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Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan.

“Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice.”
― Charles Bukowski, Women

I met this woman in Pushkar, India and we hung out for a while. Captured on film and scanned.
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Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan,

Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan.

“India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.”
― Shashi Tharoor

India is, without a doubt and without comparison, the noisiest and dirtiest country I’ve ever visited. Pushkar, were this photo was taken, was relatively quiet though.
My response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special post.

Thursday’s Special

Thursday’s Special

The Grandfather & The Child

I got this old scanned photo from the 1970’s. The photo had a lot of scratches, light and time has taken it’s toll on the colors, plus the scan wasn’t very good in the first place – it had these little spots, gatherings of pixels here and there, that seemed to have met up for random parties at random places throughout the photo. I didn’t feel like deleting the photo, because the scene is timeless and I think that it has some interesting photographic qualities.

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Besides, Rosh HaShana – the Jewish New Year – is coming up (year 5775 will begin at sunset on 24 September 2014) so, I figured that this would be a nice gift to one of my contacts in Israel. While this is being written the photo is in the process of being printed on canvas, size 30x40cm (this post was scheduled and written two weeks before being published).

Here’s a small preview of the original photo:
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Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru’ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]). Source: hebcal.com

!שנה טובה ומתוקה לכולם

1970’s Ford from the Family Album

Here’s a quick scan & restore of another old family photo. I followed the same recipe like before, but I also added a levels layer for the car color & a brightness/contrast layer for the windshield. I believe the car is a 1970’s Ford Transit. 

Added levels layer for the car color & brightness/contrast layer for the windshield.

Added levels layer for the car color & brightness/contrast layer for the windshield.

Original photo, scanned from our family album.

Original photo, scanned from our family album.

If you want the full tutorial on how to restore your old photos, follow this link:

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/tutorial-restore-scanned-photos-in-photoshop/

Enjoying ice cream – scanned and restored photo

I’ve started to restore some old family photos that I’ve scanned. The saturation is corrupted in some of the images, many of them have scratches and some are discolored. A few of them even suffer from all of the above!

Old photo after scan.

Original photo after scan.

It can be time-consuming to scan your old photos, especially if the photos are very damaged and you want to restore them. I was working on this photo last night and here’s a very short summary of what I did with this photo:

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