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Hawaii …

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Here are some random photos from our trip this past November.  Thought that I would just post them and come back later with some comments and explanations.  Here we go …

Honolulu from over at Queen’s Beach by the Aquarium.  Took the photo and the worked it up as a painting in Photoshop for something different.  I was not planning on commenting but just felt the urge ….

The Mokes in the distance. Lanakai Beach on the island of Oahu.  Across the island from Honolulu.

Blue Hawaii in honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday 8 January, which was yesterday.  Elvis loved Hawaii. Stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Hotel.  They still have the Elvis Suite that you can rent and no, I did not bother to ask the price.

The Hilton Hawaiian Hotel at the Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach in downtown Honolulu.  If you look closely you can see the ghost of Elvis waving to you on the top left balcony.

The Duke Kahananoku statue on Waikiki Beach.

Just some random beach on the North Shore…

Could not end this without a surfing photo.  This was taken at the Van’s World Surfing Tour at Haliewa back in November.  I will post more later. You can go to my Instagram (@frankphardy) to see a lot more.  I have been posting mostly to it, the reason that I have not posted anything for the last few months to any of my blogs.  It just seems easier and I seem to attract more viewers than I have ever reached with my blogs.  But I am not going to abandon them because there are some thing I want to accomplish with them.  Please feel free to comment and ask any questions that you might have.  Until next time ….

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January 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Seattle and the San Juan Islands …

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Greetings … I’ve been busy the last month or so and I missed posting anything in December.  In fact, that was the first month that I missed posting since I started this personal photography blog.  The above photo was taken on a trip to Seattle at the Pike Street Market last month.  I have a lot of images that I am shifting through and will post in the months to come.  Most are just a bunch of random “grab” shots that I thought looked interesting at time, but I know that I have a handful of award winners … that is joke, pitiful as it is.  This was my first trip to Washington and it is a beautiful area.  We really had a nice time, even though it was short.  Here are several more  …

 

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This little church was at a winery on San Juan Island just up the road from Friday Harbor.  I cannot remember the name of the winery or the exact location, but it was only a few miles up the road from the actual harbor itself.  The last photo is of the Lime Kiln Lighthouse on San Juan Island.  It is located only a few miles from Roche Harbor …

 

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This is just a tight crop of the entire image that I posted on my Instagram account.  The island in the background is Canada and I think that is the island that Victoria is on.  I plan on doing something more with this image … different crop, border, framing.  Not sure what at this point.  Thanks again for looking.  I have a lot of other random images from this trip and from the few days that we spent out on Pensacola Beach at Portofino.  Hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays, we did.  Looking forward to seeing what 2017 has in store. Stay safe and please check back … Frank

Delchamps in Downtown Pensacola …

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This photograph of the Delchamps grocery store in downtown Pensacola at the corner of Garden and Baylen Streets was taken by photographer Charles Cottrell sometime around 1920 or so. My father worked at this store sometime in the late 1920’s or early 30’s.  His mother ran a boarding house on Garden Street where Gulf Winds Credit Union is today.  He also played for their basketball team and I have a group photo of the team over at the other blog I have, which is about my father’s photography.  The building is still there today, but it has been converted to office space and is a bank currently.  Look at all of the oil stains out front of the store … I guess pressure washers have not been invented when this photo was taken.  Also, you have to wonder the people’s drive ways looked like during this time since cars had only been in existence for twenty or thirty years when this was made.  This photo is part of archives at UWF in the basement of the library that is available for anyone to search through and download.

Which brings me to my next point, I have started to give some of my father’s negatives to Dean DeBolt and his staff for archiving.  If you read my blogs, I mentioned several years ago where I have given thousands of his negatives to the Pensacola Historical Society.  The Historical Society is now part of the UWF Historical Trust.  I went out and talked to them earlier in the week and gave them some negatives that my father had taken of Florida Governor Dan McCarty in Milton Florida back in 1952.  As time goes on, I am going to be donating more, so stay tuned.  Go check the UWF Archives and see all that they have.  I am adding a link for the site here.

