Summertime Pool Loungin’ , 1961

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Colorization of a Black and white photo of a woman swimming in a pool.  Summer is in full swing and the pool is the ideal place to have a drink and beat the heat. Until last year, I’ve spent most of my life living  in the stygian pit that is southeastern Georgia. Georgia is a great place to live but the summers are brutal and every summer seems hotter than the last, so having a pool (or a friend who has one) is a must.

  Before trading in my summers for harsh winters up in Bangor Maine where I currently reside I lived only a few short blocks from the beach. The summer heat and humidity was so hot in 2012 and 2013 that I rarely even went to the beach because of the extreme temperatures. Of course there were a few times in the winter when I was shoveling through two feet of snow that I wished to be back in Georgia, but I must say, its great being able to enjoy the Maine outdoors in the summer rather than hiding in the AC or pouring sweat. 

This colorization is from an article in a living healthy magazine about the current pool styles and the looks of summer in 1961. I chose this photo to colorize because of the large amount of shallow water in the photo.Colorizing water can be fun but challenging. For this colorization I used a combination of two blues, a green and also a subtle yellow in the white areas to give it a sunlit look. 

Below is my full size   colorization as well as the original black and white photo. Feel free to share this   colorization on your social network of choice or leave any comments or questions in the comment section below.
Pool Colorization B & WColorization of a Black and white photo of a woman swimming in a pool.

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All photo colorization found within Metacolor is completed by hand using a Wacom Graphic Tablet and Adobe Photoshop CC software. All website design, writing and photo colorization/restoration found within Metacolor.org is the sole work of Wayne Degan.

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