No Parking – Latrobe Banana Split Festival

Well, I stopped by the “Banana Split Festival” in Latrobe, PA a weekend or two ago.  ”What”, you say.  Yes indeed…..the banana split was invented in Latrobe, PA in 1904 by David Evans Strickler at the now defunct Tassel Pharmacy.  It is well documented.  And, this being the 100th anniversary of the invention, there was, of course, a festival! Unfortunately, sometimes bank robbers don’t respect a festival…..

I was working nearby so I decided to stop and have a quick walk around with my ‘carry with’  Olympus micro 4/3 camera.  I didn’t take too many festival pictures, as not too much attracted me from a photographic standpoint.  But I did find this brick wall with sign and vine growth inexplicably interesting.  By the way, I did use a 25% opacity blended black and white layer on this image as described here.

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Copyright Howard Grill


2 Responses to “No Parking – Latrobe Banana Split Festival”

  1. the humourist Says:

    The effect gives the image a more realistic 3D look, reminiscent of the old-style half-tone newspaper printing techniques, only this is much finer. I like the result! PS: You forgot your copyright. As to the robber….life goes on!

  2. Howard Says:

    Thanks very much! I think the effect works nicely with certain types of images…those with a more vintage look….and I thought this had that. I’ll add the copyright (not that I think there are too many people trying to steal the photo). The robber…I suspect they will catch him. Apparently he wasn’t too smart and I hear they got a good picture of him from the security cameras. Photography to the rescue!

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