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My most recent photo colorization - Omaha Beach landing

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by marinamaral, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. marinamaral

    marinamaral New Member

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    Hey guys! I'm a digital artist who works with photo colorization&restoration and I want to share with you my most recent finished work. WW2 is one of my favorite subjects to discuss, learn and bring back to life through my work, so I hope you like it. Here you can see my portfolio: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132844921@N08/

    If you guys have any photograph you would like to see restored and/or in color, I accept comissions! Feel free to send me a message! :)

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  2. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Usually I'm not a fan of colorizations (most are very poorly done), but that is a nice one. Nice work.
     
  3. McCabe

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    Very well done!
     
  4. marinamaral

    marinamaral New Member

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    I'm really glad you like it. Thank you!
     
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    marinamaral New Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
  6. Poppy

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    Yes, very good.
    How many hours would it take you to transform the picture to this quality?
     
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    Fantastic. I know absolutely zilch about digital photography or color restoration. How on earth do you dignose or illuminate the original color scheme?
     
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    It depends on the photo.... This one was around 5-6 hours..
     
  9. marinamaral

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    I always take some minutes to do my research before start to apply the colors. I have a photo reference for the uniform, another for the sky, sea, beach, pebbles, acessories, etc... It takes a long time. The most difficult part for me is to identify the uniforms. :)
     
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    If you guys have any photograph you would like to see restored and/or in color, I accept comissions! Feel free to send me a message! :)
     
  11. rkline56

    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5

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    Interesting goggles on the one soldier, would have been great for the sea spray, sun and battlefield dust but a hindrance to the peripheral vision a lot. Great colorization work.
     
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    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Very well done. Congrats!
     
  13. Terry D

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    A great piece, thanks for posting.

    One quibble, though. There were a lot of dead men in the water, so a little red might be in order. Keep up the good work.
     
  14. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Welcome to the forum!

    You might find a bit of work in Restoration of damaged photos too.
     
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    Yes, indeed it would, especially since it is neither a New Zealand or an Imperial War Museum photo. It is U.S. Army Signal Corps photo ETO-HQ-44-5060 (SC195060). The still photo was taken by Private Louis Weintraub of the 163d Signal Corps Photo Company on 12 June 1944. There is also a film sequence taken at the same time by Walter Rosenblum. It is usually attributed as being on D-Day, but it is not (I made the same mistake in my book Cracking Hitler's Atlantic Wall).
     
  17. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy WW2|ORG Editor

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    I second the sentiments above about colorizing photos, but I think you did a rather good job with that photo in the first post.

    I have a photo or two that are near and dear to my heart as I knew the subject well. Would you like to take a stab at one of mine?
     
  18. lwd

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    Should this be moved to a sub forum where it may be found more readily? Art of War or perhaps one of campaign specific sub forums?

    Looks really good by the way.
     

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