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Mar 31, 2014
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Nostalgic Photos Hawaii

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This is a rare, fine art quality original hand printed silver halide gelatin photograph (not a digital inkjet print) custom printed by long time Hawaii professional photographer Bill Romerhaus in a darkroom from the original negative, archivally developed in chemistry on Ilford 'Pearl' semi-matte surface black & white photographic paper, cropped, and mounted on a single 8x10 inch backing board (see photo) with caption and photography of the original Waipio store on the east side of Molokai circa 1981. The store had been closed for about a decade and was probably built in the 1930's? in the plantation style. It is initialed ('BR 81"), and is shrink wrapped to protect it from damage, and has the caption and preservation tips included in the label on the back. It would make a great birthday gift for someone who may have lived in the area, or likes historic rural building images of Hawaii. They are popular reasonably priced decorations for restaurants, offices, homes, or stores where people can see them.

Our hand printed silver halide gelatin original photos are very popular and affordable to local people and tourists visiting Hawaii, as well as people who have never visited Hawaii. We're proud to mention that many of our photos are being used as background artwork in the new CBS television network series "Hawaii 5-0". In the near future real black and white silver halide photographic paper will cease to be available as manufacturers phase out production because of digital photography and we won't be printing these by hand in the darkroom forever. The photos are the 'old style' traditional film based images printed using an enlarger from a negative on real photographic paper and archivally processed by hand, not by a machine. Prices are less than you would pay retail at a gallery or custom photo lab for a hand printed and mounted silver halide black and white print and production costs are lower than most folks so we want to offer affordable quality art for people who might not otherwise be able to afford it. It is also available in larger sizes, please inquire.  

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If You Like This Image And Want To See Over 500 More Great Photos of Hawaiiana, Haleiwa, Surfing, Scenic Locations, People, Buildings, Sugar Mills,
Planes, Trains, Boats, Diamond Head, Waikiki, Sunsets, and Waves We Have On E-Bay - Save Time Scrolling Thru Pages And Click On See Other Items or

check out our e-Bay store: Nostalgic Photos Hawaii in The Seller Information Box At The Top Right Hand Corner of This Page.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE:  e-Bay's transfer process and the computer screen makes the photo look contrasty and slightly darker or lighter, depending on your monitor brightness and contrast settings. This photo is printed on non-glossy semi-matte 'pearl' surface paper and the photo offered has more gray tones, deep, richer blacks, less contrast, and has the unique look of a real silver halide gelatin print, which has a different tonal range and brightness than you may see on your individual computer screen. Please be aware of this. We do however try to crop and correct them so they look best. It is printed on 8x10 inch paper from an original negative. When it is cropped and attached to the single mat 8x10" backing board you will be able to see the backing board around the borders of the print. It makes the print look like there is a margin at the edges of the photo which you can see here. Prints are permanently mounted to the acid free backing board using archival photo adhesive and cannot easily be removed from the backing board without damaging the photo. An 11x14 inch frame (or larger) with a custom cut mat from a frame shop or art store is the best way to display this photo. If you want to use a larger frame and mat and you can't find an experienced framer who knows how to do it, contact us and we can provide information explaining how it can be done. This is recommended for best visual and artistic impact in displaying this photo, although many people are happy using a standard 8x10" frame and displaying the image as is. We want to make sure you know exactly what you are buying so we hope our thorough description of these photos will answer all your questions before you purchase.

This original silver halide gelatin print was photographed, developed, and hand printed from the original negative in a darkroom on Ilford® Black and White 'Pearl' (semi-matte) surface paper by professional surfing, stock photographer, and master black and white printer Bill Romerhaus, of North Shore Photography, who has been shooting surfing, stock and scenics since 1967. He is one of a very few photographers in the world who specializes in hand printing original black & white waves and surfing. His most recent work has appeared in the  CBS/Eye productions "Hawaii 50", Disney/Dreamworks productions "Fright Night", ABC Television pilot "My Generation", Sony Pictures "Soul Surfer", CBS/Paramount Network TV series "The Cleaner" on A&E Networks, Universal Pictures "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", and Warner Brothers  "The Big Bounce", filmed on the North Shore or on Oahu, providing vintage photos of nostalgia, and surfing for background artwork. 

 Bill has lived in Hawaii for over 50 years. In 1965 he shot his first surfing photo and was a contributing photographer to 'Surfer', and 'Surfing' magazines, and over 30 international surfing magazines and manufacturers, as a photojournalist for over 100 publications, advertising/stock photo agencies, and corporate clients worldwide.In 1983, he started NORTH SHORE PHOTOGRAPHY, specializing in black & white darkroom services, after attaining the status as a master black & white printer and film processor for professional clients island wide. His photos have credited him with over 200 cover shots and full page advertisements. His work has appeared in Popular Photography, Shutterbug, American Photographer, Shape, Men's Fitness, Surfing, Surfer, Honolulu, Aloha, Hawaii newspapers, Outdoor, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, National Enquirer, CNN, Discovery & History Channels, & many others. Professional clients have included American Express, Vogue International, Analog Clothing, Hilton Hotels, Hawaiian Tropic, Hawaiian Airlines, etc. Bill now specializes in printing historic and nostalgic images of Hawaii (NOSTALGIC PHOTOS HAWAII) from the thousands of photos he has produced and collected as a professional photographer in the past five decades living in Hawaii and selling his twice award winning photo history book "Haleiwa: A Pictorial History" available at our e-Bay store. He is currently represented by Getty Images, one of the world's largest photo archives and most prestigious stock agency. Prints are copyrighted and the images are not to be used for commercial, promotional use, or reproduced without our written permission. Please inquire if you have questions.

RETURN POLICY: Because you can see the image before you purchase, and there is nothing to break,
Please, no returns unless the photo is damaged. Contact us, we will accept the damaged print,
credit you for return shipping, and send you a replacement if available, or refund.

Please be aware that your country's Postal or Customs department may charge duties, taxes, or a tariff fee which may be applied to your package and is not covered by us, and is your responsibility when it enters your country. Please also be aware that estimated shipment times from Hawaii are not guaranteed and may vary depending on how long your country's customs department or post office delays clearing or inspection of the package, and they may not use the USPS tracking or customs registration number. We usually include a copy of the shipping label or postal receipt,  a packing slip with e-Bay purchase and shipping information in the package. Please allow for possible shipping delays by your postal or country's customs department, especially during holidays, and during adverse transportation conditions such as weather or other problems that may slow shipment.  Estimated (not guaranteed) shipping times from Hawaii: USPS Priority mail takes 5-7+ days, First Class International 5-10+ days. Please do not leave poor ratings if your shipment does not arrive quickly. If your shipment hasn't arrived, please contact your country's postal system first with a copy of the all e-Bay shipping information we sent to you to help assist their investigation.

We have been shooting and collecting photos in Hawaii for over 50 years and have over 10,000 images in our inventory of almost everything you would expect to see from Hawaii, if you are looking for a specific type of photo or subject please contact us, we can quote you a price, and if you want to purchase we can list it on e-Bay.

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