The idea took root and grew after I read this post. Armed with my iPhone and Instagram I posed in front of the windows so that the afternoon sun shone brightly but softly through the white curtains in the background. Once I had enough pictures I downloaded them to my computer, set them all to black and white, assembled the contact sheets and then played around with a few images, adjusting the exposure levels in Photoshop (just a teensy tweak).
I quite like the grainy look of the black-and-whites.
With the image above I only used the Instagram filter; this one was not tweaked in Photoshop.
For the images directly above and below I adjusted the exposure levels in Photoshop.
All images ©2012 Sriprae P. McDonald