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The Royal Baby …

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IMG_0900 Baby Feet _ SFW _ 24 July 13

Well, no, this is not THE ROYAL BABY, Prince George Albert Louis or whatever, but to his parents and grandparents he sure is!  I came across this image the other day when I was going through my files looking for something and thought that I would put it up.  This type of thing was popular seven or eight years ago, however I have not had a call for this style of baby photography for several years now.   Thanks for looking and please keep me in mind for all types of baby photography … Frank

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July 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Pensacola CHS Crusader Knight …

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IMG_9372 Jacob on Beach 2_Retouch 2   _SFW

Here are several photographs that I made for the Pensacola Catholic High School Charisma 2013 yearbook.  It was a terrible looking afternoon in November when I made these photographs … I was surprised that it did not rain while we were out on Pensacola Beach.  Below is an image made at the Cross on Pensacola Beach.  The Cross Statue commemorates the site of the first church service in the New World.  Most people forget that the Spanish established the first settlement in Pensacola, I am not sure how many years before St. Augustine.  But, bad weather and a host of other problems caused the Spanish to abandon their settlement here, making St. Augustine the first permanent settlement in the Americas.  Here are several more images …

IMG_9288 Kneeling 3_Lucis_RTP 2 _ SFW

IMG_9380 Jacob ob Beach Best _Border_SFW

IMG_9378  Minor Adjustments and Retouching_B and D Done_10  July 13  Border 2_5x4 _SFW

I have several more variations of these photos and when I get them worked up, I will post them.  I take so many images for the yearbook and they only use a few of them, I thought that I would start sharing some of the “out-takes” with you.  Thanks again for looking and as usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated … Frank

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July 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Children’s Summer Portraits …

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Theresa_RTP_Frame_13 July 13 _SFW

Here are several portraits that I made of a few children in the last month or so.  The one above has had a border added to it, but the color is natural.  The color of the three portraits below has been adjusted for effect and I have added  borders to  two of them.  I have not been a big fan of color shifts in the past, but they seem to be very popular because you see them everywhere.  I thought that I would try a few out and see what type of comments I get.  They are not too drastic and they do give the portraits a different look …


IMG_0744  Elle 5 _ Good  _Color Efex Blue_SFW


IMG_0845 Neighbor Girl 1 Best_RTP_Nik_SFW


Let me know what you think about the looks.  Even though I have been digital for eleven years now,  I have been slow to embrace a lot of the Photoshop “actions” as gimmicky.   So many photographers seem to use them to enhance mediocre images and I never wanted to jump on that bandwagon.  Thanks again for looking and please keep me in mind for all your portrait needs … Frank

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July 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Happy Fourth of July 2013 …

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IMG_0866 Lukas with Sparklers 2_RTP _SFW

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July.  Here are several of Lukas made several months ago … he loves sparklers!  And believe it or not, he is actually very cautious with them.  No bad accidents … Here  is one more …

IMG_0861  Lukas with Sparklers_RTP _SFW

Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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July 4, 2013 at 10:24 am