Not having my archives with me while visiting in Michigan is really a God send. I am forced to think about what is right here in Adrian that fits into the FSO topic. I can’t be lazy (NOT say’n that those who use their archives are lazy – just that I have been….) I spent a few hours yesterday looking at photography websites, reading up on what makes good contrast photos, and how to accomplish it. There was information on both use of color and of using Black and White, and using small subjects in a large area to gain contrast in size. All of it was interesting but what really interest me was using black and white or deep shadow – so off I went this morning with my camera set on Black and White under the ‘scene’ settings and the auto set on color so I could go back and forth between the two, and after nearly two hours of walking around lake Adrian and through trestle park I had plenty of shots taken with purpose that I can be proud of. Here are a few examples, comments and suggestions are welcome.