The first One Four week of January! One Four Challenge is set by Robyn (of Captivate Me), and is all about processing an image 4 different ways over 4 weeks.
For January, I have chosen an image that is redolent of early holidays in Cornwall in the very early 1960s….as I would only have been about 2-3 years old, it wasn’t actually taken by me! I suspect my father took it, but it might have been my mother. So in memory of my late parents, I thought I would post this image. It was probably taken with a Kodak Retinette..both parents had one, and they had rather a nice Schneider lens.
I think the image has potential, with the yacht, the dimpled sand, and the bucket. All I have done this first week is scan the faded image in, boost levels and saturation a little, and a slight crop. I have made no attempt to remove the grain/noise as I know from previous attempts it has rarely been successful, and besides which I think it gives a definite suggestion of age. The film was in a Boots mount – so perhaps it was their film? No idea.
I would like to boost the colour of that bucket in the foreground, so I will need to have more of a play with the Software I have…hope I have time!
Anyway, enough of the rambling, here it is: