Colorizing Anna Bishop

I chose the portrait of Ann Bishop, photographed between 1855 and 1865, because I could not pin down the exact colors used in the original photograph and so I had to figure out what do to. I originally started with a different portrait, but it was of an older woman, which was harder to portray accurately in Pixlr. After watching a few videos, it was still definitely harder than I anticipated. I spent a fair amount of time on this project, and as I did it I gained an appreciation for people who recolor and restore old photographs and paintings. When I finally got around to trying out the automatic colorizing app, it was not what I expected it to look like. Instead of gaining insight into the real colors of the dress and the wall behind her, as well as the curtains, the automated picture turned, for the most part, yellow. Overall, I like my creation in Pixlr more than the automated version, but I think, with more experience and time in the future, this is something that I would like to explore further in the future.

Portrait of Anna Bishop [1855-1865]. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017897508/.

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