else to try Margie (after a bottle of Baileys. LOL) but it was good practice. 
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Shadow on May 04, 2020, 10:14:55 AM
Kudos for trying! Is that Baileys over ice or in your coffee?  ;D 
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Kerbstone on May 04, 2020, 11:00:37 AM
Shadow, over ice :funny:
Title: Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
Post by: Shadow on May 04, 2020, 12:31:56 PM
Delish. Even more sinful  ...   ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VdDvtLMD/2020-05-04-Baileys.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VdDvtLMD)