Thanks for looking and as usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated … Frank

Printed Cards …

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Here are some examples of printed cards that I recently had printed from Artifact Uprising, a printing company in Denver Colorado.  The quality and service is excellent, the customer service is very personal – which is something that you do not find these days – and their turn around time is great.  I plan on sending these out  when I receive some envelopes in the next few weeks.  Here is one more image of the cards …

 

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Same cards, just a different grouping.  I have never had an editor or someone to help me select my images … I just select what interests me.  I plan on ordering more cards from this company to promote the images from my other blog on my father’s photography,  I thought that I would have created more interest in archives and that might lead to some sales, but that has not really materialized.  So I guess that I need to beat the drum a little louder to get some more attention.  Here is a link to Artifact Uprising, so you can see all of the great products that they create.  They do a lot more than create 5×5 cards.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

 

 

 

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October 15, 2015 at 9:18 am

One More Reagan Photo …

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It clearly looks that Reagan is enjoying himself as he works the crowd in Pensacola.  Look at the little boy that is stretching his hand out to Reagan … I am sure that Reagan shook it and I bet that kid did not wash his hand for a week.  I still have a few more of these that I will post later.  If anyone has any idea who this kid is, let me know.  Just email me who you think or know it is and I will give him one of these photos for his scrapbook.  I am sure that this kid ( I called him little Johnny in an earlier post ) is upset with our Iranian Nuclear Arms ” Deal “.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

PS – If anyone recognizes any of these people in any of these Reagan photos, please let me know. Thanks … 28 Oct 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some More of Ronald Reagan at Pensacola Regional Airport …

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This one looks like he is just arriving and getting ready to walk down toward the platform where, but he has already spoken and is getting ready to enter the plane and leave.  However, we won’t tell anyone.  I very seldom show full frame images, since a lot times I have the wrong lens and cannot frame the image the way that I would like to have it composed.  I do not have an issue with going back and cropping the image to cut out all of the worthless parts that really do nothing to improve the image.  Here are a few more images that have not been shown or published prior to today …

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Reagan is in the center of the bottom of the frame … how about those signs, especially the one that reads ” Free Our Diplomats “, what is that all about?  Oh, I guess you must have forgotten about the Iranians taking our diplomats hostage at the US Embassy in Tehran and holding them hostage for over 444 days. Yes, little Johnny, that is well over a year that our citizens were held hostage in Iran.  You are right again, little Johnny, our current politicians ( I am not mentioning any names here ) sure must have forgotten that episode as they negotiate with the current regime in Iran and will allow them to have nuclear materials.  And yes, little Johnny, Iran can then go and build their own nuclear bombs and yes, we are also going to give the Iranians 100 billion dollars to further their cause.  No, little Johnny, they promised that they they would not use the nuclear materials to build bombs … just like Germany signed a treaty ( The Nonaggression Pact of 1939 )  with England before World War II and Germany promised not bomb England and Russia.  And well, Germany lied to England and Russia and invaded Poland in 1939.  Yes, little Johnny, Hitler lied and broke the agreement, but we know that the Ayatollah would not do that besides our Secretary of State believes him.  No little Johnny, we do not need the 100 billion dollars that we are going to give Iran, we have enough money to help our veterans and the less fortunate and all of the illegals that come to the United States … we have enough money for everyone.  No little Johnny, there is not enough for you to go to college for free, but as smart as you are, I do not think that you need any more of an education.  I wish our leaders were as smart as little Johnny.  Enough of that … one more of Reagan –

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I have more of Reagan that I have to work-up before I post and I still will post some of him speaking.  If anyone was here at the airport that day, I would like to here about your experiences.  I did not know anything about it until WCOA mentioned it around 8:00 am that morning.  It was nothing like they do now days.  Thanks for looking and please check back …Frank

PS – Please go and check me out on Instagram … FrankPHardy.  From some reason it would not allow me to use FrankHardyPhoto or FrankHardyPhotography, so I had to use my middle initial.  I have come in contact with a lot of people that I would not have from my blogs and I do not really like Facebook all of that much.  I get tired of all of the sayings and the photos of what people are eating and drinking.  Thanks again …

Italy …

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These are from a trip to Italy.  I am going to leave out the commentary, mainly because I do not have anything to really add.  Enjoy the view …

 

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I like all of these, especially the black and white of the Italian coast line.  However, I want someone to explain to me how the guy above does this … power of prayer???  I have a lot more I will be posting from Italy in the future, so please check back.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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July 28, 2015 at 6:43 pm