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Pensacola CHS 2015 Senior Prom …

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IMG_2931  Candid Girls _ Color Balanced_SFW

Several weeks ago Pensacola Catholic High School had their Senior Prom down at the Pensacola Museum of Commerce ( I still think of it as The Transportation Museum ) and I went down to take a few photos of the King and Queen.  I was early for the walk-out and made some random photos of the kids dancing and having fun.  Here are a few random images and several of the king and queen …

IMG_2897 Candid Girls 2  _ SFW

IMG_2935  Crowd   _ Lucis  _ SFW

IMG_2959  Candid Girls  _ UTO_ SFW

IMG_2960  Good Candid Girls  _ UTO _ SFW

IMG_3032  Prom Crowd   _ SFW

IMG_3038  Senior Line _ SFW

IMG_3049  K and Q Dancing _ SFW

IMG_3062  King and Queen _ Ex _ SFW


There are a handful of photos for you to view … I have more here on my Zenfolio site if anyone is interested in viewing them,  I should have posted these sooner, but I have been busy with other things and have ignored by blogs the last several weeks.  I have several posts ready to go and I will put them up this week.  Thanks for looking and if anyone has any questions or comments please ask … Frank

Pensacola CHS 2015 Hall of Fame …

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Hall of Fame Composite  _ SFW_ Logo

Several weeks ago I attended the Hall of Fame ceremony over at Pensacola Catholic High School and took photos.  I am posting a few here on my blog, but you can go to my Zenfolio   site and see the various photos of the winners and their families.  The photo above is a composite that I created and it can be purchased as a 5×7 full frame.  The rest are cropped 4×6 size.  Here are a few more random photos …

IMG_2612  Crowd _RTP _SFW_Logo

IMG_2609 Sister and Mr Manning_SFW_Logo

IMG_2638  Sister Hartnett and Medal_SFW_Logo

IMG_2634  Manning Group 1 _ SFW_ Logo

IMG_2749  E and H in Library _ SFW

These are just a few random photos that I resized to put here.  If anyone has any questions and comments, please ask.  Thanks for looking and congratulations to everyone selected to be in the CHS Hall of Fame.



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March 12, 2015 at 8:30 am

Spain …

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Narvaez Spain with Border and Matte _ SFW

I can not remember where this photo was taken in Spain, but I want to say Malaga.  This is just one of several that I created after I cleaned up the original image … I will post some others in the near future, but I have several from CHS that I am going to post in the next few days.  Thanks for looking … Frank

UPDATE:  Several people have commented on this photo and I am going to post the original image for a comparison.  I believe that I have posted it earlier with other photos from Spain and North Africa that I made back in 1972.  Here you are …


Spain _ Narvaez _ RTP _ 10 Feb 15 _ SFW NL

Yes … I know, I know.  How can you go from this to the other?  But it is very simple and only one word – Photoshop.  Now let me say this, it took me a long time to figure out the way to do it, but if I can figure it out, you can also.  Thanks for asking and for those of you really interested, let me know and I will be happy to tell you how it is done.  Please keep your comments and questions coming … Frank

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March 11, 2015 at 11:40 am

Irish Musician …

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Dublin Musician 1 _ ReWorked _ 10 Mar 15 _ SFW

This flute player was outside of the Pease Street  train station in Dublin.  I have posted several other images of him but never this one.  I have added a link to the station and it shows the front of the train station in real time, so maybe if you watch it long enough he might show up.  One of the nicest guys you would ever want meet, but to be perfectly honest with you … a little of the flute playing goes along way with me.  If anyone has ever run across him, let me know. It would be interesting to know if he is still around.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Sports Cars …

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Back in the early 1980’s, I had a friend that was always buying and selling sports cars, boats, etc, etc … about the only thing of his that I never photographed were planes and that is not to say that he did not have any.  I ran across this print and contact sheet when I was looking for something else.  I wish that I could put my hands on the negatives and the rest of his files, but I must have lost those when Hurricane Ivan destroyed the building that I was storing a lot of negatives and prints in. The contact sheet shows a Ferrari, Pantera  and Aston Martin out front of his house over on Pensacola Beach …

Deans Cars _ RTP _ SFW

People talk today about shooting lots of images, but I used to burn up film … I would usually shoot a roll on each sequence of images.  I processed and printed all of my film and I was fairly careful, but I could always manage to end up with dust / scratches on some of my frames.  So, I always tended to shoot more than just a frame or two on a set-up.  Next is an 8×10 of the Pantera in this photo.  Back in the the 1970’s, you could by a Pantera new from a Lincoln-Mercury dealer for a little over  ten thousand dollars.  I knew several people who had gone out to the local Lincoln-Mercury dealer in Pensacola, Astro, and purchased Panteras.  Here is one photographed out at NAS Pensacola …


Pantera _ RTP _ 3 Mar 15 _ SFW

If anyone wants to share their Pantera memories here, please feel free, but remember that this is a family oriented ( sort-of ) blog, so try to keep it clean.  Here is a Wikipedia link to the history of the car.  Feel free to Google ” Panteras for sale ” to see what they sell for now, but I have to warn you … you had better be sitting down when the prices pop up.  I have some more miscellaneous mess that I will be putting up in the next few days, so please check back.  Thanks for looking ,,, Frank

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March 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm