Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

A new challenge - I love it!

My new friend and mentor, Lisa at The Long Road to China, has invited all who are so inclined to participate in Black and White photography. I've never really worked with black and white, probably because so much of my decor and closet is black and white so I need a little color.
But I love a challenge and am so enthused to learn all I can about this new world of photography - so here I go.

This photo of Dahlia may not be technically correct but I can't get enough of that face, so what better place to start. (When I can get Milana to sit still for a second, I may try and grab one of her....hmmmm....maybe in ten years - lol.)
We went up north on the week-end and it was such a grey day, most of my pictures were almost in black and white naturally. I just increased the blacks. This is St. Sauveur mountain. (Tiny by comparison but very pretty.)
This is kinda how our world feels lately. Can you say......cccooooolllllddddddd !!!

Pop over to Lisa's site and see some of the other entries. This is going to be fun!

Happy Wednesday!

26 comments:

Dita said...

Beautiful shots, Wanda. You're right...the B&W really makes me feel the COLD...I'm shivering right here (well it IS 20 degrees here so that isn't too much of a stretch!)

The Black and Whites would go so perfectly with your decor...do I see a wall of fame at your place in the future as well?

xoxoxo
Dita Darling

Love Letters To China said...

Wanda these are beautiful! The one of our daughter is gorgeous! I wish I could get blow some of our warmer weather up your way. Keep warm!

Cop Mama said...

Wow, remarkable shots! The contrasts are great!

Michelle said...

Beautiful shots!! That top shot is great and I love landscape photos in b/w. All that ice.. Wow!

Kate said...

Gorgeous shots, Wanda!

Melanie said...

Such beautiful photos!

kerri said...

beautiful shots!!!1

Sandra said...

Those are beautiful!

Gail said...

Gorgeous shots Wanda...fabulous job with conversions...love!

Denise said...

Beautiful!!!

Frau said...

Beautiful pictures...you have a gorgeous family!

Mom2Isabel said...

What fun! I have missed FAshion Fridays and am in no way organized enough to do the 360 challenge.
Thanks for the heads up.
And now... regarding your pics...WOW! Georgous and SOOO cold.
Guess I need to stop complaining about our wimpy 20 degree weather down here in Florida.
Stay warm, chica!
Laureen

Jboo said...

Beautiful photos -- esp. of your sweet girl!

Janet

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

BEAUTIFUL Miss Wanda!! Love them all....especially the one of D! She is such a pretty little girl:) LOL about M.... I feel that way about Sarah at times. Some days it feels like they never stop.... not even for a minute!

Thank you so much for participating......I can't wait to see what you share next!

xo,

Lisa

Lisa said...

You have a keen eye for capturing the raw beauty of something.....gorgeous photos!

I did a B & W Wed. once all on my own, but generally my black & whites only become so after editing :) I wish I had the technique and equipment to begin that way too!

Black & whites are so timeless.....

Both you & Lisa have inpired me.....you often do! I hope a bit of heat creeps into your area and I look forward to seeing more Wed. B & W's!!

Hugs!!

Lori Lynn said...

Gorgeous shots! There is a nice balance of light and dark.

She Writes said...

Thanks for visiting me, Wanda! It is nice to meet you :). Love the picyures here and your beautiful family. Arn't we the lucky ones!

Felicia said...

Those are fantastic images!!!

Our family said...

So Beautiful Wanda!!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Great pictures!

ashia said...

great photos!

Kim said...

Gorgeous photos! Love them all!

Kim

Briana's Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Looks pretty cold! Love all of them!

jenbusymom said...

Great shots! Love your blog, I live in Montreal too!

jenbusymom said...

I added you too! I agree, how exciting to meet another Montreal blogger, it doesn't happen often! I look forward to followig you too!

DawnS said...

She is stunning! And I know what you mean about not being able to get enough of their adorable little faces! The others give me chills, they looks SOOOooooo cold! Still pretty though!