Southsea 4th July 1968
Colour and composition had to be altered to make this once in a lifetime image celebrate an unforgettable day.
Taken on a gloriously sunny day this photograph shows
a family member watching this once in a lifetime event
on Southsea seafront. Like other 1960's home camera snapshots the colour is badly faded, and it's spoiled by the spectator who happened to walk in front of the camera at the wrong time. Firstly the colour was adjusted to match what it would have looked like in 1968, then all of the unwanted figures in the foreground were removed, and finally the background was authentically recreated.
The finished image becomes a well composed photograph rather than a hastily taken snapshot, and
something well worth framing.
The Original Photograph is just 90x90mm
Watching Sir Alec Rose return to Portsmouth Harbour