This photo was also colored for the Museum of the Cape Fear. The photo depicts two servants who worked for the Poe family and one of the daughters of E.A. Poe. Because it is a low quality photo, some portions of the photo were hard to color because I wasn’t sure what I was looking at. For instance, I couldn’t tell for sure if the servant on the left was holding something in her right hand or if what I thought she was holding was actually part of the wood from the deck in the background. The tree on the other side of the fence was hard to color too because it was hard to tell what was part of the tree and what was part of a crease in the photo.
On the other hand though, it actually wasn’t all that difficult to color. Because of the poor quality of the photo, I didn’t have to pay as much attention to detail as I usually do because the details aren’t that clear anyway. Usually the most difficult and time consuming part of coloring a photo is trying to “stay in the lines” while coloring it, but the “lines” here were so fuzzy that I didn’t have to worry about that as much.
After coloring, I also used a filter on Ribbet.com (I think the filter was called Fiji) that I thought gave it a more vintage colored look. I also did another version where I faded the colors out a bit.