Thursday, September 11, 2008


When I was a kid I remember the magic I felt as I watched a black and white print come to life in the darkroom developing trays. In fact I still remember the first contact prints I ever developed. After that I was hooked. As I got older, black and white gave way to color photos and then of course it became a digital universe. Sometimes I miss the black and white days and on occasion I take a picture and muse about how it would look in black and white. In fact, I believe color covers a multitude of sins and it is easy to get wowed. It's harder to make a strong picture in black and white. This picture is a Photoshop grayscale version of a color digital file. It just wasn't as interesting in color. The picture has more depth and interest in black and white. Sometimes I miss tri-x, but the digital darkroom is a lot cleaner!

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