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Photo restoration and colorization of a evening picnic at Huntington Beach. 

 This photo provided quite a few challenges. Since the photo was taken at night, it was somewhat difficult to work with. To avoid a “flat” looking colorization, the color opacity must be adjusted accordingly with the shadows. Sometimes lowering the saturation in the shadowed areas will provide a decent result, but this photo required a bit more work to pull it off.

Another challenge in this photo was achieving the lighting from the fire. With the help of multiple vivid light layers and some creative trial and error, I was able to reach a result that I was satisfied with.

Let me know what you think. More of my work can be seen at my website Metacolor

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