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Tinted Postcard. 1918 Pentwater, Michigan.

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    Posted 2 years ago

    SpiritBear
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    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.

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Wonderful!
    2. buckethead, 2 years ago
      Nice Job SpiritBear - I know I certainly wouldn't have the patience :)
    3. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Well done indeed, You should drive up there and maybe even find the spot, I think it's only 50 miles or so.
    4. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Thank you, Post Card Collector.

      Buckethead, it all depends on your will to do it.

      Political Pinbacks, my new friend I mentioned in email lives near there I think. He might know of it.

      I cannot get the sky-colour, though. Not sure why? I've tried, but I never attain it.
    5. iggy iggy, 2 years ago
      Nice! I believe I have been thru Pentwater before.
    6. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Was it nice?
    7. iggy iggy, 2 years ago
      It was long ago and we only drove thru town. But what I remember it seemed pretty nice.

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