Friday, October 23, 2015
I'm still in the process of rescanning some old red/pink slides in the hopes that a new scanner and improved Photoshop skills will yield better results. Sometimes the improvement is not very noticeable (I'm not sure if I will even bother to post those), but I have also had some that turned out very nice!
Some of you may remember this photo of the Astro Jets from 1959 (originally posted in September, 2006). It's not terrible, but there is still a lot of magenta remaining, and everything looks generally kind of murky and dark.
Here is the rescan & restoration. I think it looks a lot better! The sky is actually blue, and the shadows haven't gone so black. I was very happy with the way this one looks.
Here's another one (from 1961 - originally posted August, 2007) that looks like it was taken on the smoggiest day ever. There's just a lot of yellow and brownish yuck all over.
And here's take two. It's still a little bit funky in places, but I think it's a big improvement. Once again we have the Astro Jets, along with the Flight Circle, the Rocket to the Moon, and in the distance, some yellow and white construction walls for the Flying Saucers, which would open in August of 1961.
Are you guys enjoying seeing these? Or are they a snooze? Let me know!