Christmas Gift Idea #52 – Photo Restoration By Ric Wallace – The Photo Doctor

Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

Photo Restoration By

Ric WallaceThe Photo Doctor



UPATE ON THIS VIDEO: The customer went to Walmart with the large digital file and got some posters made for display at places where they were playing. They were looking for T-Shirts with this image and another one I scanned. I referred them to one of my Greeting Card Retailers who prints on T shirts and other clothing. Need T-Shirts, or other clothing with a photo, name logo, etc  - conatct Will  @ Ethical Addiction Apparel and mention the The Photo Doctor / AKA Ric Wallace referred you.

Ethical Addiction Apparel  (Ocean Park)- 1558 128th Street, Surrey, BC V4A 3T7

Ric Wallace has been restoring photos for years first by using an airbrush and fine tip brushes. With the mainstream use of computers, Ric has disposed of the darkroom equipment and chemicals, and instead uses  computers, digital cameras, high res scanners, and various computer programs, photo printers, mat cutter, etc.

Computers have changed the way things are now done, but the basics or old way things were done gives Ric a Virtual Edge over other people offering Photo Restoration.

Many stores may offer photo restoration as they get someone else to do the work and markup the price. When you hire Ric Wallace you are talking to the organ grinder and not the monkey like at retail stores.

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Ric works his magic and has even taken passport photographs, restored them to a better than original state, and produced quality photographic enlargements for wall display. This service is invaluable for genealogy enthusiasts trying to put together family albums.retouch-03

Old, faded, and cracked photographs can be brought back to life with our expert digital restoration techniques.

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Consider purchasing a DIGITAL EXACT copy of the FINAL HI-RES photo at 300 DPI (JPG) – for an additional fee. (not included with standard packages)
Digital files maybe kept on our storage devices for a limited time and may be deleted without notice after services are rendered and paid in full. Customers who purchased digital files are recommended to have many copies on disk, USB and/or cloud based storage. Digital computer files do not fade or disappear like old negatives or prints. Making prints from-the high res digital files will allow the highest quality image to be printed. Sharing this file means family or friends can look after getting their own prints with their own money, saving you $$$. Using output services such as Walmart, drug stores or home printers will vary in quality.
PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT allowed to copy photographs that have a copyright stamp or symbol on them, such as school photos, team photos, magazines, newspapers, etc. If you have a photo with a stamp on the back please contact the listed person or company for reprints. If the photographer has passed away or the company is out of business we would have to review the situation. Anyone with an original negative film will be considered the lawful owner of the image. Any prints or digital files are your property to do with as you wish, once paid in full. Any future reprints would have to be ordered by you or have your approval in writing.
We need the photo supplied loose -- not framed or behind glass. Photos larger than 8.5" x 11" will have to copied using a camera on a tripod as opposed to scanning on a high resolution flatbed scanner. These will have a higher cost to digitize the image as it is considered a photography service, not a scanning service.
We reserve the right to refuse to copy obscene, offensive, unlawful or objectionable materials. Please contact us for any concerns you may have.

Not sure how to email a photo? NO PROBLEM – you can call by voice on the phone.

White Rock Pier Amazing Acrylic Prints By ARTographer Ric Wallace

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Want something more than just another run of the mill photo print? If you need a print that’s modern, sleek and vibrant, you’ve landed in the right place and more importantly the right product:

  • Stunning SwissQ print technology, printed direct to acrylic glass
  • Premium ¼-inch thick, optically clear acrylic glass, finished with an opaque white backing sheet
  • These are supplied with a float mount frame and ready to hang on the wall.

 

IN STOCK WALL ART

 

 

 

 

Happy CANADA DAY White Rock Beach 2021

The White Rock Beach Gallery has plans to be setup in our usual spot. We have some special deals you will have to come to find out what they are.

IN STOCK WALL ART

 


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 ~ Ric Wallace Postcard King / Mr White Rock / CROWtographer / Webmaster for WhiteRockBeach.ca / AKA LUCKY, has created more White Rock Beach / South Surrey postcards & greeting cards (300+ in total). This is a record which no one has ever achieved in the past. With more postcards planned and the NEW POSTCARD PACKS for 2020 , this record will only be beaten by Ric Wallace himself. He also has a Wildlife of Canada series, and has created other postcards exceeding 300 postcards in total. Ric’s wife said if he makes any more postcards she will CROWN him, so he took the title of POSTCARD KING and even picked up a crown.
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In Stock Framed Prints, Canvas Prints & Acrylic Prints

HD Amazing Acrylic Prints

Want something more than just another run of the mill photo print? If you need a print that’s modern, sleek and vibrant, you’ve landed in the right place and more importantly the right product:

  • Stunning SwissQ print technology, printed direct to acrylic glass
  • Premium ¼-inch thick, optically clear acrylic glass, finished with an opaque white backing sheet
  • These are supplied with a float mount frame and ready to hang on the wall.

 

BULK and/or Custom Greeting Cards are now OFFERED by ARTographer Ric Wallace

Ric Wallace offers BULK SALES of his greeting cards (non retail packaging – cards supplied with mounted postcard & envelope in a brown box – NO cellophane bag or UPS price sticker) or custom made greeting cards and larger quantities to suit your needs.

Ideal for businesses wanting to communicate with customers during Christmas, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Families can impress friends and relatives with a custom made card.

Gift shops or stores can have their own line of CUSTOM CARDS (see pages 7 & 8) to sell or for giveaways for their business.

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Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.



Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

AMAZING White Rock Beach Celebrated 50 years of the Polar Bear Plunge

White Rock Beach Celebrated 50 years of the Polar Bear Plunge into Semiahmoo Bay on January 1, 2020.

.The WhiteRockPier.ca Polar Bear Plunge / Swim Photo Gallery.

These postcards were produced by ARTographer Ric Wallace. On December 20, 2018 the Storm of the Century battered the White Rock Beach waterfront breaking the pier into two, and an emergency air recuse was needed to lift a stranded man to safety at White Rock Beach, in BC, CANADA. No lives were lost in White Rock, but damage to the pier, boats, and waterfront was in the millions.

  • Framed 6"x 8"prints $225

  • 6"x 8"photo prints $20

  • 8.5"x 11"photo prints $30

  • 13" x 19" photo prints $80

Telling White Rock’s Storm of the Century in Pictures and Postcards

Ric Wallace, Artographer & White Rock Beach resident
Tel: (604) 259-0105
VIRTUAL EDGE COMMUNICATIONS
PO Box 75214, RPO White Rock, Surrey BC V4A 0B1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telling White Rock’s Storm of the Century in Pictures and Postcards

The historic and disastrous storm of the century on December 20, 2018 in White Rock, BC caused millions in damages but LUCKILY spared the lives of White Rock residents and visitors. As an east beach resident and participant in the Artist Walk program on the waterfront, Ric Wallace was seconds away from the action working on his computer. As the storm intensified, he could hear a loud BANG, BANG, BANG of the glass balcony canopy on a neighboring house, and with a camera always at the ready, he ventured out across Marine Drive to get a first-hand look.

While snapping pictures, Wallace tried unsuccessfully to protect his camera and lens from the salt spray and did something no professional photographer would do under normal circumstances: more than once he went into the washroom to dry his lens and camera with toilet paper and under the hand dryer. Venturing back out into the storm, he asked a stranger if she would mind if he used her back as a salt-spray shield, and he continued recording this historic happening as both stills and video. Suddenly another bystander shouted that the boats had come loose and were smashing into the pier.

 

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Wallace rushed west up Marine Drive – the promenade was too risky because of the high waves and debris littering the walkway. He captured on camera the sailboats smashing into White Rock’s landmark pier, acting as crowbars with the force of the waves and wind thrusting the vessels under and up through the pier, lifting the decking that gave the pier its strength. He also watched and recorded the successful rescue of the stranded visitor, who was cut off from the shore by the now missing midsection of the pier.

Knowing that many people would want a keepsake of this moment in history when White Rock’s over 100-year-old pier was destroyed by the Storm of the Century with a wind force likened to a Category 1 hurricane, Wallace has produced a selection of prints suitable for framing, and now has available postcard sets, time-stamped on the back indicating when the photograph was taken, showing the progression of the damage to the pier as well as the dramatic Coast Guard rescue. The waterfront restaurants Moby Dick’s Fish & Chips and Charlie Don’t Surf  both have purchased photo enlargements to display on their walls to share this historic event with their customers for years to come.

Storm of the Century Postcard Sets
$40 Set $50 Set $100 Set $125 Set
Contact Sheets Included With All Sets

The collector postcards will be offered for sale as a set to share the story of the destruction of the midsection of the White Rock Beach pier. There is a 14-postcard pack of the Storm of the Century for $30 and another pack containing the 14 storm postcards plus an additional 10 postcards of the pier and beach in its glory for $40 (before Stormageddon 2018) . There are other collector packs listed online at WhiteRockBeach.ca, which are expected to become highly prized collector items as well.
The postcard sets will come with a Certificate of Authenticity which might make these cherished items for generations to come or investments to be sold online or at auctions in years to come. These postcard sets are for sale online at WhiteRockBeach.ca and WhiteRockPier.ca. They will also be available at the White Rock Beach Gallery (WhiteRockBeachGallery.com) on the west beach waterfront, weather permitting, or people can contact Ric Wallace directly (RICco.ca).

Ric Wallace has been made famous many times for recognizing when an opportunity comes knocking. The BANG BANG BANG he heard while he was working at his computer was the UNIVERSE KNOCKING LOUDLY and telling him to get out and take some photos of this historic event. The universe also rewarded him for his efforts by telling him to register the domain WhiteRockPier.ca which had just become available Christmas morning December 25, 2018.

