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A reworking of a great image
I really like this one.
This photo has always been a favorite of mine, wonderful image.
Nice colorizing job on this great old photo,.... :)
The original photo, ca. 1887-8, was by John C. H. Grabill.
I like it, as I do all your colorizations, but have a slight problem with one area. What is that brown coming down from the horses left front fetlock? Do you interpret it as excess hair, or could it be part of the shadow on the grass, in which case it should be green?
Thank you guys.
It is one of my favourite images as well.
Murray. What can I say? good observation. It is grass and not fetlock hair, I have now changed it on the original and wish there was some way to correct it here. Having Cowboy'd in my youth I should have spotted it and not made such a dumb mistake! I'll just say the beer made me do it!
excellent job, how did you do it
Excellent job, Gary.
My first reactions was there is only one thing I would see different and that is the chaps. His looks brand new. A little mud and manure would add authenticity. But, it is your work,,, don't take me too seriously.
I use photo shop CS5. It is very versatile and quite 'cool' when you figure it out, I am still learning.
I think in this case his chaps are quite new, as the process I use would pick up any scarring or dirt, as in the one I did; titled 1890's Cowboys. All I did here was tint. I remember wise advise when I lived in Colorado;' Introduce new gear one piece at a time, or you will look like a dude'! This has stuck with me all this time. My Wife doesn't understand my dislike for wearing new shoes with new trousers!
You make a good point there. I can recall back in the day, I knew cowboys that would drag their chaps around for awhile before wearing them. I was told that was to "soften" them up some.
There's nothing worse than looking like you just stepped out of a store! You see some old photos titled; 'cowboys' and they are all wearing new 'duds'. Obviously when dressing in the studio these 'non Cowboys' weren't given the; ' wise advice'!
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