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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 ….

Happy Mardi Gras 2015 …

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Mardi Gras still-life shot back in the 1980’s on black plexiglas.  I might have to go and find me another sheet in the future, I have no idea where this one vanished.  I went and spent a week in Chicago at the PPoA’s headquarters back then in Des Plains with catalog photographer Andrew Foster from Atlanta back in the Eighties. The big rage back then was using black plexiglas for product shots.  When I got back, I went and purchased a 3 x 4 foot sheet.  It was like $200 back then.  I got my monies worth out of it because no one else in my area was using it, then every photographer went out and purchased a sheet and that was the end of that, sort of.  A lot of them had a hard time using it because they used direct lighting and the secret is using bounced lighting … I would bounce my strobes off of various sizes of white cardboard for whatever effect I was trying to achieve. You can see how the lighting in the image above is round and not flat, since I made  about a 10″ round white cardboard reflector to bounce my single strobe-light off of.  Well, that is your photo lesson for today.  Thanks for looking, and as usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated … Frank

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February 6, 2015 at 9:31 am

Calla Lilies …

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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

Depression Glass …

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My mother used to collect Depression Glassware, mostly cream and sugar pieces.  I do not know the style of this sugar bowl, but I always thought that it looked interesting.  I had started photographing all of the pieces several years back, but when I did some research and found these these pieces had not gone in value much, I lost interest and moved onto something else.  Technically, from a photographic point of views, there are some things that should have been corrected … angle is maybe too low, highlights could have been toned-down some … nothing that the average viewer might notice.  I just thought that it was an interesting design, since most of the Depression Glass design that you run across are simpler and plainer, hence the name ” Depression Glass “.  I just thought I would share this with you just to let know that I do all types of photography … Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have.  Over the last forty years, there has not been much that has not come in front of one of my lens.  Thanks for looking … Frank

One more thing, please do not forget that I have the blog of my father’s photography over at: FrankHardyMadeMyPhotographsTWO ,  so please go over there and see his photography from the 1930’s to the 1970’s.  If you are from Pensacola or the panhandle of Florida and you lived during those times, please go and see what I have put and if you like what see, please share the link with your Florida and Southern friends … maybe even a Northerner or two …Everyone is Welcome …. Frank

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December 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Hemisphere Globe …

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This globe / hemisphere represented the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City which my father and I attended when we went to the Professional Photographer’s Association National Convention.  My dad bought me this globe as a souvenir.  I have thought about doing something with it for the last 45 years and finally did so several weeks back.  Several more variations …

Let me know what you think … If anyone wants to share any of their memories from the ’64 World’s Fair, please let us hear them.  This was also the first place that Disney displayed ” It’s A Small, Small World ” … the first of many times to ride it, if you have kids you know what I mean.  Thanks for looking …

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April 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Posted in 2012, Still Life

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