Monday, August 1, 2016

Mercer County In Black and White - Part 2

Part 2 of an earlier post entitled Mercer County In Black and White.  Tommy in G-Burg posted after the first one that he loves black and white and sometimes plays with sepia as well.  I'll have to try that.

 You have noticed that this black and white is actually in color.  I tried to B&W it but none of the faded red fence or the old wood posts showed up, so in this case, it is a better picture in color.  

The above 4 pictures were taken at the old Seaton baseball diamond and schoolgrounds.  There have not been games played here in many many years.  The last picture was where we boys played during recesses.  The iron bars there were swings.  There was also a slide at one time - not the crappy plastic stuff you see today, but a real metal slide where you would put wax paper on your ass and add some speed.  

There is a certain melancholy that goes with these pictures, not just because they are colorless, but becasue it shows a time removed from the present, a faded time, perhaps black and white in our minds.  A time that is past and probably not as good as we remember, but it still whispers to us.  It whispers for us to return, but we can't.  Time marches and in color.  

1 comment:

  1. I like the ball diamond pics. For some reason it reminded me of the Twilight Zone for some reason.