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Compositing a Then and Now

We shot a bunch of images yesterday to try to compare to this old historical photo, for then and now. And we have two variations of this, because I'm not quite sure where this was exactly. So I shot it at two potential locations. Here's it's interesting, we have a 24 millimeter focal length, 27, and a 35. So let's start with a 24 millimeter image, and open it in Photoshop, and the process is basically just to drop one image on top of the other. And first thing we want to do is drop the Opacity on the new image down to about 50%.

Alright, we want to be looking at both images, once it's at 50% we can kind of see where things might start lining up. Here's our big first column in this photograph. And so we know we need these columns to match up somewhat, that's the first thing. And so what we see here as I blow up into this. Here's the bottom of the column here. Here's the bottom of the column in the old one. We try to match those up here, w...

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