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New and Miscellaneous Work ….

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I have not been posting much on these blogs since I post to Instagram.  I am at @frankphardy on Instagram for those of you that might be interested and see what I throw up on it.  I seem to attract more attention there that I have on this blog.  But I do not plan on getting rid of this blog since I have had it so long.  Here are a few new images and several that I have reworked. Enjoy …

I am sort of all over the place with these images from California to Ireland to Memphis to back to California and I started it off on Pensacola Beach.  Thanks for looking and please check back, I have some concert negatives that I have acquired from back in the 1960’s and 70’s that I plan to post in the near future.  Don’t forget to go to my Instagram feed … @frankphardy … and see my work there.  Feel free to comment and thanks for looking ….

Some More From Ireland …

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It is hard to believe that it was ten years ago this time of July that Pam and I were over in Ireland.  I am still going through my file and coming up with new images to work up and post.  No, it is not because I take such great photos … it is because that I take so many of them!!!  I think that I made over 1600 digital images and I think that I shot close to twenty-five rolls of 120 b&w film with my Hasselblad.  The one regret that I have is that I wish I would have taken more photos with people, sort of like character studies that I made of the Irish musician playing the flute outside of the train station.  Here are a few more and these are all that I have not posted before …

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On the last image of the Irish Times sign, I removed a video camera and a light that I thought took away from the image.  It seems that every where you go in the world today there are going to be video cameras and you see that in a lot of the movies.  If you throw a candy wrapper down in a major city today it is being video-taped, so you better watch out and find a trash can and not liter.  That is about it for me … I have not forgotten my blogs, but have been occupied with other things lately..  One thing that has gotten my attention has been Instgram.  Here is a link to my page and there are a lot of photos that I have posted here, but not all.  I have been adding images from my father’s blog with photos he made from the 1930’s to the ’60’s, so that I do not have to bother with two Instagram accounts.  That is it for now … thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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July 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Seven Nights in Ireland …

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Here are a few more from years back.  I have four hard drives that I cannot get to turn on, so I have been going through discs that I burned and stored.  Lucky for me that I did that … I have not burned any discs lately I am ashamed to say.  Yes, I know, I have gotten lazy with my computer ” house-work ” and I need to get back in the habit.  A few more that I ran across and cleaned up …

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The top image was a pub front in Cork and the bottom three are from a bed / breakfast in Galway on Lower Salthill Road called the Saint James.  Thanks for looking and if anyone has any questions or comments, please let me hear them. Please check back … Frank

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May 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Irish Musician …

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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

The Cinco Banderas Collection at the Artel Gallery …

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The image above shows a photograph that I made at Blarney Castle in Ireland several years ago that was accepted in the general exhibit of the Cinco Banderas Art Show at Artel in downtown Pensacola Florida.  I was downtown earlier today and stopped by and made some images of the overall show and then of my print.  The gallery is located in the old Escambia Count Courthouse building at the corner of Palafox and Garden Streets.  The show will be up until December 6, 2014.  The phone number to the gallery is 850-432-3080 if you want to call for information.  I also took several overall views of the exhibits / gallery for your viewing enjoyment …


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Thanks again for looking and if you any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them.  I might get around to posting a few from Halloween tomorrow if I feel like carrying around a camera when we take Lukas trick-or-treating.  Last year he was the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, but he did not want to bother with me taking his photograph, so I did not post anything.  Hopefully this year he will let me take some of him … he is going as Steve from Minecraft.  Stay tuned …

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October 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Several From Ireland …

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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 …


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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

One More Irish ” Painting ” …

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This is the Warrick Hotel in Galway Ireland.  It is located on Lower Salthill Road, I believe.  We did not stay at this hotel, if my memory is correct, it is located down the road from a Bed and Breakfast that we stayed at called ” The St. James”.  This hotel is only a block or two from the Atlantic … I regret that I did not wonder inside to take a look around when I look at this image.  It looks like a place that you would find in France on the Riviera … at least from photos that I have seen.  I have a slew of these type of images that I think would look interesting using this technique and when I have some spare time I am going to do a few more.  Sometime I will get a few printed on canvas and show you how they look.  Thanks for looking and let me hear from you … Frank

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December 15, 2013 at 10:39 am