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The Lonely Road Home … Part Two …

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Old Lady on Horseback with Joel BG _ SFW

I worked this image up differently back in February.  I liked what I had done with the image, but I wanted to change the framing and the coloring just to give another feeling to the image.  My father made the original on Kodachrome back on a trip out West we took to visit his sister in Colorado.  I was only four or five when we took the trip, so I do not remember much about any of this.  I still am not finished with it though, so you will set it again in months to come.  I still cannot get over this lady and her son traveling across this desert ( for lack of any other description ) … not a tree, house, other individuals, water, etc, etc in site.  Could you picture seeing something like this today?  I am sure that there are a few areas like this in some parts of the West, but they are probably few and far between.  Here is the one that I initially created …


Long Road Home _ RTP _ SFW _ 8 April 15

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think … Frank

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April 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm

The Trumpet Player …

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Carlos_6  Carlos with Horn _ RTP _ 2 April 15 _ SFW

I had posted some images earlier of ” The Trumpet Player “, it might have been several years ago I am not really sure.  I ran across several more that I thought that I might work up and post.  Shot on 4×5 Polaroid Type 55 film.  These are scans of the processed negatives.  I did not bother trying to clean-up the sides. as I just left them as they are.  The only problem with this Polaroid film is that it scratches very easily and has to be carefully stored, which is something that I very seldom do.  Here is one more image …


Carlos_7_ RTP_ 2 April 15 _ Desat Some_ SFW

One thing that I will say about Polaroid Type 55 film is that it was very sharp … you can see all types of scratches and marks on the horn.  It is a shame that a company like Polaroid closed down completely after they had been such a creative and dominate force in the photography industry for so long.  If you have any comments about either of these images, please feel free to comment.  Also, if you want to say anything about Polaroid, feel free,  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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April 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm