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California Dreaming …

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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

California Dreaming …

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Back in 2000, Pam and I flew out to San Francisco for a week.  We drove down south to Monterrey and Carmel.  Then took a trip to Napa Valley.  This was before I went digital, so this is a scan from a Hasselblad b&w negative.  We found this area as we headed out of San Francisco, heading south on US 1.  Do not remember the name of the area, but the parking lot was full of cars and surfers.  I took several rolls of 120 and have never printed any, but I have scanned several.  When I find them, I will add them to this post later.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to organize my  personal / professional files better and to catalog all the negatives of my father’s that I have accumulated and posted over at:  FrankHardyMadeMyPhotographs.com .  I have a link on the side that will take you that and and you can see what I have put up there.  It has been up for almost two years and I have over 170 posts on the site.  I am really proud of my Photoshop “restoration” skills and what I have been able correct and fix.  Take a look over there and check back here, I am going to try and post images on a more regular basis that I have in the past.  Here is another photograph I made at the same time as the one above,

Thanks again for looking and if anyone recognizes where this spot is located, please let me know.

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January 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

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