Sunday, November 05, 2006

A (Re)Touching Story

When Alex was at his aunt's house recently, he found this snapshot of him and his mother.

I think I've seen a total of maybe seven or eight photos of Alex as a kid, including this one. Once he hit college (and, somewhere along the line, got his own camera), more pictures were taken, but Costa Ricans on the whole don't tend to have a lot of photos of themselves and their families, especially from 20 or 30 years back. You'll see the occasional framed studio shot, or maybe a few passport-sized photos tucked into an album, but snapshots aren't that common.

So Alex borrowed it from his aunt, brought it home and scanned it. This morning he gave it to me to play with, and when I was done with it, I took it in to Quick Photo and got prints for him and Yolanda. By the end of the day, it had been added to their album.


3 comments:

The Teacher November 05, 2006 11:34 PM  

What a great picture, and you did a FANTASTIC job touching it up!! I'm very impressed!

Jennifer November 06, 2006 12:53 PM  

Thanks!

Actually, adjusting the color levels is very easy, and is what made the most dramatic difference.

The fiddly part of removing spots and speckles (like the black fly specks on his shirt) is harder, more fun, and a lot less obvious :)

lisa November 07, 2006 12:37 AM  

How cute! He looks a lot like Robin!

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