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Another makeover.
I too couldn't resist a go at Mandy Thomson's attractive picture #24565.
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Picture added on 01 February 2011 at 12:12
Thank you!
Added by Mandy on 02 February 2011
Why do I think this picture attractive? Well, good-looking people always help, even if you don't know who they are. The composition is good and the poses have a nice blend of the formal and the informal. It's clearly a bride and groom with, presumably, the Best Man (who looks as if he could be a brother of the bride. The groom's left hand rests lightly on the bride's knee - which would have been considered slightly forward of him if the lady had not been his wife - in order to place the hands with the wedding rings close together. Unfortunately the rings, particularly his, haven't survived the restoration process very well. The groom sits sideways in his chair to give the bride something to rest her right hand on. Yes, Trueman & Co knew their business.
(White weddings were a later innovation - at least for most folk.)
Added by Ian Hourston on 02 February 2011
That’s a fantastic restoration job Ian. Added to by your comments on the Trueman & C0 composition of the photo.


Added by Ron Greatrix on 24 February 2011
Thank you Ron. There are some glaring weaknesses in my version, which could be tackled if, for example, someone wanted a print of it.
Added by Ian Hourston on 24 February 2011
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SS CollingdocEarl's Palace and St Magnus Cathedral, colourisedNorth Walls School day outKÄTHE NIEDERKIRCHNER, sunk at Muckle SkerryColourised photo of farmer from Papdale FarmVisiting yachts from LossiemouthSammy and Hugh Johnston, BraesideJim and Alex Sinclair from LonghopeMystery gentleman on a motorbikeLizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson)