Frank Hardy Photography

Ladder on Building …

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I just wanted to put something up, since I have not posted anything in several weeks.  We went up to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia the past ten days or so.  I did not take very many photos, but I will post a few that I made later.  This photo was one I shot 25 years or so ago … this ladder was on the back wall of the old Winn Dixie building off of 12th Avenue and I walked by it everyday for 15 years or so when I took out the trash.  I had just bought a new 4×5 Sinar F2 view camera and decided to try it out on this ladder.  Not a great or interesting shot, but it just shows how much is out there waiting to be photographed if you only take the time to slow down and look.  The color and tones in the print itself are very pretty and they are what make this print what it is.  I only have one print for myself of this image ( it is only an 8×10 ) and I am going to have to find the negative and make me a 20×24 or larger for my wall.  The texture of the wall is also what adds to ” charm ” of the photograph.  I do not keep any technical info on any of my processes … I have had several people email me and ask developer type, time, temp, paper type, toner, etc, but I never bothered to keep notes on any of it.  If you do have a question about any of this, please ask and I will be happy to explain my ” technique “.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

July 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

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  1. I love photos like this, simple, cool lines and shades. textures. kind of industrial. …..AND I wish that Winn Dixie was till there!. It would be my neighborhood grocery instead of Barnes…..!



    April 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • Bill – I made this image with an old 4×5 Calumet view camera that my father owned. I walked by that ladder for 10 or 15 years when I would take the trash out. The print I have is nice because you have the texture of the building from the late afternoon sun and the lines of the ladder are interesting … all of that does not come through in this image for the web, but it is all there in the print / negative. Thanks for the comment – Frank


      Frank Hardy

      April 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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