Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Re-Worked Images …

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Bay Bridge _Plat and IR _ 4 Oct 14 _ Texture

No … I have not been in jail … or the hospital … or have I died …. I have just been busy with other things over the past few weeks and have not been posting any images recently.  One thing that I have been working on lately is re-working some of my images and putting a textured overlay on them.  I am surprised at how much you can change the look and feel of an image by just adding some texture in Photoshop.  The  ” old-school ” way was to do it in printing on textured paper, but you were also very limited by the few printing papers that you could select or by running the finished print through a texture-creating machine.  I have been doing some reading and found a technique that I that would be interesting and am starting to create some new images from old images.  The image above of Pensacola Bay around 1950 is an image that I thought would lend itself well to texturing and I think that it succeeded.  Also, a gift to my viewers, this image is an 8×10 full resolution sized file.  So if you want to down-load the file ( right click and Save as … ) you can make a print to keep.  Just call it an early Christmas gift.  Most of all of the other images on this blog are sized for the web for easy loading and viewing … nothing bothers me more than having to wait minutes for images to load because the photographer was not considerate enough to resize the image or images.  As usual, all comments are appreciated and welcomed.  Please check back, because I forgot to mention that I have been doing some scanning a lot of new negatives.  Thanks and please check back … Frank

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  1. That is just so very cool. Well Done.
    You should get a photo of down there now, because in a few short years it will all change again. Never know when history becomes history. I remember down there from the 60’s Pate’s Bat and service station were Landry’s is, Shrimp boats docked, many abandoned at the inlet next to the trestle. Hobo Island being more overgrown. And Florida Highway Patrol where Marine Patrol is, and up the hill the L&N Railroad Caboose graveyard.


    Bill Jordan

    October 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    • that should be Pate’s Bait shop and service station


      Bill Jordan

      October 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    • I was thinking about that the other day and might try to, but it will be a while because I have been busy lately with some things. I do not remember Pate’s at all as just a bait shop. I do remember the Gulf gas station that was up at the top of the hill on Gregory Street … that might have been Pate’s Service Station like you mentioned.There used to be a midget that worked there and worked at filling your car with gas. I wish I could remember his name and wonder whatever happened to him when Pate’s closed. I have never heard of Hobo Island. I can remember the Wayside tables and sheds on the east side of the road before you went over the Three Mile Bridge. I am sure that this photo was made before they built that. Thanks for writing and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      October 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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