Feel free to use my project as a template for your own!
WHY I CHOSE THIS PHOTO
Firstly, when searching for an old image with my mom, we came across this one of her modeling some clothes for a department store she worked for. Not only did I see it as an amazing vintage image of my mom, but I saw her face light up when we found it.
Secondly, we found a newspaper clipping attached to the back describing the exact color of the clothes she was wearing in the image. How perfect!
All I could think about was how happy/surprised my mom would be when she saw the completed image. Needless to say, she was blown away and even went out of the way to show it to the rest of the family!
THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF COLORIZATION
Getting proper edges on the sky against the pine needles took some patience and practice, to say the least. The trees and needles themselves were also an intense amount of work, but beyond that, the image wasn't too challenging with a bit of selection tool and refinement experience.