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Monday, November 26, 2012

1939: GOLDY'S FARM AND GARDEN SUPPLIES

This photo will be of special interest to regular visitors George and Eleanor (Guear) Goldy. The original had to be receive a bit of "Photoshopping." Thanks to the amazing things one can do with Photoshop, the photo above was originally a very narrow perspective view of the store. By horizontally stretching the overall image to the maximum, the stretch  brings a more frontal view of the establishment. Only the boy in the photo  had to be stretched and fitted into position. (Incidentally, that boy looks very much like me as a young man!) As to the graphic: confused? Don't be; it's a technical imaging thing that I have learned over the past 10 or 15 years of using this remarkable and incredibly complicated and expensive software with an extremely difficult learning curve that I am still climbing. It is an incredible tool and really allows for innovative tweaking. 

2 comments:

Justin Chan said...

Hi,
Thanks for the sharing.
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Anonymous said...

Tom - I'm not sure what the first comment by Justin Chan here means, but Goldy's Hardware and Feed Store was owned by our great uncle, Leon Wright Goldy, who took over from our great grandfather Mabury Goldy. Uncle Leon was a prominent local businessman in the South Broad St/Chambersburg area. He was a trustee at the small Chambersburg Hospital and was administrator of the county owned Donnelly Hospital. Thanks for posting and tweaking this great picture!
Lakeside Girl