I’ve been quiet the last few weeks because our family went on an inspiring family trip to Hamburg, Paris, and Rome. Many people told me, “take lots of pictures”. That is a silly thing to say to me. But in addition to taking lots of pictures I also journaled the events of our memory filled trip.
I wrote in my journal as the trip went along and wrote about the hits and misses on the food we ordered. “Wes and Cheryl were trying to play it safe and order something with beef. It wasn’t until the dish was served that we remembered that beef tartar is finely cut raw beef steak. They both struggled to choke it down.”
I also wrote about our experiences with new forms of travel. “The doors on the Paris Metro are reminiscent of the guillotine that was once a popular form of correction. Our first try on the Metro was painful, at least for Aspen. When the doors closed she had half of one arm, and elbow of the other arm, and her suitcase one half in the train when it was ready to leave the station.”
My digital photo books always have lots of text in them to go with the lots of photos. I also kept lots of memorabilia that I will scan in: bottle labels, ticket stubs, coins, a unique ice cream spoon, sand, stones, and bark.
While on the metro in Paris I saw that Leave A Legacy has some competition. The photo shows an advertisement poster in our metro car.
A recent interesting project that came into Leave A Legacy was a lady who was working on a shadow box honoring her husband’s football career. He passed away a few years ago but he had kept quite a scrapbook of his football career from high school through college and the pros. She just needed our help to reprint a few photos in just the right size. The shadow box will ultimately contain these photos and the 2 jerseys from his college and professional football career. We can’t show you a photo of it as she would like to keep it private, but we thought it might give you a good idea for preserving your family memories.
Options abound for modifying or repairing your photo and video memories. You may want to have someone removed from an image, be it a former girlfriend, husband or a stranger lurking in the background. This can be more easily done with a still photo of course.
I once replaced an ex-boyfriend with a bush in a large family photo. We even modified the images from an old 8mm movie film. The client was fortunate that the unwanted individual was on the edge of the frame. We made clips at the beginning and end of where he appeared and then adjusted that segment over to the right which cut him off and left the rest of the people showing.
The image at right is of a photo of a car that was identical to our client,
Tom’s, first car. Unfortunately the photo that he brought in had someone sitting in his car! Using Photoshop we were able to extricate the unwanted individual and we reprinted the image for him to treasure in his home office.
When unwanted individuals are present in the background of your precious photo we can use burning tools to darken the background and make them less noticeable or if you want to be transported elsewhere we can cut you out and put a totally different background behind you.
The sample at right is actually made from 3 photos.
The man, woman, and background came from 3 separate photos. The client was a very friendly German who lives up in the mountains west of us in Colorado. He is the man in the photo (taken several years ago). His appearance has changed in the years since as he is now well weathered with a big bushy black and grey beard. The lady is a lady friend of his from long ago in Germany. He brought the photos in since he had recently reconnected with her and wanted to create a photo to remember their long ago beginnings. Some color and texture effects were added to make the three images blend together better.
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