Black and white photography is my first love as far as taking photos goes. The first role of film I ever shot was an ASA 400 black and white using a Canon AE-1. I drove down 45 West from Danville to State College, PA stopping along the way to take photos. It remains a fond memory. Black and white allows one to focus on shape, texture, composition and other characteristics rather than being distracted by color.
The first is the desk, bed, chair, and rug in a recently vacated room at the retreat house in Gloucester. One of the retreat directors moved to Campion Center. This had been his room.
Campion Center was ready for a baptism, a very rare event, the day before the Baptism of the Lord (and the end of the Christmas season). Did a lot of post-processing here including removing a cotton ball between the two amphora and replacing it with Christmas lights. It would have been much more difficult to pull this off in color.
A tree clinging to the side of a cliff on Wu-ling Mountain in Central Taiwan. Took this on the way home from Australia when I stopped in Taiwan for ten days.
Another one from Taiwan is Sun Moon Lake, one of my favorite places on earth, in January of 2011. It was getting late and quite chilly. The mist was settling in. Once we returned to the hotel it was time for dinner and a couple of hits of Scotch.
The view from the Georgetown University Campus one morning. The fog was rising from the Potomac. The buildings of Arlington, VA are visible in the distance.
+Fr. Jack, SJ, MD