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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

Re-Worked Images …

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Lonesome Highway 1_SFW_9 9 14

This is the original scan of a 35mm Kodachrome transparency that my father had made back in 1954 or 55, on one of his trips out west to visit his sister.  She was an RN who worked in Los Angeles at the Cedars of Sinai Hospital.  I have no idea where this stretch of road is, but I have often wondered.  Sometime in the future I hope to do a photobook of his images from the trips that he made out west in the 1950’s and 60’s.  This is one that I titled ” Road To Nowhere “, however that can always change as usual for me.  I just thought it would make an interesting cover for a book.  Very seldom do I ever post the original scan … I just thought that I would for reference sake.  The next one is the re-worked  image where I have added a texture matte / screen to the image.  I still might change the color to make it look more like a tinted image.  The judge is still out on that one.  He is the re-worked image …


Lonesome Highway 1  _ Better_9 Sept 14 _Overlay _ SFW

The texture screen is very subtle and does not seem to show up that well once I resize and reduce the image quality for internet usage.  You do know that if you click on any of the images on this site ( or the ones over on my father’s site that I created ) that the image will open up on a new page by itself and I am fairly sure that you can enlarge the image.  This image should be over on my father’s photography blog that I have, but some people that I talk to do not know about the two.  There is a link to it on the right-hand side of the page, but apparently a lot of people either do not know about the link or do not want to click on the link not knowing where it might take them or to what kind of link it is.  I can understand that … I have started to print some of these images to get back into selling some.  It has been so long that I have sold anything off of either site  that I have almost stopped mentioning it altogether.  I have some other photos from Graceland, Memphis and North Mississippi that I have ready to go and will post in the near future.  Also, I have some casual senior girl images that I plan on posting just to remind the mother’s that I do all types of photography and not just head and shoulder photos for the yearbook etc.  Thanks for looking and please let me hear from you if you have any questions or comments … Frank





South Florida Sunset …

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South Florida 1977 _ 6x4_RTP _ SFW

South Florida sunset on Kodachrome back in 1977 on a trip to the Keys to go scuba diving.  I have been scanning some old transparencies from my father’s file and threw in a handful of mine while I was at it.  I have a lot of transparencies in file folders that I have been planning to scan, but just have not felt like taking the time to start.  It is not the process of scanning, but the arraigning, sorting and cataloging of all of the scans that is so overwhelming to me.  I also have been scanning 120 b&w negatives.  When I started scanning 4 or 5 years ago, so many of the scans were made at a small resolution … I did not realize that I needed to scan at a higher resolution and image size to get a better file for printing.  I know, I know … I should have known better, but at the time I was doing what I thought was correct.  However, I will say that I learn something new every day and it is not as bad as it sounds once you get going.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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April 4, 2014 at 9:27 am

Reflection …

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Boat House Reflection _ RTP_29  Mar 13

I have been busy with a lot of other work lately and I have not posted anything on this site this month, but I have scanned a lot of images ( like this one ) that I made thirty-five years or so ago.  I have been working on organizing my files and all the the images from the other site of my father’s blog that I have, but it has been overwhelming with the volume that I have.  None of this has been cataloged correctly and I have been working on this for some time now … but hopefully I will be able to put my hands on something when somebody asks in the future.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

PS – This reflection was taken at a boathouse on Bayou Chico back around 1975 or 76, after thinking about it, after I had written my post above.  And so I did not feel like taking the time to re-do the above post and just added this post-script.

Written by Frank Hardy

March 29, 2013 at 11:21 am