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Evelyn Nesbit (Colorized)

Evelyn Nesbit (Colorized)

I know this image (originally posted by Dave )has been colorized before, as well as the controversy over colorizing images in the first place. However, I found this image so mesmerizing, I had to take a shot. This was my result after approx. 2 hours in Photoshop CS5. View full size.

Very nice job

Very nice job. The black and white pic is still there for those who don't like colorized pics. I myself like to colorize them and wonder if this is what maybe the cameraman saw at that moment. Keep up the good work! Rich

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