Thursday, November 17, 2011

Indiana Fall in Black and White



A long time ago, another time, but in this place, I shot a lot of black and white film. I processed the pictures myself. I never got really good at photography, but occasionally I got lucky and came up with a decent picture. This one has long been a favorite of mine. It serves here as a header to "Indiana Fall in Black and White."




This was the vechicle which I drove back and forth to work. It is already twenty-six years old at the time this picture was taken.



Hangers-on. The leaves don't all fall at once.




Hmmm. If we rake now, we'll have to rake again. Decisions, decisions.




Falling leaves. Serendipity, for one cannot simply "order" the leaves to fall in front of the lens.




My daughter's car in the driveway. If you can identify it you are a true "car geek."




Two gables. Bearnaise gable; straight gable.

12 comments:

Secondary Roads said...

Sometimes, monochrome images tell the story better. I enjoy looking through the old (pre-color) photos in the family albums.

Jim said...

'51 Ford!

Is your daughter's car a '65 or '66 Rambler Classic?

Vee said...

I like black & white pictures. I have some some titled, "October Birthdays," that you took and developed for family.

Grace said...

The first photo is quite nice...

vanilla said...

Chuck, I was partial to b & w images back in the day. Even after I went from kodachrome to kodacolor, I was still more likely to have a roll of tri-x mono in the camera.

Jim, good driver for many years. My first car was a '50 Ford. Memory suggests that Ann's car was a '65, and you get the prize- it was a Rambler Classic. (Truth, I had you in mind when I threw out the challenge. Good job.) email me; we can discuss your prize.



Vee, I had fun playing with the b&w "back then". I occasionally bleed the color from a photo with an eprogram, but it's not the same.

vanilla said...

Grace, thank you. I have that one blown up to 8 x 10 and framed.

Lin said...

I like black and white photos. Funny how it is popular again.

Heck, I can remember when TV was black and white!

vanilla said...

Lin, surely you jest- you remember black and white tv? Really?

Jim said...

My prize is the warm glow of satisfaction!

vanilla said...

Jim, ever the true aficionado!

Sharkbytes said...

Nice shots. They really evoke feelings.

vanilla said...

Shark, thank you. There is an emotional quality in black and white, isn't there?