FRISCO — It’s been about six months since I last posted a series of black and white pics, which is too long. Yes, dazzling colors are great, but there’s still something essential and elegant about a well-executed black and white image. In the age of digital, I’m seeing less and less black and white work, so for me, it’s kind of a reality check back to the early days when I learned everything about processing film and making prints from a crusty old German photo instructor and my high school friend Phil Dezarn. It’s certainly a lot easier doing this with a few sliders instead of the old dodge-and-burn, and, at least on my computer, I don’t have to decide which chemical or paper to use to get the effect I want. But I still do miss the darkroom sometimes.