Ruthie and Family

Posted by Phil Morris (Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada) on 26 April 2017 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is the second or third time for me working on this image. It has been hard work as
there was so much grain on the faces and skin I had to work so far mostly on that part
of the picture, mostly diffusing and softening the grain so that it does not show as much
and overpower the picture. Then also I had to lighten the dark parts and skin. The back-
ground I put a heavy color on so that it covered the stains and heavy grain. I rather like
this photo just fixed like it is now. Also I never coloured the skin or even the outfits. I may
fix it more, but for now, it is possible to dream the orton effect !~


I have no date for this one, but I love it, as all Ruth's family picutres are pure gems. As
the oldest child, Ruthie always looks at ease with her siblings and so happy to be there.
A childhood family fantasy, Ruth's pictures all fall into the category of Much Loved Magic !~

STEED from D, France

This is a picture of pure Happiness,and I imagine the lot of work around for you,Phil' ....But the result's here and imagine easily the joy find the pictures this way,for the owner ...The job of a Perfectionnist ....Hat's off,Friend .

26 Apr 2017 7:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

what a lovely group photo this has turned out to be !!! Superb treatment here Phil :)))

26 Apr 2017 2:50pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An image full of life and joy. Everyone is happy here. The magic of your hand makes your skin a silk that demands a caress ... I love it. Ruthie will be happy... Hugs!

26 Apr 2017 3:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The year is probably 1957. My youngest brother was born March, 1956. A delight to have it brought to life. I have such happy memories, which come flooding back when I see this image. My heart is filled, Phil. thank you so very much for this treasure. Lots of love for your labors of love.

26 Apr 2017 3:32pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie, it was my pleasure, love to you, Phil !

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

One couldn't wish for a happier "quintet" of siblings who all appear so jovial together as to be best of friends! Great work Phil on cleaning up this image!!

26 Apr 2017 5:00pm

Colette from Alsace, France

Superbe! Un très beau souvenir!

26 Apr 2017 7:35pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

What a great family memory.

27 Apr 2017 2:09am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful work!

27 Apr 2017 3:19am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bel effet

27 Apr 2017 1:17pm

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