Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Phone Pix 64: Black and White

Every now and then, I like to convert color images to black and white (gray scale), reminders of the good ol' days when color photography was still in its infancy, a bit expensive, and processed prints took a long time to get back from the drug store.

In 1950s-1960s Hilo, Hawaii, that's what we had to live with because color processing had to be sent to Honolulu, then returned to the drug store where we'd dropped them off. It took a week to 10 days.

Now, I just open them in Photoshop, click on "Gray Scale," and voila. Nostalgia. See?

Ominous Sky, Sept. 28, 2013, Fremont, CA

Zippy's McCully Tree Burl,
Aug. 23, 2014, Honolulu, HI

Garden Hose, Feb. 26, 2015, Honolulu, HI

Sawed-Off Branch Scar, Feb. 26, 2016,
Honolulu, HI

Dead Tree Stump, Feb. 26, 2015, Honolulu, HI

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