Steve: Right, so you know a little while back, when I came over not so long ago and you had a photo on your computer of you Grandad: oh yes, that’s right, the sailor one?
Steve: That’s right! and well I got it printed off, that’s the one you showed me.
Grandad: That’s right, yeah Steve: and you asked me whether you could get it
touched up a bit.
Grandad: Yes. Steve: So, I put it on a website that I go on, called Reddit and they basically had a go at tidying it up.
Grandad: Wow! That’s the original one, this guy here has had a go at tidying up some of the lines on it.
Grandad: Oh yeah? Steve: and he’s done a pretty good job, he only did it quickly before he went to school. Grandad: He’s really taken a lot of the creases out! Steve: He’s done it a little bit. Then someone else had a go and had another stab at it Grandad: Spoilt for choice!
Steve: and you can see he’s taken the lines out there and everything
Grandad: Yeah! Steve: He’s really done a nice job of that because it was a photo of a photo, you’ve still got the table in the background there’s still quite a lot of the cracks and things down the side there
Grandad: Yeah. Steve: Then someone else had a go Grandad: Oh wow, look at that!
Steve: and bare in mind, that’s the original Grandad: That is fantastic isn’t it! Grandad: You would never know it had looked like that Steve: There’s still a few marks and stuff,
Grandad: Yeah yeah yeah. Steve: but he’s taken a lot of the stains out and got rid of all the lines.
Grandad: Probably beer stains! *laughs* Steve: so that was good, and then someone took that one and did a little bit more work to it So you can see there he’s got rid of the patch and put some hair back in probably not quite the right hair, but he’s had a go at it Grandad: I could always do with a bit more!
Steve: *laughs* Grandad: Wow!
Steve: Then someone took that one, and did a little bit more tidying up to it and again he just did a few touches up, sorted out the contrast on it
Grandad: Yeah. Yeah I can see the differences Grandad: It’s fantastic isn’t it!
Steve: Yeah I mean, when you compare that to that, it;s really different. Then one guy, kindly spent 3 hours of his evening on it Grandad: Did he?
Steve: and has come up with that. Grandad: Wow Grandad: I didn’t realise I was so good looking! *laughs* Grandad: Well that Grandad: that’s lovely isn’t it!
Steve: He’s even given you some hair look Grandad Grandad: ha ha Grandad: he’s not got any spare has he? Steve: So he’s really gone to work with that, he’s done an amazing job Grandad: Yeah, when you consider that Steve: Yeah that’s the original that look like you? definitely you? Grandad: Yeah Grandad: That’s taken in Hong Kong that. Steve: Was it? How old were you then? Grandad: Nineteen, twenty, something like that.
Steve: I thought you’d be about 20 Steve: So that was a little present for you, I thought you’d appreciate that.
Grandad: Oh thank you Grandad: that’s wonderful! Steve: The reason we’re recording it is because the people who did the work on it, I’d like to show them you receiving it.
Grandad: Oh that is really lovely whoever’s looking at that thank you very much! There we go that’s the difference. that’s what sixty.. sixtyseven years or so Steve: You’re still as good looking as you were back then Grandad: That’s really wonderful thanks a lot man, that’s really wonderful! I really appreciate that.
Steve: There’s an extra one to show you. A guy took one, I think he took that one there, and he colourised it He didn’t know what colour hair you were, he didn’t know that you were a raving ginger back then Grandad: Yeah well I was a sort of gingery colour.
Steve: He’s done a pretty good job, he’s put you on a boat and everything he’s put.. I thought it was quite fun what he’s done.
Grandad: He’s done a wonderful job with that.
Steve: He’s got the skin tones about right
Grandad: I love the colours. Steve: He tried to pick the right sort of era Grandad: Yeah, almost like an old master of painting *laughs* That’s wonderful! Ahh well I didn’t think anybody would go to all this trouble for me! Do I owe anybody anything? Steve: Of course not Grandad, it’s all out of the goodness of their hearts. Grandad: Ah that’s lovely well tell them all, they’ve made a poor old sailor very happy! Steve: Will do Grandad: Oh yeah I like that one with colour, all of them. Thank you very much for framing it up