Thanks for reading this. I have a question about a black and white photo. I am trying to figure out why the trunk of a tree, which is in the light, appears coal-black. You can find the picture on this link. You'll have to scroll down: JFK Special: Oswald was the man in the Doorway, after all! - The Education Forum - Page 33 It is a famous photo from the JFK Assassination. I need to know why that tree looks ghostly black when it was a sunny day. If you have any idea, please respond. Thank you.