Desmond Family Portrait

Uploaded: December 15, 2006

Description

This portrait was originally shot in 1932 and upon the passing of the sister on the right, my friends asked me to restore the photo. Sun and water damaged, but still in the original framing, this was quite a project! But after restoration and recomposition, the original work once again revealed itself! I was especially inspired by the idea of carrying the torch for one of my forebears, long since gone, but who paved the way for all of us today!

To be able to preserve this family treasure fo

Comments

Chastity Abbott December 15, 2006

I love the tones and the captures from each one!!! You did one amazing job on restoring!!!!! What an awesome gift to give to the family, as I am sure it is a treasure to forever hold!!!! AWESOME WORK!!!!! #572667

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks Chastity...thought you might enjoy seeing a photo of Don Desmond, my friend who recently played at one of my exhibits. This was shot at Cheesburger in Paradise...hope this works :)

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Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks Chastity...thought you might enjoy seeing a photo of Don Desmond, my friend who recently played at one of my exhibits. This was shot at Cheesburger in Paradise...hope this works :)

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Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 15, 2006

Wonderful restoration, Candice!!! Super image!!!!! ^.^ Kitty #3704976

Z. Banu December 15, 2006

Very Beautiful potrait and so wonderful tones I like it so great inspiration and potrait of Don is great well done Candice.keep it up. Best wishes #3705066

Lorraine A. Cook December 15, 2006

Are the far two pictured twins, Candice?

This is a beautifully restored family keepsake, my friend!<:))

I'm not familiar with restoration but years ago I took old photos and made them into a slide presentation (for a friend whose parents were celebrating their 50 Wedding Anniversary) using various filters to give the slides/images an 'old feel'. That was back in the days when I used an SLR and had a darkroom in the basement. #3705085

Mary N C. Taitt December 15, 2006

Fabulous Restoration job, Candice! WOW! Beautiful, nice work! Mary :-D #3705118

Robert R. Goodman level-addict December 15, 2006

Bravo my friend,Bravo.This is absolutely beautiful.It's make me want to stop looking forward,and take a look back.Outstanding job Candice!!!!!! #3705201

Melissa G. Meiselman December 15, 2006

Incredible restoration and wonderful picture of your family long ago. You have brought up terrific detals and wonderful tones of black, white and gray, Candice!!! #3705237

Michelle R. Kovach December 15, 2006

What a wonderful treasure you have recreated for them! Nicely done on the restoration Candice! #3705290

Nina Shields level-addict December 15, 2006

Candice, what a gift you've given this family, a treasured keepsake and connection with the past; your Dad would be very proud of you! #3705314

Tammy Scott level-classic December 15, 2006

What a beautiful treasure you have given this family. I know they love it. #3705437

Jenny Bosmans December 15, 2006

I agree with Tammy, Candice...this is a real treasure...wonderful and beautiful portrait and restoration work! :) #3705452

Kate Jackson level-classic December 15, 2006

Great job ccc! Very impressive indeed! What a wonderful gift for the family. #3705471

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic December 15, 2006

Beautiful job with restoring this picture!!! I am sure they were very pleased!!!!! #3705542

Laura Clay-Ballard December 15, 2006

wow! fantastic restoration! Beautiful! #3705568

Stanley J. Contrades December 15, 2006

Impeccable work on this restoration, Candice, and work to be very proud of! This will be treasured for years to come!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3705634

Shirley L. Carpenter December 15, 2006

WOW!! Wonderful work Candice!! #3705690

April Todd December 15, 2006

Can't even imagine how much time and talent this took to restore, it looks amazing! I love everything about it, great work! #3705744

Hendrik Storme December 15, 2006

Excellent work Candice! Wonderful!!! #3705829

Kaye Burazin December 15, 2006

That's how I got interested in photography, I started out restoring old photos for friends at work. Very tedious work, but my, so rewarding especially when that would be the only decent photograph someone had of a loved one. What a wonderful job you have done and what a wonderful gift. #3705899

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks everyone, very much, the appreciation of the family was thanks enough for me...but I sure enjoyed your comments too :) Happy Holiday to all of you!!!

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Melissa A. Mannon December 15, 2006

great job! I'm sure they are thrilled! #3706009

Anita Hogue December 15, 2006

Oh, WOW, this brought a tear to my eyes! FABULOUS!!!!! gorgeous memories! #3706050

John Connolly December 15, 2006

Wonderful restoration work, and a great achievement Candice. Well done! #3706109

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 15, 2006

What a beautiful gift to the family and super work, Candice! #3706175

Carol Sawyer December 15, 2006

Beautiful restoration work and great gift to the family , Candice!! #3706341

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks so much for your lovely comments! Merry Christmas!

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Kathy Reeves December 15, 2006

Beautiful family, image and fantastic restoration!! #3706441

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks, Kathy!

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Bill Wyatt December 15, 2006

This is wonderful, what a terrific labor of love! #3706477

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks, Bill!

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Dan E. December 15, 2006

Outstanding restoration job Candice #3706610

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks, Dan!

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Denise M. Snyder December 15, 2006

Beautiful work on this Candice!! #3706721

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks, Denise!

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Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 15, 2006

Wonderful restoration piece Candice, well done! #3706882

Kenneth Mucke December 15, 2006

BRAVO ccc....you did a masterful job in restoring this image....They are going to LOVE it.... #3707117

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 15, 2006

What a wonderful gift Candice!! This is beautifully done!! <>< #3707126

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks Claudia, Kenneth and Nancy! Have a great weekend!

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Cassie L. Woodlee December 15, 2006

WOW amazing restoration, Love it!!!! #3707146

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Thanks, Cassie!

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Paul G Slate December 16, 2006

This is stunning great job! I like the way the photographer had them looking of into the distance! this is realy beautiful! thank you for sharing your work! #3707844

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 16, 2006

Wonderful restoration, this surely will be their most treasure gift that you have lovingly prepared!
Great job!

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Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 16, 2006

Thanks Paul & Jo Ann...have a great day!

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