Till the time that my Father (Gour Gupta) was alive, he did not let us bring this picture out. “When I am here, why do you need to see this?” was the typical answer I had got several times.
Today my mother asked me to print the picture for her in a smaller size, she is going to Kolkata tomorrow and wants to carry it with her, I nearly said, “Why, he is with you, always?” but for some reason stopped short of saying so.
She had kept aside the b/w 120 mm -ve.
Here is the picture.
I do not have a trans-light scanner so just scanned the film with a white Background.
Then cropped and rotated it. Good that when you crop with PS you have the flexibility to rotate the crop marquee to give you a perfectly aligned picture.
I had to flip it as it was a -ve (and I had seen the original :D) and would most likely give me an inverted picture from the correct side.
Maybe we will never use a TLR again, but I definitely want a few more goes at the 120 mm B/W variety for sure.
The final output after a little bit of touching up was this –
She remembers that the lady in the seat is Mrs. Gandhi 🙂
The grains will be removed, but for that I need a day.