I wonder if black & white attracts young people at all or if they just think it is weird.
Most of us lived through a time when most images were in black and white and colour was a rare treat. We even used to dream in black and white. I bet if somebody under the age of 30 dreamed in black & white it would totally freak them out.
I've never seen anything more dramatic than their brushing themselves off afterward. However in my old neighborhood I overheard a man refuse to take up a torito, saying he was still deaf from doing it the year before.
There were cops, fire personnel and fire extinguishers standing by at this event. We didn't fool with any of that frou-frou in my old nabe.
I think young people who are really interested in photography are used to seeing black and white. It's unavoidable if they look at photographs from not too long ago (to answer a post on the previous page).
Does your camera "see" in black and white, or do you play with the pics afterwards, Kerouac?
Thanks, Tod. That's exactly what I thought looking at the elephant! There was some discussion about the hooded figures in this thread, replies #17 and 24, but Bjd also answers the question.
Thanks for your comment on the old couple, Bjd. Now that you mention it, it does look like long ago. But really, all I was thinking when I took it was how nice the two of them were together. In fact, the title I gave it on my Flickr page is "Sweethearts".
Ohhh nooo, Kerouac ~~ 1948 was a reeeeeally long time ago!