More from Shiloh Spinners

More from Shiloh Spinners sports day.

I have three photos from the 1950’s which show local children benefitting from Shiloh Spinners summer fun days. They were free for all the families working at the mills and often a great day out for the kids to let off steam.
As I mentioned in the first restoration and colourising, there are some really good photos of Royton’s past which I intend restoring and putting a little colour back into them. The one below is the second picture to be completed with another to follow shortly. You can read about the first one to be colourised here.
If you want some history on Shiloh Spinners you can either look up the current company but there’s not much to find on it, or you could try here at the National Archives.

Restored and colourised.

More from Shiloh Spinners c1950

The original photo.

More from Shiloh Spinners Sports Day at the Elk Mill c1950

Repair ripped photo

Repair ripped photo.

Below is a great photo of a lady in her youth and the only one she had around of herself at that age. Unfortunately it was torn in half by a freak accident with no negative available for reprint. So what do you do in this kind of situation? Give me a call of course…..
When I first looked at it for restoring I was a little dismayed as I didn’t think it would repair very well due the grain in the picture and thought maybe some little pieces may be missing. However once I made a start on it I could immediately tell it was all going to work out fine. It all snapped together quite well after some stretching, slowing the dps down on my Wacom, and a lot of patience. The hard work that followed wasn’t tiresome as I knew the result would be rewarding.
Assuming I get permission to show this on my FB account I’m going to produce a fast motion movie showing how it all came together. I’ve never made one before but have seen plenty and I think it will look pretty cool.

Completed restoration.

Photo restoration of a Royton lady.

How it arrived, the original.


Wedding photo manipulation

Wedding photo manipulation of Mum and Dad.

Perhaps not too strangely I get a lot of custom from Photographic businesses who require some kind of photo manipulation or Wedding photo manipulation. You would expect being professionals they would get it right first time but this is not the case and indeed it’s unfair to make such a statement.
Whether your doing Weddings or Artwork the customer comes first and their wishes are your command. In this instance below, the bride was very particular about no one standing on her beautiful wedding dress. Mum and Dad had to keep their distance resulting in them looking more like well-wishers than part of the group. When the photographer pointed out the gap the Bride couldn’t view the camera screen too well due to the sun reflecting on it. She approved the shot but later when viewing the proofs she was quite upset about it. This is where I came in.
I was asked could I move the couple closer to the bride before they went into printing the albums etc’. My answer was yes of course, but working on high resolution photos makes it quite a lot harder as detailed perfection is required.
The couple were moved closer, the building had to be replaced where the gent originally was standing and the trees behind had to be also included. Shadows had to be rebuilt and allowances had to be made where it was cast on the brides dress.
So this Wedding photo manipulation was not as easy as one might have thought, but it’s turned out perfectly good, clear and precise. Everyone’s a winner with this photo manipulation.

Original photo of mum and dad too far away.

Wedding photo manipulation for the bride

Wedding photo manipulation earning smiles all round.

Wedding photo manipulation completed making the bride very happy.