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Frankie Ballard at The Pensacola Interstate Fair …

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This past Saturday night Pam and I went out to the Pensacola Interstate Fair to see Frankie Ballard.   I am by no means a concert photographer, but as I always say in this digital world that we live in today … If you can’t shoot’em good, just shoot a lot!!  And that is pretty much what I did.  I did not have access to the center aisle right in front of the stage, so I was off to the left as you look at the stage.  Not really much of a problem since Frankie and the boys move all over the stage.  As always, none of these images are straight out of the camera and all have been worked up in Photoshop.  So here we go …

 

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I have others that I have posted to my Instagram account if you want to see more Frankie. Here is a link to my Instagram account if you are interested.  I have been posting there and have sort of neglected my blogs, only because it attracts a different audience and I have met some people that I would never have come across with my two blogs.  One major regret that taking these concert photos made me realize is that I never carried a camera to all of the concerts that I went to in the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Back in those early days you could just wander up to the foot of the stage and hang around if there was an open spot.  There was no obstacles like “security” to stop you from taking photos of your favorite band until I would say sometime in the 1980’s.  I thought about it once or twice, but never bothered lugging a camera bag around with me … now I really regret not taking my camera because I have been taking photos since junior high school.  Thanks for looking and if anyone else was there let me know what you think.  All that I can say is that my days of being ” Young and Crazy ” are long gone … Please feel free to comment and check back.  Frank

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October 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Printed Cards …

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Here are some examples of printed cards that I recently had printed from Artifact Uprising, a printing company in Denver Colorado.  The quality and service is excellent, the customer service is very personal – which is something that you do not find these days – and their turn around time is great.  I plan on sending these out  when I receive some envelopes in the next few weeks.  Here is one more image of the cards …

 

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Same cards, just a different grouping.  I have never had an editor or someone to help me select my images … I just select what interests me.  I plan on ordering more cards from this company to promote the images from my other blog on my father’s photography,  I thought that I would have created more interest in archives and that might lead to some sales, but that has not really materialized.  So I guess that I need to beat the drum a little louder to get some more attention.  Here is a link to Artifact Uprising, so you can see all of the great products that they create.  They do a lot more than create 5×5 cards.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

 

 

 

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Written by Frank Hardy

October 15, 2015 at 9:18 am