"The Lovely Hedwig"
How lucky I am to be related to the lovely Hedwig Hagenmeyer Kammerer! And so very fortuitous that I came into temporary custody of boxes of archival family photos which I am now in the process of researching, organizing and formatting into a family tree and photo book. One look at Fraulein Hedwig and it was love at first sight. This is my great-grandfather's sister, yet I am sure she is my kindred spirit...albeit I'm about 100 years too late! As usual, I am running fashionably behind schedule.
Look at her sublime fashion sense. I am sure she would be appalled to learn her beautiful portrait had fallen into such tattered and faded condition. She probably wouldn't leave the house looking like that! So what is a fashionista sista' to do? "Make it work" as Tim Gunn would say. So, I gave her a little make-over, and voila! I think Hedwig would approve. Actually, I like it so much and am so enamored with Hedwig, I think I am going to splurge and have this baby put to canvas...as a true work of art should be. Live on my lovely Hedwig, you're forever young!
I have been waiting for the right photo to utilize a raised textured overlay, and this was it. Plus some tweaks on levels, sharpness, center lighting, vignette...and gosh only knows what else!