Black and white photos

I came across these black and white photos from an earlier age. 1970 seems so far away.

Close to fifty years ago I had a life-changing vision related to mountains and air pollution. A horrific vision of my beloved Rocky Mountains hidden in clouds of smog, the very thing that did happen in an area near the Himalayas.

My vision was related to this photo of Long’s Peak rising above Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. I can barely bring myself to remember that vision of Long’s Peak hidden in smog.

Long’s Peak above Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

That vision determined the course of my life. From that day I sought the Spirit to guide me in ways to protect Mother Earth. That led me to live without having a car, and the myriad of things that happened as a result. The unintended consequences, most of them very good.

I developed the film and printed these photos in a darkroom I had set up in my bathroom. One reason I’m often reminded of this vision is because this photo was hanging on my wall

Here is a link to some of my posts about photography.
And I have a website of my photos:

These black and white photos remind me of the lyrics of the song “Blue” by Troye Sivan.

I know you’re seeing black and white
So, I’ll paint you a clear blue sky
Without you I am colour-blind
It’s raining every time I open my eyes

“Blue” by Troye Sivan

And Worldwide Beautiful by Kane Brown, who is multiracial.

You’re missing every color if you’re only seeing black and white
Tell me how you’re gonna change your mind if your heart’s unmovable
We ain’t that different from each other, from one to another
I look around and see worldwide beautiful

Kane Brown

25 songs of civil rights, social justice, freedom and hope for Black History Month 2023 by Ed Masley, Arizona Republic, Feb 1, 2023

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