Lincoln Assassination Co-Conspirator Lewis Payne Colorized

This is a old black and white photo I colorized of Lincoln assassination co-conspirator Lewis Payne. In this photo he was being held in federal custody prior to his execution in 1865. As Lincoln was being killed at the Ford Theater, Payne, an Alabama native and Confederate veteran, entered the bedroom of Secretary of State…

Leopold III Colorized – Crown Prince Of Belgium Colorization

Ive really been enjoying “The Commons” on Flickr. Its a series of photo-streams of archived public photos and museums and universities that ask for help tagging and identifying subjects in the photo. Its really great for someone like me who colorizes and restores old photos because they are all public domain and there is no…

Colorization of Children In The River

Whew, this one took awhile! Not only was there a great amount of detail in this old black and white photo, but the sky fell through the trees in very small areas and took forever to colorize.    I pulled this photo from Flikr Commons, which is a free public archive of old photographs.I am…

Union General And Officers Colorized by Request

  I ran into this amazing black and white photo on reddit that belonged to /u/ZeroHourHero.  ZeroHourHero recently found out that one of his ancestors was a union general and was requesting for someone to colorize the photo. I have been slammed with personal requests but I couldn’t pass up this photo.   The clarity is…

Coal Miner And Wife Colorized, 1938

  I colorized this black and white photo because I wanted to see how I could work with the dirt and soot on the coal miners face. I created a piercing blue eye color using three layers, two soft and one vivid light. I did this because I love the look of a dirty and…

Young Man Watching MLK Jrs Speech Colorized

Damn. I wish I had found this photo three weeks ago, it would have been great to post for Martin Luther King Jr holiday. I was drawn to this photo because it was powerful, but also because of the reflection in the sunglasses.     Reflections have become a fun challenge for me lately. I have…

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War Is Hell-Colorization of Unknown Vietnam Soldier

  This photo of a unknown Vietnam soldier  was taken by the  late Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Horst Faas. The  American soldier  was of the 173rd Airborne Brigade from what I have read but little else is known.  I stumbled across it and thought it would be a good image to colorize. The subject was…

West 40th Street, New York 1940 Colorized

    I knew this would be extremely tedious but I couldn’t pass up such an awesome photo. The signs were quite a pain but I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I also learned a thing or two about the color of brick and how to give a really good metal appearance…