Jim, Absolutely Beautiful, especially her hair!
She reminds me of my tour of the Rhine in Germany a few years ago. I was advised to stop and visit the "Lorelei", and when I saw your latest creation, the image from that vacation immediately came to mind.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei
What is the legend of the Lorelei?
Lorelei, German legend of a beautiful maiden who threw herself into the Rhine River in despair over a faithless lover and was transformed into a siren who lured fishermen to destruction.
In 1824, Heinrich Heine seized on and adapted Brentano's theme in one of his most famous poems, "Die Lorelei". It describes the eponymous female as a sort of siren who, sitting on the cliff above the Rhine and combing her golden hair, unwittingly distracted shipmen with her beauty and song, causing them to crash on the rocks.
The texture and shadow detail on the boulders looks very natural. And the blue water with the tiny whitecaps truly looks like it is moving right along. Oh yes, stream lady is indeed stunning. Her hair coloring looks very pretty.
I suppose those who do not follow your posts would be looking in vain for two more colorized images. But now you have set a new "standard of measurement" - This image is rated at "three shots of rye" in colorization artistry! Will the accuracy and detail continue to increase at level four? I guess we will just have to wait patiently to know the answer.
We enjoy all your efforts every day.
I thank you for processing my absolute favorite of Jim's Favs! You made her even more beautiful. Everything perfect, sky, sand, her skin tones, and even the necklace and manicure! It would be very difficult to tell this is not originally a color photo. Great job all around!
Thanks again, Rick
Yes, Jim, you are correct, the third one.
I have an entrapped ulnar nerve, no sensory capabilities on my left hand, so it makes touch typing problematic at best, thanks for catching my error.
No hurry, take your time and enjoy working on the colorization. I just saw number 15 - WOW! Not only the subject, but also the background nicely colored. Looks very natural. Kudos to you!
Jim, I am really enjoying the colorized Plus-X from olde. You have become very skilled in the rendering of the hues and density, they look very natural.
I have been waiting anxiously for a color rendition of Jim's Favorites Number 58, the second in the group of 56-60. Is this one on your list for re-release? I think it is one of the best-of-the-best, pose, smile, just a fun photo!
Thanks much, and have a Safe, Healthy, and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas, Jim!
WOW, this one is quite a gift, such a beautiful young lady, her tan is perfectly rendered. Very happy smile, you both had fun with this one! Oh, and she is such a knock-out, I almost didn't notice the effort you put into the water, both on the sand and beyond the white surf. That is exactly what I was suggesting when you inquired about what to do with the water, and you pulled it off superbly!
Keep 'em comin!
Dawter looks so much better with her natural tan, she was kind of pale in gray, comparatively speaking.
As far as the water is concerned, perhaps you might find the right shade of green for the body of water beyond the white surf. The gray of the sand, and the color of the shallow water on the sand up to the surf should not need any treatment. Perhaps you might play with several colors of "ocean green" from the blue sky down to the white surf, which should easily delineate the water color area.
In my opinion, adding color to these classic photos really brings them to life, adding a whole new perspective to explore.
Have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday!
A submission to this section of the forum, at a bare minimum, should start with a photo of a human. If you accept this as a valid post, we should all just sell our camera equipment and fire our models.
Exactly! That is the point of my sarcastic comment. Not only did she not know her picture was being taken, she has neither a body nor a mind. A computer in this context is about as far as you can possibly get from a camera and a model, thus it could not be considered photography.
Beautiful model, great candid image.
True, she didn't even realize she was being photographed!
How pleasant it is to see these festive holiday images. I do not recall seeing any of them previously, so they are all new to me. But since you said it is a tradition you share with your muse, to preserve memories with photographic images every year, I hope you are both up to the challenge. It is wonderful that you are both in good health, and I am thankful to still be in remission as well.
I love the creative use of the colorful garland, and it will never again appear to be the same, to me, when I see it decorating a tree. And, speaking of naughty, bring it on! I am sure she will smile when you administer "punishment" for her questionable behavior. For me, I am not crazy about the serious poses, and for this kind of photo, happy smiles always trump serious. Your model is truly beautiful in every way! You are both so fortunate to have each other. Please don't be a stranger; your regular posts are greatly appreciated by all. Have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday!
Tim, Thank you for sharing the back story on the car wash. Very interesting and entertaining. I am sure she is a good sport, as evidenced by you using her as a "Cleaning Brush" for the car roof.
She may be very naughty, but she sure is clean! (Never punish a young lady for being naughty. A squirt with the hose is OK though).
I haven't seen this series of photos before, they are all great images, and she is one happy young lady. You are both very fortunate to know each other.
Stay safe, healthy, and have a happy holiday!
Santa is a very lucky man Tim!
Yup! And Tim, Vada is what I call Babe-a-licious; what a buddy you have! Santa is truly fortunate. Great images!
Looking back, I especially love the ones where she was engulfed in bubbles, washing the mini car in the garden.
Tim, I am glad Vada lost the "bustier". The beads accentuate her incredible assets! Absolutely beautiful! That tongue looks like it is ready and waiting to do battle with the candy cane. I know short hair has always been her "style", but do you think you might be able to convince her to try either a blonde or redhead hairpiece, either long and straight, or long, wavy curled hair for a few more beautiful images? Would we even recognize her if she did? Just curious....
Thanks, and keep those yule time images coming...
Now what Im looking for next is a site that will take the AI pic and convert it into a real woman.
If you find you can do that , please let me know how/where.
Well, we are 23 years late to the punch, it has already been done, and it was well-documented. Back in 2000 AD, a couple dweebs created a perfect replica of Elizabeth Hurley with their computer, long before AI was a thing. In my humble opinion, she was every bit as "drop-dead-gorgeous" as any AI gal could be. But its her personality on-screen that makes her so "REAL" in comparison. Check out the movie "Bedazzled", directed by Harold Ramis.
I often dream about this fantasy, but then it turns into a nightmare when I wake up just before she materializes.
I apologize profusely for the comical response; if I do discover a real tool or method to accomplish this feat, I will certainly share it with you, as requested.
Number five looks so peaceful and relaxed. It is a much more striking image with the added color. Beautiful golden tresses so carefully processed, great editing work!