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Morar Andrei

Where can I restore a WW1 photo, or even colorise it?

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I'm living in Romania, Brașov county. But I'm looking for a restoration place for an old picture. Is there such a place in my county? I heard something, but I'm not sure. There may be one in Bucharest, but it's a bit far from here. Thank you!

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Nice work, Morar!  I know nothing of photo restoration, but I would guess that sicne you seem to have scanned the original to colourize it you should also be able to share it electronically with experts outside your local area.  There a number of people in France and the UK colourizing WWI photos and I know that one can do amazing things with the right software and some training and experience.  Good luck with this project!

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Also, with a bit of help from someine else and a bit if comparrison with other similar photos, I could restore the background image, which became unclear after so many years. Hope it's good!

1stBW.jpeg

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Morar

Just saw this for the first time.

I suspect, from the look of it that the background is a photographer's backdrop rather than a view of the outside, as was common at the time.  Actual outdoor photos were not very common.

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i think I got myself a new hobby. These are my first attempts in colorising

Inspecție tanc R1.png

TacamT60 paradă color.png

Prince Carol training.png

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On 22/05/2019 at 13:29, Morar Andrei said:

i think I got myself a new hobby. These are my first attempts in colorising

Inspecție tanc R1.png

TacamT60 paradă color.png

Prince Carol training.png

The then prince Carol firing a French Chauchat LMG near to him ,a french officer

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Yes, there is a French officer. I think that person was part from Henri Berthelot's French Military Mission in Romania. 

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New image completed today. Currently, I am using this hobby in order to relax after a stressful day at school, but maybe I can find a way to use these images. 

frontline_final_3.png

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I know the best restorations are made by professional restorers, but currently I can't do that because of a few reasobs:

1. Most live in other countries, and I have to use a different currency than the one in Rinania

2. I'm underage

3. Due to my age, I can't make a PayPal account and many times I do not afford the cost of a restoration. 

 

At the moment, I consider that the images I started doing can be decent, especially with a bit of help from a re-enactment specialist I'm friends with. 

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