It was all dull and boring until…

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click for larger image.

Combine inspiration from my little debacle with the Prince of Wales’ photomontage, a boring Saturday, and this is what you get.

Our Victorian gent on this CDV had too good of an expression to leave him be, so a jackdaw flew in and perched on his head. His face brightened. I think he likes it. ;)~

Here’s the original vs. the retouched:

And well, if you’d like to see this gent retouched but without the bird, here he is:

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Staring at the viewer and a hint of a smile make a huge difference. Click for larger image.

 

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Original front and back. 1870s-80s CDV. Private Collection.

Photographer: Carl Anderson (a British expat photographer?). Wenden. Russia.

 

 

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