Thursday, August 05, 2010

Before and After

Sometime last year I found a very old picture of my parents holding a not quite one-year-old me and posted it on Facebook and the Simply Syndicated forums. My friend and co-podcaster Karen, who holds a 9th degree black belt in Photoshop offered to try to restore it to it's original glory for me. Of course I was thrilled that she wanted to, especially given the condition of this 45-year-old photo:

Time went by, and I forgot about the picture for the most part, and when I did remember I knew that Karen had been very busy at work, and had encountered some real life speed bumps, so I just figured she would get to it when she got to it. Then, yesterday amongst many, in my mind unnecessary, apologies she sent me this wonder:

I am certain that the day this photo come out of the developing lab it didn't look this good. I am so grateful and blown away by this I haven't sufficient superlatives. I'll be sending either the file or prints of this to many in my family who will, no doubt, cherish as much, or maybe even more, than I.

Thank you so much, Karen. You are awesome!!

Marius the Giddy


kiraniumbra said...

Wow ! That's just stunningly unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

wow! that is a true gift of love. Glad you have this!

C.L.J. said...

She did a fantastic job! I'm glad to see both of your mother's eyes. That's been bugging me.

flurrious said...

She did an amazing job. And look how wholesome you all are!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful job she did! Can she photoshop Clay not to be gay???? Seriously though, she did an incredible job and it's startling to see how very much you resemble your dad, except for the hair color.

Keith said...

Wow- you all look like super-models! She is a professional quite clearly.