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An amateur photo enhancer: repairing & enhancing early colour photography. I don't colourise them (they were already taken in colour). This is just a hobby.

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Joined Twitter 6/7/11


Logging in to see everyone's support has amazed me. Thank you all for caring. I'm afraid I'm far from being well ye… https://t.co/rOAJNWAgQy
1/18
2021
You may not hear from me for a few days. I've been quite unwell and feverish to be honest. And yes, I've booked a t… https://t.co/zZQasS2QNB
1/13
2021
@johnfreeman_DTT You may like this (?) https://t.co/JIXSWkYtdC @mrdavidjwilson I find that hard to believe [sic]It is Friday 27th April 1917: I have Babelised this autochrome of Hario Garcia in Segovia, Spain. He was born in th… https://t.co/qUPqhtHsRl @DialConfession I basically loved the totally stripped down ones - Blink, Midnight, Heaven Sent... and abhor the ne… https://t.co/58En29K0Ua @DialConfession And it has the *best* music 💕 https://t.co/v40l0V27DO @DialConfession It is my Desert Island episode - the one I'd save from a burning archive. Love it to bits! @thebrainofspock @hellothisisivan He who Dares wins. @DialConfession It demonstrates his captivity is a mental construct. Not a real place. He is confined by his though… https://t.co/CLQxErn8T8 @ZodinsBrother Indeed. I'm also wondering whether he is wearing a polo neck because he's literally just been playin… https://t.co/sxcQiv51yv @somersetchris @MisterWilliams There are some beautiful rare moments of high humour that do not require fact-checki… https://t.co/wGTWSUYHpq @MondsJenny @koka7 Indeed!
1/12
2021
@DanaStill1 Relieved someone did their research before tweeting @DanaStill1 Thank you for sharing your knowledge @Rogue_Teabag For a wax cylinder. @phoelscher1 @patrick161616 No wonder he wanted to show it off in the photo rather than having it tucked under his sleeve. @martinblanc All I know is that the autochrome is from 1907 and called "Man in Red Sweater". Beyond that, I have no idea. @THFCtid_v2 Hilarious, since you've gone off in a thin-skinned huff! @THFCtid_v2 Well, moan elsewhere thanks. @THFCtid_v2 Wow, some folks don't know what to moan about! @musicguitarhero You're just an Edwardian beau. @forestmat That is really kindhearted and generous of you Matthew. And greatly appreciated. Thank you @joeyheroin ...yes way!... 😀 @koka7 The polo neck and wristwatch certainly don't scream "Edwardian" at me! @mabuzzer Yes! I can see that! @forestmat Thank you MatthewThis is a good one to try to guess the year, as the fashion transcends the decades. Unfortunately, Google's reverse… https://t.co/ZggGmHvFLSMonday 20th March 1916. This is an autochrome of French soldiers stationed during the Great War at Medenine in sout… https://t.co/71oWvf8leO
1/11
2021
@MsMartha_writer 💕 Thank you @CrazyCaptionWho @WhovianLeap MorbiusToday I offer you a restoration of a really fantastic colour autochrome from the beginning of The Great War, showin… https://t.co/nbQhWGUwpQ
Retweeted by BabelColour 🎞 @admgb It is greatly appreciated Antony. Thank you very much for your kindness. @RandomRailways Thank you very much for your support and kindness ♥️ @fred_cm1b How lovely. Thank you! @maxschramp Can you now do this to American History? @jdutton69 If I'd have drunk it all I'd never sleep again! @ChrisChapman81 Lovely find. And interesting to see that my dad wasn't the only one to hollow-out an old book in which to store things. @josh_snares Maybe I should ask him to record a surprise appearance in the epilogue of the Timeless Doctors.... @CooperHillier https://t.co/du9B6cMfn0 @SinisaCatic Stop following me then. If you don't like what I do fuck off and follow someone else @syedjamalkazmi 💕 Thank you Jamal @Helenpea_007 https://t.co/xpSKDsIe2i @iambrfr This is the torn version https://t.co/neUpr0ADWHToday I have repaired a torn and damaged autochrome, depicting the hustle & bustle of the Mayday market in Ireland… https://t.co/lsWXr970JP
1/10
2021
