sunday post: black and white

Sunday, August 19:  Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post for this week is Black and White.  He writes: Black and white as a description may be considered something of a misnomer, in that the images are not ordinarily starkly contrasted black and white, but combine black and white in a continuum producing a range of shades of gray. Further, many prints, especially those produced earlier in the development of photography, were in sepia (mainly for archival stability), which yielded richer, more subtle shading than reproductions in plain black and white. Color photography provides a greater range of shade, but part of the appeal of black and white photography is its more subdued monochromatic character.  Now, either adjust your camera or edit your photo using photo editing tools.  Old photographs from the 1950s to 70s works for this challenge too!

Here’s a picture in black and white from Aldie, Virginia, taken in August 2012.

A spot near the Battle of Aldie in the U.S. Civil War which took place on June 17, 1863.

I couldn’t resist, being back home, putting up some pictures from my family here in the United States of America.  This is my father and mother in China Lake, California before they got married in the early 1950s.  My mother passed away in 2002.

My dad and mom in China Lake, California before they got married in the early 1950s.

Here is me in my grandmother’s backyard in Petersburg, Virginia holding my favorite doll, named after my heroine Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. (~ 1961-62?)

me with Dorothy

And finally, me with my boyfriend Paul in a photo booth ~ 1974.

me with Paul in a photo booth, circa 1974