Frank Hardy Photography

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California Dreaming …

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Calf Surfers 6_SFW_18 June 14 _ Logo

In an effort to try new techniques and stay fresh, I have been going back through some of my old black and white images and reworking them into some new pieces to show.  This is by no means the final image and I am sure that I will change it a half a dozen times before I find something that I like.  However, since I have not posted much lately, I thought that I would throw this up and see if I get any comments.  I have seen this ” posterized ” effect used in Photoshop, but never bothered to try anything with it.  I have so many b&w images that I have scanned through the years, I thought that I would  see what I could come up with.  Stay tuned and please check back … Frank

PS – This image was taken just south of San Francisco back in 2000.  We were driving down to Monterrey and had just turned on the Pacific Highway or whatever the road is called that skirts the Pacific Ocean.  We just came upon this parking lot and there were all of these surfers out in the water.  Shot with a Hasselblad and 50mm lens on TMAX 100 film.  I must have shot 20 rolls TMAX and have posted a lot of them already.

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June 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

” I want to be just like Silverman when I grow up ” …

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” I want to be just like Silverman when I grow up ! “ …  thought the little boy walking by.

That is my title for this photo … I took this photo with my Nikon F3 on TMAX film back in 2000 on a trip Pam and I took to San Francisco just to go and say we went.  And we were not disappointed !!  As for as this photo goes, I gave Silverman a ten and told him I was going to take a couple of random shots and he said take all I wanted … a ten got me a lot.  I told him thanks for his generosity and he said like-wise.  I only made 7 or 8 frames and they all were like this, except with different people in the background and the no people.  The image that I printed is a different one with just a guy walking away in the background, but it had the street-light framing Silverman better.  But when I was going through my negative, I liked this one and scanned it, cleaned it up in Photoshop and then ran it through Lucis Art Filter.   After having been photographing all of the street people in New Orleans for so long  … it is nice to see some in other cities.  However, New Orleans is just a rest stop for all of these street ” actors ” on the road to their true Mecca … KEY WEST.  I will share a few of those when I scan some old negatives and transparencies in the future.  I also want to share a story of the ” photo that got away

So as Ron Burgundy would say, if Ron were a photographer … ” Stay sharp, Florida, and if you cannot stay sharp … make it so out of focus that  your viewer will have to wish they were drunk to figure it out ”    And as Jerry Seifeld might say … ” Comedy is a dangerous job, leave it to the professionals, Frank.  And by the way, I do not claim to be a professional photographer, so I expect the same consideration “  With that said … I will.  Thanks for looking and I promise no more attempts at comedy for the rest of the year …  But, you will have to wait to see what next year will bring.  Thanks for looking,  Frank

PS –  If I did not give proper credit to the Jerry Seifeld quote above, or if I improperly misquoted or implied, or if he just wants his name removed from this blog post, I will understand completely and will do so happily.  This does not require legal action.  Frank

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December 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Alcatraz Prison …

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This is another photo of Alcatraz that I made on out trip to San Francisco back in 2000.  The prison was interesting to tour and to hear the history of the island / prison.  But the boat ride to the island across San Francisco Harbor was the real high light of  the tour … I could have ridden on the boat for several hours and never gotten tired!  Thanks for looking … FRank

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February 3, 2013 at 10:37 am

Pebble Beach 17-Mile Drive …

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Pebble Beach 4  _ SFW_21 Dec 12

One more from my files.  This is another from the trip we took to San Francisco back in 2000.  This is before I went digital, so this is from a 120 b&w negative scan.  This is looking out over the Pacific by the Pebble Beach Country Club on the Seventeen Mile Drive loop that is one of the prettiest drive that you will ever take.  When we were standing at this park where this view is located, I looked around and out of a crowd of two busloads full of people, Pam and I were only people speaking English … everyone else was Japanese!  Or what sounded like Japanese to me.  The world is truly getting smaller … Thanks for looking.  Frank

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December 30, 2012 at 11:05 am