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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

 

 

Horse Racing at Churchhill Downs …

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IMG_0080  Horses and Sign_5x5_9 May 16_Watercolor_ SFW

Here are several more horse racing images that I worked-up last night.  I saw a poster in Louisville this past weekend that I really liked and thought that it added a different / interesting look to an image that was already interesting.   Taking a break from working up people photos, I thought that I would experiment with some horse-racing photos.  These filters are under the “artistic” menu in Photoshop and I have seen where the watercolor filter gives an interesting effect, so that is what I have been using.  I still have a long way to go with these and there are a lot of combinations that you can run on the image.  Here is one more …

 

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This one is going to take more work until I can get it the way I like it.  Notice how the number “12” horse is completely in mid-air.  I hope that you enjoy these and if you have any comments, please do.  The next few posts will be from Churchhill Downs, so I hope that you enjoy horse racing!  Thanks again for looking ad as usual, all comments are appreciated ….

2016 Kentucky Derby …

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IMG_0117  Paddock Area_10x10_RTP_11 May 16 _SFW

Pam and I went to the Kentucky Derby this past weekend as guests as some friends of ours.  We had a great time with 167,000 of our best friends! No, I did not get a chance to personally talk to everyone, but I tried my best.  The image above is one I made in the paddock area between races.  You are going to see a change in some of my photos … I am going to try to get a more illustrative look to them.  I saw a poster / card while in Louisville that I liked and then that little light-bulb went off … it was done in Photoshop!  That got me to thinking ( I know that is a stretch ) that a lot of average, mundane looking photographs can be turned into something interesting … as in the image above.  We will see where this leads.  A few more I worked up from Churchhill Downs …

 

IMG_0033  And they are off_5x5_9 May 16_Watercolor_SFW

IMG_0029  Horses with Walkers 1 _Blur _ 5x5_11 May 16 _SFW

I have a lot more that I plan on experimenting with, so bear with me.  Let me know what you think about what I have done, so please feel free to comment.  If you were in Louisville and were at Churchill Downs and what to share your experiences, I would love to hear them.  Thanks for looking and please check back.  I have been on Instagram more the past year and have ignored my blogs a little, but I plan on plugging away with them.  I have of lot of new images to post and I will in the future… Frank

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May 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Hank’s Seafood in Charleston …

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IMG_1206 Hanks _ 10x8 _ SFW Hank’s is a restaurant in Charleston on Hayne Street, a block off of Market Street.  I am not going to bother posting a bunch of food shots, since I am not a food blogger … I am going to post a couple of the building that I thought looked interesting.  The first is one of the side of the building showing the sign …   IMG_1252  Hanks Sign _ RTP_SFW The next is one of my ” oil ” painting-type images … the original image was a drawing that someone had done in pencil and I took it and reworked it in Photoshop.  I use the ” smear ” tool in Photoshop to give it a painted looked, plus I run it through several other art filters that I have purchased for Photoshop.  Here you are …   IMG_5613 Hanks Seafood _ Adj _ 19 Jan 15 If you ever get to Charleston, you owe it to yourself to go to Hank’s for dinner … I put a link to their site earlier in the post.  I have some more of Charleston that I will post later, so that is all for now.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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January 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

The Sale and Licensing of Images …

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Destination Pole _ RTP_4x6 _SFW

 

All of the images on this site are available for sale or for licensing.  I allow the use of my images in two ways:
CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE

With Creative Commons you are free:

To Share: Copy, Distribute, and Transmit the image
To Remix: Create Derivative works of the image

Under these conditions:

Attribution: Attribution to Frank Hardy or Frank Hardy Photography must be made along with the image.
Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances. For clarity on what defines commercial use, please see the Sample Accepted Uses below.

SAMPLE ACCEPTED USE OF THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE:

Blog Post describing a trip
Online article discussing photography
A website for an online project about the use of photography
An individual using an image as a desktop background for the computer monitor

LICENSE TO COPYRIGHT

‘Commercial Use’ regarding the use of images online or offline is defined very broadly. The determination of commercial or non-commercial use is based on the contextual use of the image. The determination is NOT based on the tax-filing status of the entity using the image nor on whether or not a financial transaction takes place.

Commercial use of my images is allowed only if expressly granted by Frank Hardy Photography.  All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee. My fees are based on the following criteria.  There are no exceptions to this.  Please contact me if you have a question :

Media – print, web, television, outdoor, etc.
Distribution Size – number of copies printed, viewing audience size, exposure (regional, national, international)
Length of Use – 1 year, 2 years, etc.
Prominence of Display – 1/4 page, 1/2 page, full page, spread, front cover, back cover, home page (online), interior page (online), etc.

All licensing inquiries should be sent to: frank@frankhardyphotography.com
SAMPLE USE REQUIRING A LICENSE TO COPYRIGHT:

A marketing campaign for a commercial entity
A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity
A background image for a website by a corporate / non-corporate business
License to create an individual print for use in a private home

If you have any questions what so ever regarding any of the above information, you can contact me with the email listed above. Or I can be reached
on my cell phone at 850-449-1279.

Thank you for your time and consideration …

Frank Hardy

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March 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm

One More Photoshop Painting …

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Boot and Spur _ SFW_ Feb 2014 Impres 4 _Smear Fin

Here is another of my Photoshop paintings that I finished yesterday.  I still want to get the program Painter by Corel and use it to paint in the future.  I had bought the program eight years or so back, but it really has a steep learning curve, for me anyway and I never could get a handle on how it works.  But, I would have to buy a new computer with more memory and I have been putting that off.  So for the time being, I am just going to keep using my Photoshop method and work on different techniques that I have read about.  If you have any questions, please ask … I am happy to share what I have learned and please check back … Frank

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February 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

Tex …

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IMG_4082 Cowboy Hands_2   _ Oil 2_Blur_Border

Another one of my Photoshop paintings … I named this one ” Tex “.  Actually, it was taken at a rodeo Pam and I went to in Chumuckla several years ago.  I have been trying to organize one of my hard drives and I thought this might lend itself to this style that I have been creating lately.  I have several weddings that I photographed recently and I want to throw them up in the next week or so.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy December / Holiday Season for 2013.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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January 8, 2014 at 10:28 am