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Nurses At Sacred Heart Hospital In The 1940’s …

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Nurses By Flag_RTP _ SFW

Staying in the 1940’s, I scanned some prints that my father had made at the old Sacred Heart Hospital.  The three that I am posting are ones that I just scanned in the past several days … mostly because they did not require too much Photoshop work to get ready to put up on this site.  This first one has always been interesting to me and for some reason or another I have just never gotten around to scan it.  The next is a group of nurses on the steps out front of the hospital …

 

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Note all of the ivy on the walls out front of the hospital and also notice the round globe lights … I do not think that I have seen these before, maybe I have but I just do not recall at the moment.  The last one is of the nurses in the nursery with a newborn …

 

Nurses in Nursery _ RTP _ SFW

Notice the ” S C ” on the nurses pocket that stands for ” Sister’s of Charity “, the order that ran the hospital.  I wish I had more information to share with you about these images, but maybe someone out there might recognize some of the nurses in these photos and know something to share with us.  I will say that these images from the 1940’s and earlier are all prints that I scan … that accounts for the color of the images, which I think is interesting.  I could take the color out in Photoshop, but for some reason I like the color and tone of the images.  I will not necessarily that they have aged this color as much as I believe some where printed on a ” warm ” tone paper.  The images that are more black and white might have been printed on a ” cold ” tone paper.  Thanks for looking and if you know anything about any of these images, please feel free to comment.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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

Personal Composite Over At Frank Hardy Photo Blog …

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10x8 Image Composite_29 Dec 13_Flat _SFW

This is a little self-publicizing on my part … I have been working for the past several weeks on some composites of my photography and I am creating one for this site.  My problem is trying to figure out how to create a composite with several hundred images.  I am embarrassed to say how many hours I spent working on the one above and I do not think that I have 60 images on it !  It is a lot harder than it looks and I am not at a point where I have  everything sized the same and all lines parallel and perpendicular.   But putting it on a black background helped cover up a lot of mistakes and errors.  I think that most people that come to this site know who I am and know my background, but I seem to be getting new viewers as time goes by and most are not from this area of the Panhandle of Florida.  So most are not familiar with my own personal work.  Here is a link to my site :   FrankHardyPhotoBlog.com 

Thanks for looking and for all of the viewers that are new, thanks for taking the time to look and view this site.  Go over and see what I do personally and if I can ever be of service, please reach me through either site.  I very seldom use Facebook …. I still have not been able figure it out … Too many things that I do not like: the ads, the layout, the size of your image / images, I could keep on going, but I am going to stop there.  Sometime next year I plan on trying to work it in with both of these blogs, since I know I could reach more people and make more contacts.  For now … Stay out of trouble and have a Happy New Year … Frank

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December 30, 2013 at 10:13 am

Fiesta of Five Flags 1954 …

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Fiesta 195_  1_RTP_15 June 13  _  SFW

Here are some images from 4×5 color transparencies that I ran across and forgot that I had found.  I actually had found them 10 years or so ago, but they were so discolored that I did not want to bother to post them.  I figured out how to color correct images in Photoshop several years ago, but never ran across the transparencies until just recently.   I am not sure who any of the people on the float are, but I know that the float is some where on Palafox Street.  If you look real close on the right hand side of the image, you can see the front of the Municipal Auditorium way in the background.  I am not sure what the building is directly in back of the float, but I am sure that someone out there can tell us …   Here is another float that was in line before this float …

Fiesta Court 1954_RTP_SFW_16 June 13

And then here is one of the King and Queen of the Fiesta …

Fiesta King and Queen_1954 _ RTP  _  SFW

These scans could have used some more work because if you look close, you can see some very small dust marks in the sky and on the costumes.  But for this blog they are not that noticeable.   I am going to post below an original scan of one of these transparencies, so you can see how much they had discolored through the years ( almost 60 to be exact ).  However, with the creation of Photoshop you can almost bring back any image to it’s original color and brilliance.  Here is the original scan …

Fiesta Court 195_No Correction_RTP_SFW

Some difference …  If anyone knows who any of the people are, please let us hear from you.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

A Before and After …

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I thought that I would show a before and after photo, so you can see what I start out with and then what I do in Photoshop.  My father made this image from a window across the street from what I call the old Masonic Lodge.  It was located above what at the time was White and White Men’s Store, which later became Douglas Allen, which is now Vinyl Music Hall.  In the photo below, I removed the telephone lines from above and I cropped the image to focus on the San Carlos Hotel.  This photo was made around 1955 … note the covered bus stop in the lower right of the photograph.

And here is one that I cleaned up that shows more of the  surrounding area … note that the two-story  building in the back left  of the image is the old Pensacola Catholic High School on the corner of Garden and Baylen Streets.

On the bottom view, you can see up Palafox up to the Southern Bell Tower, which is about four blocks up.   When I first found this negative, I was only interested in the San Carlos Hotel.  But after I got to looking at the whole image, I saw how much of downtown Pensacola is included in the image, I thought I would just re-do the image and show the whole frame.  If anyone has any stories about the San Carlos or downtown Pensacola during this era, you are welcome to comment.  Thanks for looking …

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September 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

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