Black & White Nostalgia #2

Decorative drawer on iron cook stove
Garnet, Montana


Cook stoves in Garnet are heavy and made of iron. Fancy models have decorations like this door. Making the picture black & white emphasizes its iron construction. I made this black & white version using photo editing software, but all traditional and phone cameras have a built-in setting to create a black & white (or monochrome) picture instantly. On your phone, look through the filters. On a traditional camera, check the menus for a setting called Picture Style or Picture Control (or something similar) and choose the Monochrome option. You may need to increase the contrast to get a look you prefer.

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