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Swimming in the Rio Grande …

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This image is one that my father made back in the 1940’s on one of his trips out West to visit his sister.  The photo was made from a bridge looking down at these kids swimming in this river … it must have been made with a wide angle lens because this negative was mostly all water and the kids were a very, very small section ( maybe about a quarter of the size of a “Forever” stamp ) of the negative.  They are sharp, since you can see their features at this magnification, and I think that you can see how much fun they are having.  What struck me was how ” muddy ” ( I did not want to say dirty ) this river is … however it does not seem to bother these boys.  Coming from Florida and swimming in the Gulf and the rivers and bays in this area, I can never remember swimming in water that looked like this.  But it sure looks like these kids are really enjoying themselves and the clarity of the water looks like the last thing on their mind … it makes me wonder if this was rain water or if it was just a lake with a sandy bottom.  Whatever … thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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October 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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Pensacola High School “Annona” Yearbook Ad …

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This is another one that I ran across years ago and set aside.  As usual, I am not sure these lovely young ladies are or for what yearbook ad this was photographed for … maybe a bakery,  since it looks as if they are eating cake.  I thought that it would bring back memories for eating in the old Pensacola High School Cafeteria.  I never went to school here, but I can remember going to this cafeteria many of times when I would go over to the school with my father.  If anyone recognizes who these girls are, please let us know … Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Pensacola High School Baseball Team …

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I have not posted any photos from Pensacola High School in a while and I came across these two negatives several years ago.  I set them aside meaning to do something with them, but never did.  They did not require much work, so I got them ready to post the other day.  As usual, I do not recognize any of the players … they were before my time.  I am not real sure of the years, but I would say early 1960’s, but they might have been 1950’s.  If anyone sees anyone that looks familiar, please let us know.  Below looks like the pitchers,  but I cannot imagine a team this size having this many …

Maybe these guys are the seniors, even though they look as if they are standing on the pitcher’s mound.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Jarrard Motors …

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This is the last of these old photos that I have posted before, but ones I have run through the Lucis Art Filter.  If you run a search you should be able to find the original photo in the first post.  I personally like the look this filter gives, however I am not going to take the time to do all of these photos.  Only the ones that have detail that this filter enhances.  Thanks for looking and as usual, all comments are appreciated … Frank

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October 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Pensacola City Hall 1950’s …

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I posted this image a while back, but this one I ran through the Lucis Art Filter.  I do not know the exact year this was, but I would guess sometime in the 1950’s.  The front of the truck on the left side might be a 1940’s model, so I do not really know or care.  This building today is the T.T. Wentworth Museum and has a lot of interesting artifacts that Mr. Wentworth collected.  He was a good friend of my father and many of the b&w photos in the exhibits were made by my father for Mr. Wentworth.  I can remember going out to the old museum that Mr. Wentworth had out on old Palafox Highway on many occasions  with my dad when he made photographs.  Thanks for looking and if you have any memories from the old Wentworth Museum on old Palafox please let us hear them … Frank

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October 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Machine at Mill …

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I do not know what type of mill, the negative envelope did not mention where this was taken.  It could really be anywhere or any type of mill.  The negative is extremely sharp and you can read all the numbers on the gauge and the lettering on the various parts of the machine.  It is too bad that the internet cannot match the sharpness and let you read the writing, but you can see the texture of the wood and metal in the image.  This image was run through the Lucis Art Filter.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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October 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

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Son Motors …

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Here is another image that I found in another ” Son Motors ” negative envelope.  After cleaning it up in Photoshop, it looked good but nothing too interesting.  So I ran it through a Lucis Art Filter to bring out all of the detail under the car, the brick wall, the attendant’s uniform and the equipment along the back wall.  I think that it gives images like this a different look and feel and makes the image more interesting to look at.   As usual, I have no clue who the man is.  I have several more images that I have put this effect on that I am going to post in the near future, so please check back.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Mount Rushmore II …

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Here is one more of Mount Rushmore that I thought that I would post.  It was made back in the early 1950’s when my father made the other that I posted some time ago.  This one I left almost full frame and did not bother cropping out the people on the bottom left … I thought that they added some sense of scale to the photo.  I also ran the file through the Lucis Art Filter to bring out the detail in the rock and the stone.  The blueish color was added by me.  No, I was not trying to make this resemble a cyanotype … I just like blue “cool” mono-colored images.  I also did not bother taking out the lens flare in the top left corner.  Thanks for looking and as usual, all comments are appreciated … And thanks for checking back … Frank

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October 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Pensacola Bay …

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One more of my favorite photographs that I ran through the Lucis Art Filter.  Note how intensified the sky becomes … I hope you enjoy.   Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Son Motors Employees …

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This is one of several Son Motors employees that I worked up recently.  I ran across this filter … Lucis Art Filter … that I purchased years ago and just put it in my photoshop filters.  I have always liked the look that you can achieve with it, it really brings out the detail in b&w images and does some strange things to color images.  I did several other workers that I am still working on and I will post them when I finish them up.  This is also the filter that I used in the above post of the inside of the chapel.  Let me know what you think … thanks for looking … Frank

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October 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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