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.