If climate change experts are correct in their predictions of rising sea levels and stronger storms in the future, a pier that is higher and stronger along with a higher and longer breakwater should be considered to insure that the now estimated $16.2 Million for repairs or replacement of the pier is not wasted money and effort. The White Rock Beach pier is like a part of the family and many memories are tied to it – everything from first dates, weddings, anniversaries, birthday, learning to swim, fishing or snapping award- winning sunrises or sunsets captured from the pier.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ric Wallace, Artographer – Tel: (604) 259-0105
Visit WhiteRockBeach.ca or WhiteRockPier.ca

Santa CROW & Santa Eagle Greeting Cards NOW ON SALE Online

Purchase Online – CLICK HERE

https://whiterockbeach.ca/greeting-cards/

 

 
 
 
 
 
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White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

For the Love of Crows By Sheila T

I had never paid much attention to crows. I thought they were just noisy, obnoxious pests. At least, that’s how I saw them when I lived back in Ontario. But then we moved to “Supernatural” British Columbia in 2012, and a couple things changed my mind about these black rascals.

It was low tide and we were strolling along the beach out in front of the 486-ton white rock looking for interesting stones and shells. Although I heard no sound other than the light lapping of waves, I started to get an odd sense – as if we were being followed.

I stopped suddenly, turned around and saw one lone crow following in my footsteps as I picked up and discarded unwanted stones. My sudden stop and about-face caused this crow to stop suddenly as well, and he seemed to look around as if to ask, “What’s wrong – is someone following us?” It was a comical moment and I began to wonder if there was more to crows than I’d previously noticed.

Shortly after that day, we noticed a particular crow near our own home. He had a broken beak but it never seemed to prevent him from hunting for food and having success. We named him “Brokebeak” and began throwing a few peanuts out for him and a couple of his pals.

About this time, we also embarked on an intensive walking program to both lose weight and get in better shape. Our walks would usually take us from our East Beach location heading west along the White Rock Beach promenade, all the way uphill on Oxford Street, then east on 16 Avenue into town where we would stop sometimes for a cold drink before continuing the trek back home.

What we noticed when we reached the alley leading to our home – and with still about one kilometre to go – was the sudden appearance of our new friends. I commented that they seemed to recognize us. Ric threw them some peanuts that he had in his pocket and they dove for them.

Yes, they had recognized us as we’ve since learned. They can recognize faces and they know people who are kind to crows and those who aren’t. While they can be both thieves and pranksters (more on that to follow), they also demonstrate a lot of intelligence.

They tend to follow us some distance when we go for walks – even as far as the White Rock pier or farther. Often Ric has gone out among the tidal pools at low tide with his tripod and camera, and our feathered friends will show up, patiently waiting for treats to follow after he takes his pictures.

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Our crow pals also seem to watch the house, and when they spot our car pulling out, they swoop in and fly along beside the car to get our attention. They’ll often fly along side until they get their peanut rations. And they also watch for us to return home. But we have one rule: if they’re noisy, they get no reward. Only quiet birds get treats.

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from

We don’t expect everyone to share our love of crows, but there’s no denying their intelligence and cleverness. While that might not encourage affection, it should at least afford them a bit of respect.

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
$125 all taxes included
Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

This ready-to-hang framed print is in stock and ready to purchase from

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from

SAVE $100 if you buy both of these 20″ x 28″ Acrylic Prints by ARTographer Ric Wallace


Get the WOW-Factor with these 20″ x 28″ Acrylic Prints by ARTographer Ric Wallace
Seeing these photos as Acrylic Prints is an eye-popping experience. The combination of super-vivid printing, professional-quality materials, and the depth and details of these photos creates a truly magical effect.  We have one of each of these in stock for $500 each (tax included). The above is a sunset and the photo below is a sunrise. 

Buy both for $900  (tax included).


White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

Look for Ric Wallace at the White Rock Elementary‘s Annual Winter Craft Fair

We will have a single table similar to the above setup at the White Rock Elementary‘s Annual Winter Craft Fair. Below is our waterfront setup.

WINTER CRAFT FAIR – WHITE ROCK, BC 

It’s almost that time of year again… Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at White Rock Elementary‘s Annual Winter Craft Fair. Beautiful crafts and handmade items by over 30 local artisans, vendors and students. Games, cake walk, food, prizes, 50/50, Brewnetti cafe mobile coffee truck, and professional family & children portraits by Jennifer Findlay Photography. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding for a new playground. 

The Winter Fair takes place:
Friday Nov. 17th 2017
White Rock Elementary 
1273 Fir Street, White Rock, BC
2:30 pm – 7 pm

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Ric Wallace / The White Rock Beach Gallery will be set up at the White Rock Elementary 

WINTER CRAFT FAIR  –  Friday Nov. 17th 2017

I will have a single table setup (no tents) and all
postcards and greeting cards will be for sale.

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White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

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