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Author Topic: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma  (Read 2161 times)

Offline Kerbstone

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Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« on: April 21, 2020, 09:03:15 PM »





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?

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #1 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.
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Offline Kerbstone

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 01:02:17 AM »



Thank you Margie.  This is how it might look with 2 flags.

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #3 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?


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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 10:59:30 AM »
I don't think the wall hanging in the back is a flag.
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Offline Kerbstone

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 11:42:33 PM »
Thank you Shadow and Kiska.  Maybe the family can solve the mystery.

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 11:45:57 AM »
To me it seems it is much simpler.  Just my thought.


Offline Kerbstone

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 01:48:01 PM »
Thanks for that Katreester.  Looks very good.

Offline Kerbstone

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2020, 11:29:38 PM »


Playing with levels on the base image-I still see 2 flags-arrows point to stars? Thoughts?

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #9 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.
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Margie Hayes
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Offline Kerbstone

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 09:48:34 PM »





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.

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #11 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.
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Margie Hayes
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Offline Kerbstone

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #12 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. 

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2020, 10:14:55 AM »
Kudos for trying! Is that Baileys over ice or in your coffee?  ;D 

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Re: Graduate 2 Flag dilemma
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2020, 11:00:37 AM »
Shadow, over ice :funny: