Sunday, April 17, 2016

FAMILY ALBUM : Annie Elizabeth Burnett


ANNIE ELIZABETH BURNETT (MOORE) 
February 1903 - March 1980

This image is based on a rather grainy and somewhat over-vibrant colour slide taken by myself in the early 1970s. Somehow the loud wallpaper in the background drowned out all the facial character and it was a photograph begging to be simplified. The delight of modern digital techniques is that you can travel back in time and retake the photo you wish you had taken forty or so years ago.

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  1. Lovely, and it does look authentic. You are already v competent with your new software. I've hardly had time to play yet.

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    1. You recognised the unmistakeable footprint of Silver Efex Pro 2 (I think) immediately.

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  2. What are you using to achieve yout treasures?

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    1. See above Heidrun (and the filters are free from Google)

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  3. Excellent portrait.

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  4. This lady was my favorite aunty. She had a mischievous sense of humor and the hilarious stories of her exploits could fill a book. One of the best related to the blackouts during the Second World War. She was the regular guest at parties held at the rather grand home of some friends. Desperate for a pee, she managed to find her way to the toilet in the dark. She opened the door, pulled down her knickers and sat down….on a man’s knee!

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    1. Yes, I remember that story well. Do you remember Uncle Wilf's funeral when she got the giggles?

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  5. This is just how I remember Auntie Annie.

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    1. Somehow the combination of original photo and new filters seems to have caught the essence of Auntie Annie.

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