Category Archives: Black and White

Black and White Wednesday – Tulsa Petroleum Club

Tulsa’s Petroleum Club building. I used the Hipstamatic App with my Ipod Touch to take these pics. So I guess I could say that these are “SOC.” More and more people are using their phones and ipods to take photographs and post them.

The Petroleum Club is just a regular office building now. The Petroleum Club itself that occupied the top several floors went bankrupt several years ago. The energy industry is still going strong but people don’t head to the club after work to drink and socialize. They go to their kids soccer practices and other things like that. 

This is my first post on Black and White Wednesday. It probably won’t be my last!

Black and White Wednesday 

The Ladies of Utica Square


I had some time to kill waiting for a prescription at a Utica Square shopping center.


So I took my strange looking Kodak Brownie loaded with the medium format 120 film,


and shot some old school black and white photographs. Taking old school pics is kind of fun but you know really if I had a digital camera I would have reshot all of these pics to minimize cars, strange reflections, glare and such. Old school though doesn’t give you that immediate feedback you have to turn the film in and wait. And nobody offers one hour processing on 120 film. Still, I love the pics despite the many flaws, or because of all the flaws.


(My favorite)

It was mid morning and me and these ladies had the run of the place.

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Borrowing my Favorite Cross


My favorite cross in Tulsa is this one at the Church of Saint Mary near Henthorne Park. SuperPizzaBoy attends an improv workshop at the park so while he is doing that I wander around the park and the nearby neighborhood with my camera.

The cross is constructed of concrete (an engineered material) and I just love its presence and strength.  The black and white seems to accentuate it’s solidity.

The church is a Catholic Church and I’m not but that’s okay because we both love God and I hope they don’t mind me borrowing their cross from time to time.

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which[a the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

Galatians 6:14 (NIV)

Check out my friend Baloney’s Perfect Pairings.

Do you think Catholic’s and Protestants can share a cross? What about Democrats and Republicans?

Weekend in Black and White – First Roll

My Mother-in-Law recently gave me one of my late Father-in-Law’s cameras. A Kodak Brownie Hawkeye.


I took it, cleaned it up and put a roll of film in it, and much to my delight it works.


So these are old school black and white photographs. I took these photographs at a  local Harley Davidson dealership here in Tulsa.


I found a local lab that sells and processes the 120 film that the camera uses. Now that I have the first roll behind me I’m going to go take some more. Got any ideas for me for subjects?

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