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Mother’s Day 2020

To all the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

This year will probably be different for most of you, but hopefully all the sons and daughters will be able to show mom some extra appreciation today.

A number of years ago, my significant other was in a routine of visiting antique shops.  While I went through hoping to God that none of that stuff was coming home with us, something actually caught my eye one particular trip.  There was a small stack of predominantly black & white photographs.  Subjects were mostly people, some in uniform.  Almost all had older buildings and many included vintage cars.  Most had borders, including a few with the textured edges.  Some had hand written notes on the back, some had dates stamped on the front.  Three had the Kodak Lab stamp on the back, with dates going back to 1945.  Every single one of them was older than me.  Although these were taken by everyday people, they all seemed to capture a moment in time.  Perhaps because it cost money to click the shutter back then, people put more thought into what they were shooting.  I think the stack was $10, so I had no hesitation in buying them.

 

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Just one more thing guys, in case you’re taking mom on a hike.  Don’t take her on a steep trail with steps cut into the rock, and handrails on the sides, and tell her it will be like walking through the mall.  Give her a chance to dress appropriately.

 

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Monochrome Madness: MM3-43

You won’t find any covered bridges in the desert, so this is as close as you’ll get to one.  On a lonely road somewhere west of Phoenix, I discovered this bridge.  It had such incredible oxidation taking place, that I couldn’t resist taking a few photos.  In order to maintain a vintage feel, I didn’t convert it to b&w, but desaturated the original to the point that you see.

This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week.  Instructions on how to participate, and the contributions of others can be found on her website.

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