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The Lonely Road Home …

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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

The Little Photographer …

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This is our granddaughter, Payton, who lives in Atlanta and she received a camera for Christmas from her Uncle Lee.  She took it with her on our trip to Charleston and I made a series of photographs of her using her new camera.  She started looking at everything in a different way and things that would have not gotten her attention, suddenly became interesting.  And at four, a lot of what we adults take for granted since we have seen all of these things for decades, now become a new discovery for her … like these fire sprinkler hook-ups ( just my term, since I do not know what the firemen technically call these …  ) .  Now, I am going to start my series of photographs of Payton that I have simply titled … The Little Photographer …

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The little photographer is now on Market Street in downtown Charleston South Carolina when she spots a willing subject that gets her attention.  However, before she put the camera up to her eye and takes the portrait, she decides that she needs to study her subject a little more closely …

 

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Luckily for Payton, her subject is very patient and let’s her get close, so she can capture the most flattering angle to insure an award – winning portrait.  OK, she thinks that she has the best angle to flatter her subject …

 

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Now comes the easy part … pressing the shutter.  Luckily for you viewers I was able to get her father to forward the finished image to me, because I felt that it would not be fair to the readers to leave them without the pleasure of viewing Payton’s portrait of ” Chester the Horse “.  So without further ado,  here’s Chester …

 

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Doesn’t this just want to make you  give Chester a big ole nose rub or pat?  Excellent portrait, Payton!  Who knows where this image might take you … international acclaim, photo-journalism, commercial photography, most definitely animal / portrait photography!  Well, that is my little bit of fun for New Years Day.  I hope you enjoyed my little series ” The Little Photographer ” … Please check back and let me hear your comments … I will forward all photography / modeling assignments to her mother in Atlanta and to Chester at the Charleston Carriage Company, but I think Chester will most likely decide to keep his day job.  Thanks for looking and Happy New Year … Frank

Pensacola Catholic High School 2014 Varsity Baseball Team …

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I photographed the Pensacola Catholic High School Varsity Baseball team for 2014 last week and wanted to put a link to the team photo along with the individual photos of all of the players.  You can order them through my Zenfolio site and your order will be mailed to your address in 3 or 4 days.  I also photographed the junior varsity team and I will add them to my Zenfolio site in a few days.  The link will take you to my site and then you scroll down on the right hand side to find the folder.  There are also photos from several football games and from the Homecoming festivities back in October.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me through this site.  My cell phone number is 850-449-1279.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Navarre Beach Florida …

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We have been staying at Navarre Beach in a condo these past few days that Jenna has rented on the Gulf.  It is a quad-plex right on the Gulf … park your car at your front door and walk up the stairs.  When you stay at the condos that you will see later, you park your car in a huge parking lot, carry your things to the elevator and wait for it to get to you to take you to your floor.  Now, don’t get me wrong, the condos are very nice and all have a gorgeous pool area for you to relax by, but you still have to walk a long way and carry your stuff before you get to your unit.  Enough about that … I do not know what these ” destination ”  poles are called, if someone knows, please tell me.  This one is almost directly across from the unit that we were staying in and I thought that it looked interesting.  I did not bother taking a camera, so all of these images were made with my old iPhone and were worked up in one of the many apps that I bought when I first got the phone several years ago.  Needless to say, I use only 3 or 4 of the twenty or so that I purchased.  The next is a view of of the back porch over looking the Gulf …

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I ran it through a HDR app that I seldom use to see what it would look like and did not bother to save the original images used to create this image.  Not bad, but too over saturated for my taste, but at least you get an idea of the view.  This area does not have all of the spring breakers that Panama City and Ft. Walton Beach get because there is not much for the college students to do … Navarre Beach  has only one beach bar – Juana’s  Pagoda – and it is on the Sound and not on the Gulf.  The place is also a restaurant and serves good food.  The next two images are panoramas that I took while I was standing on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.  The first is from the end looking back toward the beach …

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The next shows the beach looking to the east …

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The last is just a shot of the condos next to the pier …

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The long one is the Navarre Beach Regency and it is gorgeous.  It is a condo, but there is a realty agency there on the premises that rents out the owner’s units for them.   The name of the realty is the Island View Realty.  If you have any questions, please call and ask for information on all of their rentals at Navarre Beach.  That is all I have for now … thanks for letting me indulge my iPhone photography skills or lack there of, I guess it depends on how you look at it.  If you have any questions or comments, please ask and I will be happy to share what I know about the Florida Panhandle … Frank

Wyoming in Snow …

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One more Wyoming snow scene …

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March 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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Bisson in Snow …

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Bisson in Snow _Hardy Brush _SFWWyoming in winter.  I have a whole series of these type images that I have been working on and plan to post in the future.  I will be back with some more wedding photos along with these scenics in the next few days.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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March 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm