An Abraham Lincoln Colour Photo

So after my last photo colour manipulation … Charles suggested doing something a bit more challenging …

He Suggested Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon Bonaparte .. one problem with Napoleon Bonaparte was that he died in 1821 and .. photography as we semi know it was only invented in 1820’s

So I searched for a high quality image of Abraham Lincoln and well it’s a bit tricky to find truly high quality photos of him I mean it is 150 odd years ago … but I settled on this image

Abraham lincoln Black and White

(At least I hope it’s a photo and not a great painting in some strange black and white mode … charcoal for the rest of us possibly)

Making a few selections on bits and bobs and running it through a few filters at the end I came up with …

Abraham Lincoln Colour Photo

So in my own opinion it’s not bad … I’ve no idea what he looked like originally apart from his own description of himself which seems to be …

” If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing, on an average, one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes — no other marks or brands recollected”

Abraham Lincoln . December 20, 1859 – Autobiography

Edit: I should add yes it’s got a bit of a cartoony feel to it / painting feel but I’m not sure if that’s a limitation of what I’m attempting to do with a low res photo or what. I’m not trying to actually edit the photos too much just to tweak the original lack of colour :)

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