Frank Hardy Photography

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Instagram …

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Jackson Square 1_RTP  23_ 3 June 15  SFW

I have had an Instagram account for over a year, but have not done much with it until the past several weeks.  I have not abandoned my blogs … just trying to generate some new viewers for the blogs.  I have found that images like the one above seem to work better driving new viewers to my blog.  I have not posted this image on Instagram, since everything needs to be square to post.  This is obviously Jackson Square in New Orleans.  Here is a link to my Instagram account … I still do not bother with Facebook much, but I have linked both of my blogs to Facebook in hopes of attracting more viewers.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Lone Tree …

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Tree  3  _ RTP_Best _ 22  May 15  _ SFW

 

In my spare time I have been scanning some of the thousands of negatives that I have shot through the years.  Shot with a Hasselblad on b&w film outside of Havana Florida maybe 13 or 14 years ago.  Nothing really special, but at the time I thought that it looked interesting.  More to come and thanks for looking … Frank

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

Several From Ireland …

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Dingle Peninsula 1F_RTP_8 Nov 13 _ SFW

The one above is from the Dingle Peninsula and the one below was taken in a forest near Blarney Ireland.  Both were taken on a trip to Ireland Pam and I took in 2005.  I shot 25 rolls of 120 b&w Kodak film and over 1,500 digital images on this trip.  I have trying to catalog all of these images and I still have a lot that I have not posted, so you might be seeing more in the near future.  Who knows, I might even break-down and try to do a book …

 

Tree Trunk Ireland 3_RTP_27 Nov 13_SFW

Both of these were shot on 120 b&w Kodak film with a Hasselblad 50mm lens and then scanned and worked up in Photoshop.  The tree roots photo is really sharp and has a lot of detail that just does not show up on a monitor.  No telling how old this tree is and I really do not have a clue as to what type of tree it is either.  Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Labor Day.  As always … any comments and questions are welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for looking … Frank

California Dreaming …

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Calf Surfers 6_SFW_18 June 14 _ Logo

In an effort to try new techniques and stay fresh, I have been going back through some of my old black and white images and reworking them into some new pieces to show.  This is by no means the final image and I am sure that I will change it a half a dozen times before I find something that I like.  However, since I have not posted much lately, I thought that I would throw this up and see if I get any comments.  I have seen this ” posterized ” effect used in Photoshop, but never bothered to try anything with it.  I have so many b&w images that I have scanned through the years, I thought that I would  see what I could come up with.  Stay tuned and please check back … Frank

PS – This image was taken just south of San Francisco back in 2000.  We were driving down to Monterrey and had just turned on the Pacific Highway or whatever the road is called that skirts the Pacific Ocean.  We just came upon this parking lot and there were all of these surfers out in the water.  Shot with a Hasselblad and 50mm lens on TMAX 100 film.  I must have shot 20 rolls TMAX and have posted a lot of them already.

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June 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Calla Lilies …

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Calla Lillies_Matte _ SFW

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter 2014 … I made this image of the calla lilies many, many years ago.  Shot with a Hasselblad and 80 mm lens on Kodak 120 T-Max 100.  I posted an image of three lilies when I first started this blog around three years ago.  I shot three rolls and various combinations of arrangements of flowers and only posted the one.  This one caught my eye and the negative was fairly clean, not requiring much to get it ready to post , so there you have it.  I wish that I could say it was more complicated than that, but it is what it is.  Thanks for looking and I hope you have a safe and happy Easter … Frank

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April 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm