Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category
The images that I am going to post today are from glass plate negatives that I purchased off of the Internet a while back. The first one is of a baseball team somewhere from the early 1900’s. No information about the date, team or the players … just an interesting image to me. I plan on cleaning it up and trying to colorize it at some point, but more on that later.
The team is a little short of players, but who cares? They were playing for the love of the game. Now when you watch a baseball game and you see all of the equipment that it takes to field a team, you wonder how these guys got by. I am sure that they would be stunned to see all of the helmets, shin guards, gloves, etc, etc to see what it takes to get a game going. And I am not even going to say anything about what these players are making in salaries today … you know that would probably shock them even more! Next is a couple of kids painting a brick wall …
Here is the whole glass negative scan. How about those outfits that they are wearing to paint in? I have no clue of the year here either, but I would have to say late 1890’s or early 1900’s. More on these later when I have some time to work them up. Thanks for checking back …
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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
This is a portrait that my father made back in the 1960’s … the lighting is what stood out to me in this photograph of a pretty, young girl. This photo looks as nice today as it was when it was made fifty years ago. You just can not beat a ” timeless ” portrait like this. It is a shame that you do not see this classic style of portraiture from photographers these days … a lot of what you see today is a photographer telling their subject to just go over and stand by that wall or just grab a hold of that lamp post and swing out … and look like you are having fun! Or, let’s just run around and take some pics … Thanks for looking …
These are portraits of Dr. John Venettozzi back in the 1950’s. Not exactly sure what for … maybe something for Pensacola Junior College or the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.
He and my father were good friends for many years and I have run across several files of photographs of Dr. Venettozzi that are interesting that I plan on posting in the future. As usual, all comments are welcome … thanks again for looking.