The New and Improved

Kymm Hinterberger

St Louis Brains

Posted by kymm on June 17, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments


St Louis in the 1970’s – Famous image by Jack Klobnak

I did a bit of restoration work on it.

St Louis 1970's - photo restoration

Save

World War Eye Eye

Posted by kymm on January 10, 2015 in Uncategorized with No Comments


I enjoy having fun with old images.  The original is just a pair of German soldiers.  The restoration is a pair of Matthew Grey Gublers.  He’s one of the actors in Criminal Minds.

german-soldiers-gublers-2

german-soldiers

1926 – Gramma as a Young Woman

Posted by kymm on March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


This week I haven’t been working, so I decided to work on a little photo restoration.  This is my maternal grandmother as a young woman in 1926.  This is at 135 Indian Church Road, the home of her adoptive parents.   Her birth name was Bryan, but she was adopted by the Stumpffs before she was five. I love the purse she is holding.  She looks quite fashionable for the day.  My uncle tells me she was raised in a polite upper middle class home, well cared for, with nice clothes and piano lessons.  She reunited with her birth parents after she was married.

There were stains that I removed and played with the contrast.  Actually I jacked the contrast, but I like the effect.  The image was tilted so I decided to straighten it.   I added the deckled frame.  If I could I would add the frame to every image.   I love deckled edges.  The before and after is here so you can see the changes.

1926 Helen Bryan Kubiak

Before Editing

 

1926 Helen Bryan Kubiak

After Editing

A New Lincoln Continental

Posted by kymm on February 18, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


There are places in Portland where you can buy photos.  I’m not talking about art.  I’m talking about dusty file cabinets full of random images.  There are people’s family photos for sale.   I was in one of these places and found this gem.  My friend Michael S. identified the car for me.  He says it is a 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV.  He says you can see the shape of the hood ornament and  the octagon shape of the hubcap, combined with the lack of spokes on the cap.  Mike, you’re good.  Thanks.

New Car image after restoration

I have no clue who these people are or where this image was taken.  (…and Mike if you can identify the people, you would be amazing) That is what makes it so much fun.  The car is very likely in a junk heap somewhere, but this image preserves this moment.  Our big haired lady is obviously very happy to have her new Continental.

The image was full of fuzz.  The photo was certainly printed before the time of canned air.  So whatever dust was on the negative at the time was also printed. Through the miracle of Photoshop I was able to bring this photo back.  Click on the images for full size.

New Car image before restoration

Brand New Start

I am an enthusiastic student of Photoshop and Web Design. I love a creative challenge and I am always looking to learn new things. This website is about exploring my creativity.

  • Some Of My Work

  • RSS Kymm.info

    • St Louis Brains June 17, 2017
      St Louis in the 1970’s – Famous image by Jack Klobnak I did a bit of restoration work on it. Save
    • The “Gas” Explosion January 15, 2017
      On October 19th 2016 there was a “gas” explosion on 23rd st in Portland. At least that is what they want you to believe. Save Save
    • Is this the 100th Balloon? December 11, 2016
      Apply your own meaning. Where I started. Save
    • Abandoned Shopping Cart September 11, 2016
      Sometimes the ugliest things can be pretty if you get to know them. Save Save
    • The Death of Creativity July 17, 2016
      It is not pretty, but I had to make myself finish it. I recently got a subscription to the Creative Cloud. So I had to play with Animate. I get really caught up in “getting it right”… so much so that I don’t do it at all. This is a message to myself to just […]
    • Yeah!! June 5, 2016
      I broke down and decided to get an Adobe CC subscription.
    • Today’s Post Brought to you by the Letter K January 18, 2016
      My latest endeavor has been teaching myself to use Illustrator.  As a friend put it, “The pen tool is the devil.”  I decided not to let that discourage me. I decided that I need to create something, anything, so that I would feel that I am getting somewhere with the program.  The colors are weird […]
    • Last Day of the Year October 31, 2015
      In December 2009 I house/ pet sat for my aunt and uncle in Dixon California.  I had never been to California. Besides house privileges I also had the use of their Prius.  I was able to travel about quite a bit.  San Francisco, Sacramento, Sausalito, Redwood City, Calaveras County. It was an amazing time that […]
    • To Illustrate a Point October 21, 2015
      I’ve come to realize that I have been subscribing to Photoshop User magazine since 2009.  I was going through my collection and realized that I still have some of them in the plastic sleeves, never looked at.  Why have something if you are not going to use it.  In the April/May 2009 issue I found […]
    • Happy Valentine’s Day February 14, 2015
      I have an affection for old cookbooks.  I love the garish, hideous photography.  The colors are off and the food looks unappetizing.
  • Recent Post