This was an exciting task. One I wasn’t entirely sure would work convincingly to start with. As I only had one image to use as the basis for this job it was crucial that there was minimal movement in the original footage. It would have been a greater job to replace multiple frames instead of the two it resulted in. All-in-all it was enough to create two replacement images and blend them over time as the the light conditions varied.
Upon first inspection this retouch seemed to be very straight forward. Although I quickly realised it would involve rather a lot more attention than just lightening black colour. Silver reacts quite differently to light than black and I had to be true to its characteristics.