My enduring flirtation with photography began in high school with an old Kodak, Tri-X film, and fumbling in the darkroom. It soon shifted to various analog cameras and color slide films. This match continued for the next 30 odd years. It was a tough transition, but I went digital around 2008 and have since gone through almost annual generations of cameras and processing software. Now it’s a 5G phone with more lenses than a spider that is holding my attention. But what if I’d stayed with black and white? I explored this thought by scanning and de-colorizing some of slides from days gone by.

Border abbey, Scotland (1968)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California (1969)
Near Mineral King, California (1970)
Wayne belaying at Gibraltar Rock, Santa Barbara, California (1972)
Wind River Range, Wyoming (1973)
Santo Tomás, Baja California, Mexico (1975)
Cold Spring, Los Padres National Forest, California (1975)
Kaibab Suspension Bridge, Grand Canyon, Arizona (1976)
Zion National Park, Arizona (1976)
Dawn Mine, Millard Canyon, Angeles National Forest, California (1977)
Mount Baden-Powell, Angeles National Forest, California (1978)
Punta Chivato, Baja California, Mexico (1978)
New York Bight aboard OSV Antelope (1979)
Goat Canyon Trestle, Carizo Gorge Railroad, Anza-Borrego State Park, California (1980)
Independence Peak, Inyo National Forest, California (1982)
Lyell Glacier, Yosemite National Park, California (1983)
Laurel Mountain over Convict Lake, Inyo National Forest, California (1984)
Boundary Peak, Nevada (1985)
Salt Lake, Saline Valley, California (1986)
Owens Valley, California (1987)
Alaska (1988)
Denali, Alaska (1988)
Darwin Falls, Darwin, California (1990)
Moving to Denver (1990)
Vermont waterfall (1996)
Sargents Ridge, Mount Shasta, Shasta National Forest, California (1997)