@CharlieCharlcom @stumeech No, an autochrome @madamjojoe Thank you @limeytim Thank you x @petek_78 Brilliant. So was my great-uncle. @redsandisland @Rainmaker1973 I remember him. He lost concentration one day and ended up getting the sack. @MarkBourrie @frasermatthew https://t.co/4HcReUwxh5 @limeytim If it's for your private use, go ahead and print them. I really don't mind, but it's kind of you to ask.… https://t.co/FERqTfNczT @mark_rice_ Yes it is @elkarrde @MulveyTerry It's an autochrome. @MartyGraw6 What makes you think I colourise? @MulveyTerry I think it is to do with the *direction* of the movement. The cars are treating away from the camera w… https://t.co/6NZmtifYlFParis 98 years ago - this is the Quai d'Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine, photographed in colour back in 1923.… https://t.co/0gQmSMuH4L @LucyLas97115374 Thank you Lucy ♥️ @gareth71 @TheArchini To be fair, I *don't* do a lot of fantastic colourisation work at all. I actually explain in… https://t.co/YHM6Mkai6j @Boros10 That is very kind and thoughtful and generous of you Leon. Thank you very much indeed. @matthew5242 Thank you
1/9
2021
@TheMichaelMoran Slapdash and Lacklustre @AzuraeLyonheart @primevideouk I suppose that's a matter of opinion. @hwrth_ It was. @GoonerGoggz @mikkiboy23 https://t.co/C6rbMJ7ruj @mikkiboy23 I enhance early colour photography. I don't tweet colourisations. You'd be better off asking someone like Marina Amaral @ClaireTemagami6 It is an amazingly modern-looking shirt. @sinny181 It pretty cool now - but amazing for 95 years ago! @Zeppelinlover1 It's a man, surely.Tonight I have Babelised this rather striking portrait, recorded by the National Geographic has having been taken i… https://t.co/WPPANWiFvy @GrumpyPompey ?? @markthehutch Thank you 😊 @Chilly_in_the That is extremely kind of you John. Thank you very much indeed 💕 @dannydarko25 Thank you @BettyStovesEyes ❤️ @c_dan4th @ZachWeiner It sounds feasible. I've done similar in the past. It all depends on the nature of the image… https://t.co/ikbBZHRnbI @Snap_Ambush711 @imarealploy @primevideouk They flogged the idea to within an inch of its life. @Eircraft Thank you very much Adrian 😊 @primevideouk The Matrix should *never* have had sequels. It was a fantastic stand-alone movie diminished immeasura… https://t.co/oBpOulDdRx @dvsoest That is very kind and thoughtful of you Dick. Thank you very much indeed @Hevtyston 💕 What a lovely thing to tweet!! Thank you Hev @mikepeat Thank you Mike 😊 @mackman_gma 💕 Thank you KevinThank you so much to all the kindhearted people who supported me on ko-fi over the last 3 weeks. Your support & gen… https://t.co/yi3mmQclj7 @Andydrewz Relative time or real-time?
1/8
2021
@pctech1com @countcol 💕 Thank you @Miauczyslava Thank you @SimbaSteph Thank you @GaySharkBlue The even layer of noise and dirt makes everything look equally flat. @Mark_Hatten I was approached by the British Museum 8 years ago to colourise photographs for their Tutankhamen exhi… https://t.co/bAMJhOatUnMany followers have asked me to include more 'Before & After' comparisons, so here's an autochrome from the Albert… https://t.co/M59KcmVutV
Retweeted by BabelColour 🎞 @HumanOceans @mbicks66 I see what you mean. It is a hard one, because the red dyes fade most and quickest. I have t… https://t.co/Yzjwf2iwKa @HumanOceans @mbicks66 Why? I don't endeavour to "restore" them to any past state, I enhance them into something completely new and modern. @TradocDCG Thank you - I'm glad you enjoy them! https://t.co/MCO3PGxxQ5 @mbicks66 I very much doubt it looked anything like this when first taken.Here's a restoration comparison for you - it is a 103-year-old autochrome from The Great War, showing non-commissio… https://t.co/K2xtENPiXJ
Retweeted by BabelColour 🎞I've been asked a few times this week whether I would tweet a "before & after" comparison of my colour-restoration… https://t.co/vj0nQqe0Ut
Retweeted by BabelColour 🎞 @brightonianmiss Thank you so much for your kindness and support. @bradleygardner Part of the original, due to movement.A fantastic window into another time period - this bustling photograph of merchants and camels at a Khan's court in… https://t.co/96nElZGNdQ
1/7
2021

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