Recently an old girlfriend got in touch with me after 25 years...found me through my website and called...just to say hello. Weird. BUT, she told me she had found a transparency that I had done of her about 26 years ago...I asked her to have it scanned and send me a digital file. Well, I got it today, and of course, it had seen the ravages of time...scratched, emulsion flaking off...obviously not archivally stored.
All I did to this in photoshop was clean up the scan. I did no exposure tinkering, or sharpening...nothing...re-sized it for web and cleaned up (took 1 1/2 hours to clean it up).
If I recall, this was a Fuji slide film...(had to be...I switched to Fuji from Kodak in the 1972). The image was made during golden hour in our apartment...I opened the blinds, had her put on the kimono, and matched the shadow stripes to the kimono stripes as best I could. The rest is that glorious light from around dusk, this gorgeous woman and my Nikon FM2 and 105mm F2...possibly a cross screen filter, but I tend to doubt it.
Through the magic of Photoshop I now have a usable image for my portfolio, and she gets a good print of a favorite photograph.
I can't believe this photo is older than three-quarters of the posters on this forum (smile), and pre-dates the 'net by15 years. God, Im getting old...
Hope you like it...