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An Afternoon At Pensacola Beach …

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IMG_3337  Boy in Water_ RTP _Cropped_2B_Liq _SFW

This post is just some miscellaneous images that I found on a disc that I had burned back in 2005.  It started off as a commentary / rant to other photographers about being careful when backing up their images on portable hard drives, but I am still thinking about how to write it.  So, I just decided to post these images that I found on a CD that I burned back in August of 2005.  They are not great images by any means, but they show what you can create out of just some average images.  The one above is just a kid standing in the water with a life jacket on.  The texture of the water and the sand make this image interesting … obviously the life jacket on the young boy makes his shape look odd, but it is what it is. However, I did try to smooth out the lines with the liquify tool in Photoshop and I think that the life-preserver does not look as bulky as before.  The next one is of an oriental lady sitting on a bench at the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier …

China Woman_ Lucis_4x6 _ SFW

Running this image through the Lucis Art Filter really brings out the texture of the wooden bench, the pattern in her blouse, the texture of her straw hat and the water in the background.  Below is the original image, sort of, that I made …

IMG_3311 Lady Fishing 1 _ SFW

As you can see it is nothing special, but with some cropping and some adjustments, you can turn an average looking image into something that is more visually interesting and appealing.  Below is one more of people on the beach.  Nothing great either, but the late afternoon sun is what really creates the photo …

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Here is another view of the beach of the beach at sunset.  This last image is one of a little girl at the water’s edge shot from above.  I altered the colors to give the sand a blue tint, just to make the image more interesting …

IMG_3352 Blue Kid on Beach _ Lucis_RTP_4x5 _SFW

I have a few more posts almost ready to go from events that I shot a month or two ago, so please check back and please let me hear from you.  When I have time to sit and write, I will tell you about the problem that I have with my back-up hard drives.  It has been extremely frustrating because I have eight or nine years worth of images backed-up on these hard-drives.  Stay safe and please check back … Frank

 

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July 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Happy Fourth of July …

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Ground Zero _ 10x8 _ 15 May 14   _  SFW

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July.  I went back to my July 4, 2010 post and saw where I had posted this image before.  I do not like to recycle images, but this has always been a favorite of mine.  This is the front of Morgan Freeman’s bar Ground Zero Blues Club  in Clarksdale Mississippi.  I made this image back in 2005 and after going to the bar’s web site, a lot has changed to the front of the bar.  Gone is the flag and the neon sign in the window … maybe some drunk college student grabbed the flag and hung it up in his or her dorm room.  I cannot believe that it has been four years since I first posted this image.  Check back and if anyone out there has been to Ground Zero and wants to share their story with us, feel free.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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July 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm