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Author Topic: Article on photo restoration in NY Times  (Read 14138 times)

Offline phischer

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Re: Article on photo restoration in NY Times
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2007, 10:58:07 PM »
not sure if you checked out the phojoe site's restoration gallery... some are pretty good.. others... ehhh..

I think the age progression/regression gallery is pretty creepy. I'm not too sure how I feel about people who've lost a child paying to get a picture of what their child would've looked like. I guess it's something that parents may always think about, but the idea that someone is making money off of that is a little troubling to me. Regular price $199, but act now, the $99 sale only lasts until the 20th!

And some of those baby regression photos are just laughable.

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Re: Article on photo restoration in NY Times
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2007, 11:01:53 PM »
Kerry, you're wise to want to spend as much time with your kids as you can.  My "baby" boy is 38, and it doesn't seem that long ago that he was just a little guy.  I saw a woman and little boy in a car behind me in my rear view mirror this morning and got a lump in my throat, because they were chatting up a storm, which is what Kevin and I always did.  We still do when we get the chance.

Your huge project sounds awesome!  Not only does the restoration sound fascinating, your work will be around for a very long time.  And I'd wager you'll get more business than you can handle because of your accomplishment.  I'd be very proud!  I'd love to see a photo of the monument.  When is it expected to be complete?

The restorations-for-chiropractic business is great.  I didn't realize it, but when I fell about 13 years ago and fractured my back, I also messed up my neck.  Have been having horrendous headaches for years.  This miracle woman chiropractor is turning me into a new person.  No more missed weekends spent drugged up because of severe head pain, better posture, just a general feeling of well-being.  Amazing stuff.  Hubby's been going to her partner for over 30 years because of severe injuries from a chopper crash in Viet Nam, and he swears that his chiropractor is the only reason he's still ambulatory.  Now I can believe it!

John -- I checked out the phojoe web site, and I totally agree that some of the restorations are gorgeous and some are just so-so.  What it brings home is how the slightest deviation in shape or shading can completely change a person's looks.  I'm experiencing this as I work on our restorations, but it's comforting, in a way, to know that even the "pros" don't always hit it right on the money.  I'm beginning to think we can compare what we do to ROCKET SCIENCE!  It's tough!  I wouldn't do it if it weren't for the huge salary and generous benefits!

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What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pine

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Re: Article on photo restoration in NY Times
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2007, 02:25:29 AM »
I agree some of those restorations on that site are very good. Some just look odd like the partial one of the girl in the graduation gown. I played with it out of curiosity and got a very different looking pic.
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Re: Article on photo restoration in NY Times
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2007, 07:25:27 AM »
For $39, I am tempting to send the one I am working on to Ph(ojo)e.

I also wanted to send one of my childhood pictures for age progression and compare that to me now. But I am too cheap to splurge that $99.
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Re: Article on photo restoration in NY Times
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2007, 09:41:35 AM »
Chen, good thing you didn't!  Imagine getting your progression picture back looking totally not like yourself, how traumatic!    ;)

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