So here we are – day 4 already! One of the coolest things about this challenge is that I am finding out how much fun it is to convert to black and white. A boring color picture becomes mysterious and intriguing in black and white.
Example – the picture below. This was taken last fall at Mackinac Island in Michigan. In color, it looks like a basic tourist photo – nothing too exotic.
But when I converted it to black and white and added a little “dusk” overtone, it suddenly became historical – a moment trapped in time found in Grandma’s scrapbook, and I hear myself asking “Who are these people, Grandma?” and she looks at it and says, “Hmmm…I think that’s Uncle Robby and his kids. Turn that photo over – do I have anything written on the back? No? Well, let me get my glasses….”
It is a bit like going back in time on Mackinac anyway, because there are no motorized vehicles allowed and most homes are similar to the one in the photo.
I would like to invite Gemma from Dear Bliary to have a go if she wants (no pressure!). Gemma loves flying thru the woods with her grandson, Buzz Lightyear, while snapping fun photos and bringing joy to the rest of us with her stories and her neighborhood finds. And sometimes, when we have been really good, she posts photos of her latest artwork. So be good! Visit her blog!
Day 5 tomorrow!