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Downtown Pensacola 1970’s …

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This is one of the better photos of downtown Pensacola from back in the 1970’s that I have.  Looking south down Palafox Street standing in the median just north of where Gregory Street crosses Palafox, you can see all of the way to the end where the old Municipal Auditorium used to be located.  The City bus transfer station is where the Martin Luther King Plaza located today.  And you also have a nice view of the San Carlos Hotel, which at the time this photo was taken ( 1972 ), was still open for business.  St Michael’s Catholic Church is just north of the hotel and I can remember going to the old hotel where the bride’s family would rent a suite for them to get dressed in, since St Michael’s did not have a reception hall or any accommodations for the bride to dress.  Times have changed …   Thanks for looking and please check back.  If anyone out there can remember getting dressed or assembling at the old San Carlos Hotel before a wedding at St Michael’s, I’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to comment.

Mick …

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Mick_5x5_RTP_30 June 16 _ SFW

Mick meets Andy … at least for me anyway.  Mick and the the Stones were playing at the LA Forum back in 1970 when this was taken.  I have a Pop Art app / program that I ran the image through after I had scanned a 35mm negative  I am able to change the colors in the program … I like the dark blue background and red Mick top left and I like the yellow Mick and light blue background on the bottom right.  The two green Micks need some work and I know that I will change them.  As I always say – Life is a work in progress!  I have a series of images that I have put together and plan on letting them meet “Andy” like old Mick here, not implying that Mick is old, but you know what I mean.  Let me hear your comments and thanks for looking … Frank



Western Waterfall …

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Out West _5x4_RTP_26 April 16 _ SFW


Shot on 4×5 Kodak film years ago.  And this image is sharp.  I had forgotten about this image until I ran across it a week or so back.  I have others from this area that I am going to scan and work up to post.  I have been busy with other projects over the last few months and I have ignored my two blogs in favor of Instagram.  I have mentioned my Instagram before … frankphardy … and I do not plan on giving up on these blogs and will get back around to posting on them more in the future.  Thanks again for looking and please check back with me … Frank

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April 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Pensacola Catholic High School Basketball …

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Cheerleaders _10x10_RTP_6 April 16 _ SFW

Here are some photos that I took at a basketball game at Pensacola Catholic High School back in the late 1970’s.  The boys and girls basketball teams played Pensacola High School this night.  I cannot remember who won, but it was a good two games.  I thought that I would just start it off with one of the CHS cheerleaders and I will move on the the basketball games next.  Since I cannot remember anything about either game, I will omit the running commentary and just post the photos.  I will start with the girls and then post a few of the boys.  Enjoy …


Boys Team 1 _ Good Enough_6  April 16 _ SFW

Boys Team 3 _10x10_RTP_6 April 16 _SFW

Girls  Team  12_10x10_RTP_6 April 16 _SFW

Girls Team 10_10x10_RTP_ 6 April 16 _SFW

There are other negatives in the envelope that I might clean-up and post later.  If anyone has any clue who any of the players are, please feel free to comment.  I want to say that these games were played in 1979, but I am probably wrong.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

More Scanning …

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Sunset 1_6x4 _RTP 2 _29 June 15 _ S F W

I have been trying to organize all of the slides that I have, along with my negatives and then I have all of my father’s negatives that I need to archive, so I have not been posting much on either of the blogs.  It is hard to believe that we are half way through 2015 already … Christmas will be here before we know it!  This year I hope to make an effort to sell my prints along with my father’s images of old Pensacola for Christmas gifts.  I have not sold any the past few years, but this year and for future years, I want to try to make an effort to sell prints.  If there is something that you are interested in and have questions, please contact me directly and I will be happy to discuss your needs.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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June 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

Twelfth Avenue Fire …

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Studio Fire 18  _ RTP _SFW

Over at the blog that I have about my father’s photography, I posted about the fire on 12th Avenue that destroyed the block that his studio was in back in 1975.  There are somewhere between 15 and 20 photos that I have collected  about the fire.  I very seldom have a post that links over to his site because I try to keep his work and mine separated.  I have a link to his site on the side bar, but a lot of people that go to either site do not relate the two.  If anyone happened to be there when 12th Avenue burned and wants to comment, please go right ahead … I am interested in all comments.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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