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Some More From Ireland …

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The Duke_5x5_RTP_1 July 15 _Blog

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 …

Door of Dublin _ 5x5_29 June 15 _ RTP_ Blog

IMG_0484Grafton Street Cleo_29 June 15_ Blog

St Elmo Sign _ 5x5 _ RTP _ 1 July 15 _ Blog

Irish Times Sign_5x5_RTP_1 July 15 _ Blog

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

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

Ronald Reagan Aboard Leadership 80 …

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Reagan at Plane_Image Printed_11_WIP 3_7 May 15 copy_ SFW

In September 1980, Ronald Reagan made a stop at the Pensacola Regional Airport aboard Leadership 80.   I have posted a few images earlier of Reagan speaking at the podium speaking, but I had not posted any of boarding the plane to leave.  The reason was that I could not find the negatives.  Until yesterday.  I ran across them looking for some other negatives that I had misplaced.  It is only about 25 more negatives and they are nothing earth shattering … no Pulitzer Prize winners.  However, he still became President of the United States and he was in Pensacola, so that has to amount for something.  Right?  I cleaned these two negatives up and posted them as a teaser.  I know that there are a lot of people who loved him and these show him in a good mood and  to me, very favorable.  It is going to take me a while to get them all cleaned-up and ready to post.  Here is one more of the crowd around the plane …

 

Crowd at Reagan Plan 1 _ RTP 2_ 7 May 15  _ SFW

I have enough images to get several posts out of all of the negatives and I hope to hear from some people that were there.  Not very many comments were received from the other post, so I am hoping that these will get a better response.  I am also going to post something on my other site and maybe that might get some more responses.  I do not believe that I did that with the other post.  It is going be a little before I get around to getting them ready to post, so please be patient.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Twelfth Avenue Fire …

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Studio Fire 18  _ RTP _SFW

Over at the blog that I have about my father’s photography, I posted about the fire on 12th Avenue that destroyed the block that his studio was in back in 1975.  There are somewhere between 15 and 20 photos that I have collected  about the fire.  I very seldom have a post that links over to his site because I try to keep his work and mine separated.  I have a link to his site on the side bar, but a lot of people that go to either site do not relate the two.  If anyone happened to be there when 12th Avenue burned and wants to comment, please go right ahead … I am interested in all comments.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

A Few More Random Ones …

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When I say random, I mean random.  The only real thing that they have in common is that I have taken them over the last eleven or twelve years.  I have been going through some old CD’s that I burned and have selected a few.  Let me know what you think …

 

IMG_0408  Green Cross _ RTP _ SFW

IMG_0488  Red Door Ireland _ RTP _ 1 May 15 _ SFW

IMG_2968  Mexican Wall _ RTP _ 1 May 15_SFW

IMG_8565  DAR _ 1 May 15 _ RTP_Lucis _ SFW

IMG_9336 Davenport Hotel Ireland _ RTP _ 1 May 15 _ SFW

Like I said earlier, the only thing that these images have in common is that I made them.  It is a shame that the image on the computer screen does not show how pretty and colorful the actual images are when printed.  I have been busy with other things lately and have neglected my blogs in the last few weeks.  Luckily, I have lots of images worked up … it is just sitting down and posting them.  I know I should add more comments, but the sad truth is that I do not have an interesting commentary to go along with the photographs.  Thanks for looking and I will be back … Frank

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May 1, 2015 at 1:05 pm

The Lonely Road Home … Part Two …

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Old Lady on Horseback with Joel BG _ SFW

I worked this image up differently back in February.  I liked what I had done with the image, but I wanted to change the framing and the coloring just to give another feeling to the image.  My father made the original on Kodachrome back on a trip out West we took to visit his sister in Colorado.  I was only four or five when we took the trip, so I do not remember much about any of this.  I still am not finished with it though, so you will set it again in months to come.  I still cannot get over this lady and her son traveling across this desert ( for lack of any other description ) … not a tree, house, other individuals, water, etc, etc in site.  Could you picture seeing something like this today?  I am sure that there are a few areas like this in some parts of the West, but they are probably few and far between.  Here is the one that I initially created …

 

Long Road Home _ RTP _ SFW _ 8 April 15

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think … Frank

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April 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm

The Lonely Road Home …

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IMG_9441  Lonely Road _ RTP _ 14 Feb 15 _ SFW

I could not decide if I should call this ” Aren’t You Glad That You Live In Florida ” or ” The Lonely Road Home ” and I decided on the lonely road theme.  Notice how the ice on the windshield really makes the photo, otherwise it would just be some out of focus car lights on a miserable road out in the middle of no where.  The lights were smaller and I enlarged them so they would be more interesting.  I believe this was Wyoming, not exactly sure.  I have some more from Spain that I am going to post in the next day or so.  Thanks for looking and let me know what you think …. Frank

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February 14, 2015 at 9:50 pm