I raided my archives again. This time we set the way-back machine for 1971 — the location was Clark Park in Phila.
This image of the three ladies on the park bench begged to be B&W so I converted it from an old color transparency. I wonder what had their attention that day? I can’t remember.
This shot (and the rest of the images) was taken during one of the fairs they had in the park. Two thirsty kids taking a break in the excitement.
This image has always been one of my favorites from that day (or maybe it was more than one day?) in the park. I suppose it’s the exuberance of youth.
Speaking of exuberance, these two were really hamming it up for the photographer. We all had fun that day.
Yep, they had a merry-go-round (carousel) set up in the park for the kids (and their moms). The little girl does look serious here.
Here’s a shot of a friend. I like the expression on Sal’s face and the mood of this shot.
I don’t know what to say about this photo except that I like it a lot.
These images (with the exception of the first) were all shot on B&W film with my Pentax Spotmatic. Some of the negs are a bit dirty and I didn’t have the time or inclination to do more than a cursory cleanup.
Candids reveal a lot about our humanity — our subjects and ours. I miss those long ago days in the Park, wandering about with my camera. Maybe one of these days I’ll take a trip back to the city with my camera when they’re having a fair in the Park.
Drop on by The Monochrome Weekend, especially if you are a monochrome maniac. There’s lots links to some great monochrome photography. And some of the monochrome maniacs still use film like I do.