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Beach Glamour

Beach Glamour

Looks like a candid snapshot of a beach holiday...
The camera and lens looks to be upgrade due to the sharpness and resolution of the subject...
Is this a professional image or an amateur snapshot ???
The girl is posed with graceful hand placement, but looks rigid and uncomfortable...
The photographer seems oblivious to the clutter in the background...
I am no expert, but I would have photographed this differently...
I guess it is a quick candid snapshot...

Digitally colorized from B&W photograph
1920s

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)28-Mar-2018 15:24
Superb picture,nicely processed.Vote
Paolo
gerard belbeoch27-Mar-2018 16:30
You once again worked your magic, Larry
Jeff Real08-Mar-2018 16:46
There is much to ponder here but the look is truly amazing
I love what you have done
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joseantonio08-Mar-2018 05:22
very nice work with this old image.V.
Ken Chambers ARPS06-Mar-2018 15:12
Wonderful that in those days people communicated without Cell Phones.
Tom LeRoy06-Mar-2018 13:19
A real enigma of an image, Larry. Intriguing! Love your color rendering and outstanding results. V
Lamar Nix06-Mar-2018 01:24
Very interesting image! Though social life on the beach has changed since that time, much apparently remains the same! V
janescottcumming06-Mar-2018 00:03
Great job with this. She doesn't look to happy to be sitting in the sand! Love the guys in the background in their beach robes. An interesting image for sure. V
Richard Glenn05-Mar-2018 22:15
Another beauty Larry. The bathing suit a bit riske' for that era, maybe not, but a wonderful photograph and such a lovely young lady. I like what you have done with the colors. VV
Dan Greenberg05-Mar-2018 16:21
I think the original was taken by someone interested in her, but not a professional necessarily or maybe someone who just did not care about good composition. Your revision of it looks excellent. ~V~
Nestor Derkach05-Mar-2018 16:16
Nice candid and a very nice conversion on your part.
The background is to busy for me for a portrait.
Nice work.
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danad05-Mar-2018 14:31
An intriguing scene indeed, superbly processed. V.
Fong Lam05-Mar-2018 14:24
You did an amazing painting with your masterful style to the original photo...well done, Larry..V
Helen Betts05-Mar-2018 14:22
That's quite an intriguing scene that you've rendered very nicely. V.
Jim Coffman05-Mar-2018 14:17
You once again worked your magic, Larry!
Neil Marcus05-Mar-2018 14:16
Yes she looks as if she'd rather not be there.. Good work on your part ."V"
Marcia Rules05-Mar-2018 14:07
No need to worry about sun damage with the plethora of non-summer clothes! Excellent vision. Vv
Jim's Atavistic Visions05-Mar-2018 13:57
For me it depends on the purpose of the shot. Is it all about her, the subject, or a slice of life at the beach in the 20's? Interestingly, if it had been an empty beach with only her in the scene, I feel she would look like she is in a recent photograph. Her bathing suit looks like a modern sleeveless dress and her hair is down to her braless breasts. Also, there is some mystery why she is not looking at the camera? Why is only one couple looking at her?

I like the photograph and the colors you choose, especially her bathing suit. Fun question you asked and could generate some interesting comments and observations.
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