Yes, I did come down with mono — monochrome to be exact. As I do sometimes, I decided to convert some images — mostly portraits — to black & white. Actually, some are duotones, which means that some sort of colour has been superimposed on a b&w. It is duotone or split tone because a somewhat different colour is applied to the highlights and a different tone to the shadows. The first one below is an example as is the one later of Danica doing a Christmas craft.
Beginning with the boy, the first image is of him being my assistant by bearing my tripod one day last fall.
The next one is from his birthday. He was playing with some new Skylanders in the hall, just outside my den door. I was likely on the computer, and he likes to be near family.
Next comes Danica. In the first, she is doing something or other at the kitchen table, likely before school one day.
The next photo shows her working on Christmas crafts.
One recent morning we had a little cuddle on the chair. She looks a little mournful in the photo, but I think that's all it was — a look — as I don't remember her being sad that day. OTOH, I look happy because I am enjoying snuggle time.
Danica took this one of me the other day. She grabbed the camera and started shooting indiscriminately. I think I looked resigned in this photo, which I processed in a grngy sort of way.
Finally, I am tossing in two other b&w conversions, but they're not portraits. They are both of the Canoe Club building, and I liked the mono result better than the original colour for some reason.