Monday, January 26, 2009

Downtown black and white

Display window of Sweet Beginnings

Trustmark Bank
St. Paul Catholic Church
Former children's museum on Walnut Street 

For a man who loves the colors that God surrounds us with everyday, it was a particular challenge I gave myself this past weekend — to see the world around me in black and white. It's not as easy as it looks when it comes to photography. Not all color photos look good in black and white. The opposite is true, too. Some photos look better in black and white than they do in color. Those are the photos I tried to find this weekend. I tried my experiment in downtown Vicksburg and had such a wonderful time I would like to go some Saturday morning and explore the old downtown of Jackson. Anybody want to go?
Anyway, above are the first results. I will post other photos on Wednesday and Friday. By the way, when was the last time you saw complete mannequins used in a store window display?


  1. Great pictures, Marty ... I love seeing things from your perspective. I've taken pictures of the bank building and those round windows, but mine "pale in comparison," and they were in color!

    Jackson should be fun ... I can't wait to see it through your eyes and camera lens.

  2. Marty, the black and white photographs transported me to the Vicksburg of old. I really enjoyed them. They have a nostalgic quality about them.

    Look forward to seeing your trip to Jackson. I would really like to go to Natchez with you. It's always been a favorite of mine. :-)