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Commercial Work …

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Years ago, I used to get a lot of commercial work, but through the years, it has really fallen off.  Below is an example of what I considered ” bread and butter ” style of most of my commercial work.  It was hardly ever glamorous, but it was always interesting and I learned something from the job and the people I met were for the most part nice and accommodating.   This type of work paid my rent for many years.  The first image is a scan of the transparency that I supplied the manufacturer of the pipe.  Pretty much a straight shot … I was suspended from a bucket by a crane over the guys working on the pipe.

Pipe Drill   1 _ RTP  _  SFW   19  Sept 13

Nothing great … it was what the manufacturer asked for.  Now thirty years later, you have various methods in Photoshop to turn an average image into something that is more creative and interesting.  I use a plug-in called ” Lucis ”  that has a setting that lets you run on an image that adds contrast and brings details out in the shadow areas.  I have shown it’s use in prior posts and also have shown a before and after for comparison.  Here is the image after having the ” Lucis ” Photoshop filter used on it …

Pipe Drill   1 _ RTP_Lucis _ SFW

Notice how the details in the dirt are more vivid and how the darker areas of the image are brought out more.  I had a post earlier this year that I had taken out at Fort Pickens and I showed some before and after images where I used this filter.  It really brought out a lot of detail in the shadow areas of the fort that just were dark and lifeless.  Thanks again for looking and please remember that I do all types of photography.  I am happy to discuss any project that you have, just give me a call at 850-449-1279 or send me an email.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

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September 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

Pensacola City Hall …

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These are photographs that I made of the Pensacola City Hall when it was being built back in the 1980’s … if I had to guess, I would say 1984 or 85 …


City Hall Building 5 _ 1985_RTP_SFW

City Hall Building 14_1985_RTP_SFW

The last image was made with a 4×5 view camera after the construction was completed in 1985 …


City Hall _ 4x5_RTP_6 Sept 13  _  SFW

Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

September 7, 2013 at 9:25 am