Monday, February 16, 2015

Saving Historical Images

Some of our most interesting and gratifying work comes through helping people save images that are found with damage and decay.  To help bring these images back to life is one of our favorite things. There is always a story to go along with the photo and that keeps it personal for us.  The relationships our work brings is the best thing about our shop, hands down.

Here is a little before and after that really doesn't completely tell the story of how far gone this photo was.....mold spots, curled from water damage and almost black.  Some painstaking time at the computer removed all the the damage without obscuring the facial features and reprinted on archival rag paper it will last for several generations to come to keep the family history alive!
I can't say enough about the skill level of our photo therapists, Angela and Jeanna.  They are real pros!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Day In Red Rock Canyon, NV

I had an opportunity to take my camera along on our recent trip to Las Vegas to attend the West Coast Art and Framing Show.  I took a landscape photography and printing class taught by Hal Schmitt of LIGHT Photographic Workshops.  About 30 participants took the short trip out to Red Rock Canyon and we were surprised to have some beautiful clouds to add to the interest of the rugged landscape.

I took lots of pictures that morning but shot a quick panorama of this vista, stitched it together when I got home and sent it back to Hal to show him what I had done.  He liked it and said with my permission he would like to enter it into the photo contest that Canon was sponsoring for the show.  I just got the call today that my image was selected as the winner! I will be receiving a new Canon Pixma ink jet printer!  Isn't it fun to win at anything?
Thanks Hal for the opportunity to get out and shoot!

South Hill Gallery, Ltd.

South Hill Gallery, Ltd.
Art and Custom Framing since 1977