At our December 2015 meeting, Alex Smart gave us a lesson on the process of digitally editing photographic images. His subject was ‘Wildflowers’, painted by Celia Rosser in 1963 from flowers collected with Brenda Murray at Marlo, East Gippsland.
The original subject was a watercolour painting that had been framed behind glass. Over time, exposure to sunlight had caused deterioration of the image. Photographing the image through glass had the usual problems of reflections. Alex took us step by step through the process of removing the distortions and straightening the image, resulting in an image that approximated the painting as it would have looked when painted in 1963.