Frank Hardy Photography

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More Scanning …

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Sunset 1_6x4 _RTP 2 _29 June 15 _ S F W

I have been trying to organize all of the slides that I have, along with my negatives and then I have all of my father’s negatives that I need to archive, so I have not been posting much on either of the blogs.  It is hard to believe that we are half way through 2015 already … Christmas will be here before we know it!  This year I hope to make an effort to sell my prints along with my father’s images of old Pensacola for Christmas gifts.  I have not sold any the past few years, but this year and for future years, I want to try to make an effort to sell prints.  If there is something that you are interested in and have questions, please contact me directly and I will be happy to discuss your needs.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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June 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

Instagram …

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Jackson Square 1_RTP  23_ 3 June 15  SFW

I have had an Instagram account for over a year, but have not done much with it until the past several weeks.  I have not abandoned my blogs … just trying to generate some new viewers for the blogs.  I have found that images like the one above seem to work better driving new viewers to my blog.  I have not posted this image on Instagram, since everything needs to be square to post.  This is obviously Jackson Square in New Orleans.  Here is a link to my Instagram account … I still do not bother with Facebook much, but I have linked both of my blogs to Facebook in hopes of attracting more viewers.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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

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

A Few More Scenic Images …

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IMG_9686 Home in Snow 1 _ RTP _ BW 2 _ SFW

Doesn’t this just want to make you move to South Dakota?  Not me … even though it looks like it might be fun for a few days.  Notice the animals way in the distance.  At least if they get out, it is not like they are going to get out on the highway and get hit or cause a wreck.  Next is one more of an old house in Charleston.  This was down several blocks from where we were staying … I still have a lot of variations of this place …

 

IMG_1136  Old House _ 8x8 _ RTP 2 _ SFW

I very seldom use frames on my images and I have a accumulated a lot of them, along with textures, I have been seeing what I can come up that adds something a little different to these images.  The first image was taken by my friend Bud Lovoy and I made the second.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 16, 2015 at 5:24 pm

The Long Ride Home …

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New Tex BG _ 10 Jan 15 _ Layers Blur_10x8 _3 _ SFW

 

I just titled this ” The Long Ride Home ” for lack of anything better and it really does look like a long ride home.  This image was shot on 35mm Kodachrome back around 1957 or so.  The scene is somewhere out in Oklahoma, not exactly sure where.  Whenever I look at this image, I image it being around 1870, not in the 1950’s.  I have some other slides from this trip and I will go and see what I can find out about the location, etc.  The one thing that I can almost say for sure … it was hot.  I mean the 110 degrees in the shade type hot, so it must be 130 degrees and I do not see a tree in site.  Their faces are in deep shadow, so I do not have in detail in the faces.  Let me know what you think … I have a lot of these types of images that I plan on doing something with, I just have not figured out what.  Thanks for looking … Frank

PS – I had initially titled this image ” The Long Road Home “, but after looking at it for a real long time I never could find the road.  So I just changed the title to the long ride home for obvious reasons.

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January 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm

The Pacific Ocean …. On Black and White Kodak Film …

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Pebble Beach  5 _Flat_Lucis_19 Jan 15 _SFW

This was taken back in 2000 out at Pebble Beach California with a Hasselblad on Kodak TMax100 … there is a word that I have not used in a long time – Kodak.  It is hard for me to believe that there is no longer Kodak film for professional photographers.  If you would have told me that in 2015 you could no longer buy a roll of film from Kodak ( except on EBay … what’s EBay? ) back in 1985, I would say that you are crazy.  Back then, Kodak was the number one vendor at any photography trade show that you attended … their booth / display was front and center when you entered the trade show.  Every attendee to the trade show walked around with a yellow Kodak bag carrying all of their literature from all of the businesses in the trade show.  In fact, I wish that I still had one of those yellow Kodak plastic bags for old times sake.  I can remember when Ilford started giving Kodak a run for their money and photographers started walking around with those black and white Ilford bags.  Sorry, I did not mean to ramble on … Thanks for looking and I have a few more of these scans to post in the future … Frank

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January 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm