Restoration of Old Photographs

Restoration of Old and Damaged Photographs

A professional service by Paulo P. Pereira

Restauro de fotografias antigas - Paulo P. Pereira

Old photographs pass down memories generation to generation. Over time the images deteriorate. We realize details have been lost, spots and mould appear, discoloration and other changes occur. These physical and chemical changes caused by both handling and exposure to adverse conditions, age a valuable photographic memory that will be lost forever.

With a long experience in restoring old and damaged photographs, over the last 20 years I have provided professional quality services in the field while preserving the dignity of the original. I have an extensive portfolio of photo restoration works, some of them published in magazines.

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The Ideal Sunset

The Ideal Sunset

The ideal sunset is not the one you see and wish you could have been there, but the one we watch and store in our memories. It may not have been the most intense, but it is ideal because it is part of our experiences.


Praia de Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Countryside and Beach

Countryside and Beach

beyond the dunes and cliffs of the coastal zone of Porto Novo and Santa Rita, the hills rise as a result of tectonic activity of a singular peculiarity, becoming an icon of the region. A contrast between the verdant green of native species and the blue where the land ends and the sea begins, as Luís Vaz de Camões wrote.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

Walking in the countryside

Walking in the countryside

Walking in the countryside is much more than just walking. It is to engage in communion with nature and to meet beings and species that completely ignore the Man. Because they are in their habitat, focused on their lives and tasks, too busy to pay attention to the intruder.

Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades

Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades
Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades

Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades

Really near the infrared, which is not visible to us, there’s a spectrum that equipment can register. It is the light that is not seen, but is reflected by the foliage, so intensely that, under the right conditions, provides fantastic pink or white tones.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers - Monte de Santa Rita
Wild Flowers – Monte de Santa Rita

Wild Flowers

A burst of tones in these natural planted seaside gardens. In the distance, you can see the nuances of flowers. However, as you walk you can see them closer and closer to the point where you can smell them and hear the leaves waving in the breeze. It is an immersive and healthy experience that I recommend.

Spring

Spring

Spring

The contrast of red poppies and green ears of wheat reminds us that Nature awakes for another cycle.

Earth’s Day

Earth’s Day

Earth, too, is like these little bubbles that support life!

Praia de Santa Cruz

Praia de Santa Cruz

Place of my childhood, to which I often return and photograph. These are moments of great tranquillity at low tide that I capture in these images, revealing a serene landscape.

Low Tide

Low Tide

Where once thousands of sea creatures used to inhabit, there is a shortage today, and it is almost rare to find rocks full of life. As in almost everything, the Man has an ominous role in exploitation to extinction. One day, when it’ll be too late, we will visit a museum that will remember these beings. On the grey, bare stones there will only exist bits of rope and plastic to appreciate.

At my village

Moonset - Igreja Maceira
Moonset – Igreja Maceira

At my village

Maceira’s church on a moonlit night.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

What are we looking for?

What are we looking for?
What are we looking for?

What are we looking for?

In the dark, there are only shadows and figures. In our lives under regular circumstances we prefer the light. We are pleased, whether it is the brightness of the moon or the intense dawn. Then we are also bearers of our own lights and ideas, illuminating each other.

Chilly Winter Mornings

Chilly Winter Mornings

Early in the morning at sunrise, after a cold night, we can appreciate the frost that crystallizes on the plants. This day, Maceira woke up again in white, with below zero temperatures until the sun warms and melts all the crystals.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

Rays of Light

Rays of Light

Walking towards the Light is a coincidence between life and photography.

Autumn

Cogumelos - Mushrooms

Autumn

What season do you like most? After a whole frenzy growth, blooming and fruiting, there is an interlude for most species. In this final stretch, the mushrooms pop, reminding me of the smell of earth and moss, remitting to the end of the year as well.

Although I like spring for its burst of colour, autumn is one that also allows for great photographic experiences.

Contrasts

Contrastes

Contrasts

The sea is not always blue. In this day, it was white from the agitated foam. A perfect canvas to paint with the warm tones of the last sunbeams.

Winter Solstice 2018


Praia de Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Moonlight

Moonrise

I particularly love the balance between the light of the Moon and the sky that has not completely darkened yet. Here, I captured in the margins of Alcabrichel River the mirroring of the cliff of Maceira on the calm waters with beautiful reflections of moonlight.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

Comet 46P/ Wirtanen – “Ghostly Green Comet”

Comet 46P - Wirtanen

Comet 46P/ Wirtanen – “Ghostly Green Comet”

I am sharing my take on the passage of this little comet 49P/Wirtanen, also known as the “Ghostly Green Comet”. On December 16, 2018, Wirtanen passed 11,620,000 km from Earth (it will be the closest to Earth in 70 years).

Also visible in the photo are the Pleiades (the seven sisters), or M45, in the constellation Taurus.

Autumn Blooms

Rebentos de Outono

Autumn Blooms

Not all flowers bloom during spring. In this case, Autumn awakens this species, bringing violet tones to the brown ground.