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Western Waterfall …

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Out West _5x4_RTP_26 April 16 _ SFW

 

Shot on 4×5 Kodak film years ago.  And this image is sharp.  I had forgotten about this image until I ran across it a week or so back.  I have others from this area that I am going to scan and work up to post.  I have been busy with other projects over the last few months and I have ignored my two blogs in favor of Instagram.  I have mentioned my Instagram before … frankphardy … and I do not plan on giving up on these blogs and will get back around to posting on them more in the future.  Thanks again for looking and please check back with me … Frank

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April 26, 2016 at 6:29 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

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

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

 

 

 

 

New Image Composite With My Images From The Past Thirty Years …

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10x8 Image Composite_29 Dec 13_Flat _SFW

I have been thinking about creating a composite with several hundred of my images, but I have not been able to figure it out yet … but no worry, it will just take me a while.  The major problem I have with so many images is the images are so small and hard to see … this one is scaled to a 20×16 normally and the images are small, but viewable.  I think that there is 55 to 57 images on this frame.  If you click on the image, it should show it by itself without my copy, which is how I will present it in the future.  The images should not be pixelated, however, I am not sure.  I want to create one with around 250 of my images, and if I include some of my father’s, I could put 500 to 500 images into one composite.  I have set some ambitious goals for myself this coming year … mostly just trying to get all of the types of work that I have created in the past from weddings to portraits to commercial work, etc, etc.  Thanks for looking and let me know what you think … Frank

UPDATE:  If you click on the image above, or for that matter, any of the images on this blog or the blog that I have of my father’s photography … the image will be brought up in a new screen.  If you hold down the ” control ” key at the bottom far left of your key board, along with the ” + ” key on the numbers line, next to your ” Backspace ” key, the image on your screen will increase in 25% increments.  So if you hit the ” + ” two or three times, the composite will enlarge and you will be able to see the images clearer and they were not pixelated, since I started of with large files before I reduced them down.  I hope that helps you … this works with all images on all computers, both PC and Apples.  If you have a problem, please ask … Thanks for looking … Frank

My father’s blog address is :  FrankHardyMadeMyPhotographsTWO.com

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December 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm