I have been playing with the pinhole images lighthouse replicas in Photoshop today. I've been thinking about adding color to these as I was making them. Muted colors, yet saturated, so that the warmth and brightness of the sun is perceptible in them.
Here are some side-by-side comparisons of the post-processed images, with and without color:
|Currituck Lighthouse replica|
|Main Buffalo Replica Lighthouse|
|Sandy Hook Replica Lighthouse|
I really like this one. The negative was very much overexposed, but was workable. It seems to have a softer, pastoral look to it, maybe in part to the state of the negative.
The odd swirls and uneven tones are due to internal reflection inside the camera, as far as I can tell. I can spray the inside with a flat spray paint, but I think I like my little reflection muses. I fancy they are the creative breaths that inspire me, posing in my pictures.