Archive for the ‘Wall Art’ Category
I posted this image over on my Instagram site and a lady identified this scene as the clock tower in Bern Switzerland. She goes by ” TrueColorChrome ” on Instagram and her specialty is colorizing black and white images. Here is a link to her web site and she is truly an artist. The work she does is amazing and people do not realize how time consuming the process is. She was also the one that located the city and country that this was taken. It was one of three negatives that I purchased from an individual on Ebay, of which two of the images I have already posted ( the market / street scene post one or two posts back ) . The next several photographs were taken in Paris before WW II…
The photographs were taken on Rue Royale in Paris. From what I been able to assume from looking on Google Maps and some other sources, the photographer might have been standing in the middle of Rue Royale and took the first photograph. Then he turned 180 degrees and took the second photograph. I was able to enlarge a sign on the right hand side of the image which read “Chrisofle”. This business is located on Rue Royale and here is a link to the Chrisofle web site ( it sells silverware ) and a map showing it’s present day location. I did run across a photo of this Rue Royale taken after WW II and the building across the street from this business had been completely destroyed. And the amazing thing to me was that the building at the end of this street was not bombed by the Nazi air raid. Now I doubt that the Nazi raid did not do this on purpose, because it is widely known that it did not bother Hitler if important buildings, museums, etc were destroyed or not. There is nothing special about either image other that the fact that they were pre-WWII and the seller was not asking much for them. I am surprised what seller’s are asking on Ebay for some unknown individual’s personal photos. I have seen amateur’s negatives going for thousands of dollars and they are nothing more than just random views of nothing … I have always said ” Just because it is old, does not make it gold ” .
That is it for now … If anyone has ever been on the above streets in Bern Switzerland or Paris France ( not Kentucky or Texas ) and would like to comment, please feel free. My Instagram account gets me way more views that my blogs have ever received and it is easier to access. So please feel free to see what I post on it and to leave a comment. Thanks again for looking and I am going to try to get back in the habit of posting more frequently in the future. For now … stay safe.
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Online article discussing photography
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Media – print, web, television, outdoor etc.
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Thank you for your time and consideration …
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
And that would be me … I had these framed images on display in a restaurant in downtown Pensacola that closed recently. There are around twenty of these framed prints and I am looking to sell them. Most are 16×20 prints, matted to 20×24 with a black metal frame and glass. A few are 20×24 prints, matted to 24×28 and framed in black metal. There are also one or two 11×14’s matted to 16×20 and framed the same way. Here is one more print …
These two just happen to be from parades, but some of the others are the San Carlos Hotel, Aerial view of downtown Pensacola in the 1950’s, etc, etc. You can call me on my cell phone at 850-449-1279 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to tell you what I have printed and obviously all of the images shown on this site can be printed and framed. Below, is an example of a print mounted on canvas … I know I have shown these before. but this is one I received back from the lab on Friday that I thought looked very well done. The first is the image that I sent to the lab …
Next are several of the print back from the lab …
And now one of the side showing how the canvas is wrapped around the stretcher frame …
Please note: The image that I sent to the lab was scaled to the dimensions of a 35mm camera and the print is a 16×20. So, when the image is cropped to print, you loose some of the image off the bottom and off the sides. If I would have made the print 16×24, it would have printed to the dimensions of the top image. There always seems to be some confusion when you are enlarging / sizing prints to fit different formats and some photographers do not take the time to explain it to the people purchasing the enlargements … so, if you do not understand this, please ask.
If anyone has any questions or is interested in purchasing any my work for wall decor, publishing. etc … please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thanks again for looking …