Saturday, May 28, 2011
Shadow Shot Sunday - Monochromatic Memories
Shadow Shot Sunday, by Tracy in Brisbane, reappears and the subjects are many - in either the present or the past tense.
On other memes that I participate in, I often go back to old Black and White views. As the scanner has been most useful, monochrome seems to scan better than old and faded color prints from the decade of the 1960s. I am there.
I recently used the top view in a sepia edit for Mary's fun Sepia Scenes - I like it so much, it too reappears. I used the monochrome original scan here. The person, place, and time are nicely captured in this leafy piece.
The person is my older sister Michele on the day of her first Communion. The place is the family apartment at 203-11 42nd Avenue in now tony Bayside, in the NY City borough of Queens.
I estimate the time in May 1962. I have very fond (if fading) memories of our three bedroom flat. The trees and shade combine nicely with my older sister's genuine smile!
Below this is my journalist father who, in a bout of participatory journalism, actually flew in a fighter jet with a USAF pilot, and wrote about it.
The year is 1960, the place is the Nellis Air Force near Las Vegas Nevada. The plane is a Republic F105, referred to as a Thud - hopefully in an affectionate way, and not characteristic of its landing...
This massive jet leaves a massive shadow, the fighter pilot and writer in their flight suits, leaving shadows on the tarmac after a hopefully not nauseous ride for the UPI correspondent.
Past or present, a fine shadow is always a work of atmospheric artistry. See many more at the meme of Aussie artist Hey Harriet!