In the metamorphosis of my photography lifetime, I’ve gone from shooting solely black and white film, to selectively coloring bits and pieces of my black and whites, to concluding black and white is totally 90’s, to trying my hand at sepia tones. But, at no time in that period of almost 30 years – I got my first SLR when I was an early teen busy arriving at the conclusion that I’d probably suck at everything forever – I never really gave up on black and white. Sometimes you need a good monochrome image to get how vivid things really are.
Which should explain why, when P-Dub throws down a black and white challenge, I am sucked back into her vortex like Splashdown in The Incredibles.
So, after untangling my cape from the jet turbine, I posted my entry. This monochrome beauty has been sitting on my hard drive for a couple of years just waiting for a moment in the sun. It’s titled Afternoon at the Vatican. Perfect for a slow moving Sunday, I think.
Of all the days that’s in the week
I dearly love but one day
And that’s the day that comes betwixt
A Saturday and Monday.