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I thought I'd get on the 35mm black-and-white bandwagon with this one I shot on Kodak Plus-X in August 1963. A few weeks later my sister and her family moved into this, their new home in Diamond Bar, California. My brother (left) and I were down for a visit, so we all piled into their 1959 Rambler and headed out from their then-home base in South Gate to look the new place over. My sister is holding my niece, then 6 months old; I, seventeen years old, am behind the lens of my Kodak Retinette, then nine months old. Two years later, I stood on their front walk, turned around and took this shot. View full size.