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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

Port of Pensacola 1957 …

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Pensacola Port 2_Crop 2_RTP _SFW

Pensacola Port 5_RTP 1 _ SFW

These two images were made in one of the warehouses that was located down at the Port of Pensacola back in the 1950’s.   That is a fertilizer called ” Chilean Nitrate” that used to be shipped in and out of the Port.  There are ten negatives or so in the negative  envelope and I have only worked up these two.  The two images above look as if they would have been printed on photographic paper… pretty much straight photographic prints.   The two below are the same images, but I have also ran them through the Lucis Art Filter in Photoshop that I have talked about earlier in this blog.   The details in the shadow parts of the image are brought out and parts of the image that you might overlook are brought to the fore-front.

Pensacola Port 2_Crop 2_RTP _ Lucis_SFW

Pensacola Port 5_RTP 1 Lucis _ SFW

I like the contrast better in the second set of  images, but really do not care for the guy filling the sack on the left side, so I might remove him in the future.  The people in the photos  add a sense of scale and you can tell how large the warehouse is.  I have an image of it empty and I will post it once I have cleaned it up.  Thanks for looking … I have been scanning new negatives that I have just recently found over the last few days ( several hundred ) and I will have a lot of new posts in the next few months.  As usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated … thanks again, Frank

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March 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Pensacola Bay …

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One more of my favorite photographs that I ran through the Lucis Art Filter.  Note how intensified the sky becomes … I hope you enjoy.   Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Pensacola Bay Bridge …

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This is one of my favorite photos … mainly because of the clouds.  The grass in the fore-ground would be Bayfront Parkway today.  This photo was made around 1951 or 1952.  Below is a photograph that Billy Tarbuck sent me a while back that shows the bridge from over by the train trestle on 17th Avenue, which actually shows the bridge better than in this photo.

You see the building by the bridge entrance better from this angle than from the first photo and the bridge is closer.  One thing that was not built in the above photo was the Wayside Park with all of it’s picnic tables.  In fact, it does not look as if there was enough land to have built the park along with the parking lot that was with the park, so that land must have been filled in later to build the Wayside Park.  My thanks to Billy for sending me this photo …

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July 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

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