Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sepia Scenes - Bayside Communion
Sepia Scenes, by Mary in the Whitestone section of NYC, offers us a subtle monochrome medley - to enhance any subject.
Regular readers have seen my look at the past before. Happily, I have a nice B&W print from long ago that accepts a sepia edit.
The subject is firstborn big sister Michele. The year is 1962, the occasion is her First Communion at St. Kevin's church on 195th Street in Flushing. The setting here is in front of our apartment building at 203 -11 42nd Avenue in Bayside.
This road is tree lined with a center island up from Francis Lewis Boulevard. As urban landscapes go, it was as I remember at age 7, a bucolic and relaxed place to play and grow.
I guess this to be a nice day in May of that year. Michele is resplendent in her white Communion dress, and her smile is as bright as the mood on this fine day. The light antique seems perfect, a day to celebrate a milestone...