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Colorizing Black and White Images …

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This image is an uncropped scan of a glass negative that I have.  As usual, I have no clue who the children are or where this photo was taken or the year.  Next image is the cropped image.

 

Here is my first version of the image after I cropped the image and then worked it up in Photoshop.  I flipped the image before I started coloring the image …

 

There still are a lot of areas that I need to improve and I plan on doing some more in the future.  I plan on colorizing a few of my father’s old photos, especially the one of the old San Carlos Hotel in downtown Pensacola, but that will is going to take some time to do.  The cars, people and details of the building will have to be done individually and those will take time.  The next image that I am doing is another glass plate that I have scanned of an unknown baseball team from back in the early 1900’s.  Thanks for looking.  As I have mentioned before, most of my posts are to my Instagram account so please go and check it out – @frankhardyphoto  I believe is how I have it listed.  If not, just search Frank Hardy Photography and my account will pop up.  Thanks again for taking time to look and please feel free to comment and ask questions.

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July 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Glass Plate Negatives …

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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.

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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 …

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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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August 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

Licensing and Sales of Images …

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All of the images on this site are available for sale or for licensing.  I allow the use of my images in two ways:
CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE

With Creative Commons you are free:

To Share: Copy, Distribute, and Transmit the image
To Remix: Create Derivative works of the image

Under these conditions:

Attribution: Attribution to Frank Hardy or Frank Hardy Photography must be made along with the image.
Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances. For clarity on what defines commercial use, please see the Sample Accepted Uses below.

SAMPLE ACCEPTED USE OF THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE:

Blog Post describing a trip
Online article discussing photography
A website for an online project about the use of photography
An individual using an image as a desktop background for the computer monitor

LICENSE TO COPYRIGHT

‘Commercial Use’ regarding the use of images online or offline is defined very broadly. The determination of commercial or non-commercial use is based on the contextual use of the image. The determination is NOT based on the tax-filing status of the entity using the image nor on whether or not a financial transaction takes place.

Commercial use of my images is allowed only if expressly granted by Frank Hardy Photography.  All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  My fees are based on the following criteria:

Media – print, web, television, outdoor  etc.
Distribution Size – number of copies printed, viewing audience size, exposure (regional, national, international)
Length of Use – 1 year, 2 years, etc.
Prominence of Display – 1/4 page, 1/2 page, full page, spread, front cover, back cover, home page (online), interior page (online), etc.

All licensing inquiries should be sent to: frank@frankhardyphotography.com
SAMPLE USE REQUIRING A LICENSE TO COPYRIGHT:

A marketing campaign for a commercial entity
A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity
A background image for a website by a corporate / non-corporate business
License to create an individual print for use in a private home

If you have any questions what so ever regarding any of the above information, you can contact me with the email listed above. Or I can be reached
on my cell phone at 850-449-1279.

Thank you for your time and consideration …

Frank Hardy

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March 31, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Personal Composite Over At Frank Hardy Photo Blog …

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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

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December 30, 2013 at 10:13 am

Spring Portrait …

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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 …

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April 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

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The Maestro …

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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.

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January 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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