Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

What happened to the last site?

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For the people out there who have been following “Frank Hardy Made My Photographs” for the past two years, I want to personally thank you for all of your comments and checking back to see what I have been putting up in the past.  As for what the reason is for stopping the other blog, it was not me, but Blogger.  Since I did not renew my domain name in a timely enough fashion, the domain was placed in “domain purgatory”  ( my phrase ).  To get my domain name back, I would have had to pay an exorbitant ( to me ) fee and the emails it was going to take was going to be a real headache.  So after a great deal of thought, I just decided to start a new blog on WordPress.  I started my photography blog Frank Hardy Photo Blog a year ago on WordPress and I  like the results, mainly because the photo is so much larger than the one’s I was able to put up on Blogger.  And the photographs are what all of this is about, right?  I am not foolish  enough to believe that people tune in to read  my ramblings.

As far as the photo above is concerned, this is a photo made back in 1951 in a parade in downtown Pensacola on Palafox Street.  How many of you out there can remember these buildings having this black granite facade?   The lady was Miss USA 1951.  I will post a link to her in another post, because she has a rather interesting history.  Below is the photo as a straight black and white with only minimal Photoshop to clean up the scratches and boost up the contrast.  The image above is run through a filter called Topaz to achieve this effect … I also use a filter called Lucis to achieve a similar effect.

The internet does not show the details that the Topaz filter brings out as well as a print does.   If anyone has any questions, please feel free to send them to me … I have gotten everything corrected, so if you do write me, your email will not get bounced back to you.  Thanks again for all your patience and I do plan on re-posting everything that I had put up on the other site in the future … that is going to take me a while because I had over 230 posts in the two years that I had that site up.

Written by Frank Hardy

June 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

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  1. Hello, Frank! I SO enjoyed seeing your photographs – I have lived here for 30 years and am a huge collector of Pensacola tourist “ephemera.” I think you would truly enjoy the old Pensacola tourism film my husband rescued from the trash pile when Vision Design closed (it used to be owned by Gulf Power). This film was created by Dodson, Craddock & Born in 1964 and is really a nice “slice of life” into old Pensacola. Here is the link:
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs!
    Robin Rowan


    Robin Rowan

    August 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    • I know who you are Robin … I have talked to you before and I bought some of your cards ( at least I think it was you ) a while back. Someone else pointed me to that clip before and it is very interesting. Thanks for commenting and I also enjoy looking at your flickr page … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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