Posted 3 years ago
Here's a fully-coloured postcard all done by hand of Pentwater, Michigan. Postmarked in 1918. Typical muted colours present on the earliest tinted photos, as they were just that-- tinted.
From the sky to the hills, the trees to the buildings, the river to the train.... everything was slowly and painstakingly tinted by hand.
While some areas were over-tinted, and there is some mess-up, this is typical of amateur tinted photos. You can't exactly erase. LOL.
And since this is the first photo I've brought from greyscale to colour, I think I did pretty well using a free editing program. LOL.
Not sure if I got any shades right, as unlike actually hand-tinted photographs, the artist made notes of colours and shades for most things. I've never been to Pentwater, so.... My representation.
I will likely do this again in the future, albeit it's slow and annoying work.