Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

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A couple of weeks ago, the sun was finally shining enough in the livingroom window so I whipped out my camera, a little dress-up dress and a compliant Dahlia (ok....there may have been some chocolate involved) and snapped a few pics.
I thought they would convert well to black and white for Lisa's Wednesday exercise and I like the way they turned out. Of course, I have about 200 from that shoot (yeah....I'm a little crazy) but I just chose two.
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And so as not to break with tradition - here are 2 snaps from our China trip last August. We happened upon a little sidewalk sales stall, selling these sweet little parasols. I didn't end up buying any there as I waited till Beijing to spend all my money (!#$??!) but they were so cute all lined up like that. I feel kind of quilty not buying any from the little stand but only taking a picture. (My bad.)
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And this is an upwards shot of our hotel in Hangzhou. These tiered parasols were bright red but look kind of cool in black and white too. ( I remember thinking that if my foyer was large enough (haha) this would really look great.)
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That's all for today. I'm hitting the hay early 'cause tomorrow I'm packing up the library (soon to be our family room).
Yah, groan, puff, yah!!

41 comments:

Mom2Isabel said...

Hola Chica!!!
Love the photo of Dahlia!!!
BTW, I feel like I KNOW you!
Where in Canada do you live?
My family is in New England and my maternal grandmother was from Nova Scotia.

You have inspired me to go for the China theme net week for B+W Wednesday.

Stay warm up there!!!!
Laureen in FLorida

Dita said...

I don't know what the other 200 looked like but these two are beautiful. I love that you captured Dahlia's reflection in the table. She is quite the little model...exactly what type fo chocolate did you use for this? I must take notes!

Her hair is so lovely in the second shot...I love the cut you can see the gorgeous texture against that alabaster skin of hers.

China...you make me want to go there with all these amazing images. I would need a steamer trunk to come home though with all the finds there!

Good luck with the library tomorrow...can't wait to hear how it goes!

xoxoxo
Dita

Buckeroomama said...

I love the second pic of Dahlia... with her hair curling just a bit. :)

Those parasols are lovely!!

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

I just love your first picture with Dahlia's reflection in the table. It's truly a perfect pic to have blown up and framed. I am also inspired by you to go through my China pics and pick one or two for next week. I have a few in mind that I know will look spectacular in B&W!

Ellie said...

I Love the first photo so much! The focus is just perfect and the reflection - ooh la la! Gorgeous in b&w!

It is fun seeing your China photos - maybe some of West Lake next?? I'm missing Hangzhou!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Wanda! I love the pictures of your (compliant) model : ) What a sweetie! I love your pictures from your visit to China as well! How awesome is that umbrella picture? I can't imagine how many lovely images you got when you were there! : ) Good luck with the packing of the library... : )

Frau said...

Beautiful pictures and I love the parasol picture I bet it is beautiful in color as well.

Jodee Leader said...

You are such a great photographer! I love the reflection in the first picture!

Ashley said...

What great pictures. The first one is so neat, with part of her reflection in the glass top of the table. Your girls are adorable!!

Blessings, Ashley

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Salut Wanda!

As usual, totally stunning shots! I just love your eye!

Briana's Mom said...

I love these shots! Amazing! I really love the first one, Dahlia looks so sassy and beautiful!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I love the way the light shines on Dahlia's hair. She is gorgeous!

Beautiful as usual, Wanda.

BTW, I work for chocolate, too!

Blessings~
Lisa

The Sanders Family said...

Beautiful photos. I especially like the second one with Dahlia's profile. It's really precious. And that parasol stand...I've been looking for a parasol for spring photos for awhile and I cannot find any. This makes me a bit envious :)

Jboo said...

Oh wow- beautiful photos! Love the reflection in the first one and your girl is simply gorgeous! Cool photos from China too!

Janet

Lisa said...

Beautiful photos, absolutely both of them! The first shot is so whimsical and I imagined a breezy Spring day.....see, you accomplished the impossible with your artistry! And the second is pure innocence!

AND of course I simply adore the peek back at your incredible China journey ~ the parasols are sooooo darling and there is some art right there in the arrangement too!

Happy Wednesday my friend!! You were my very first stop, right after linking up with Lisa!!
Hugs!!

Courtney said...

Beautiful photos!

My Heart said...

I, too, am loving the reflection in the first photo! I also really love the first China picture.

JinXiu said...

I love the first picture of dailia with her refection on the table. the sun light perfectly catures her natural elegance.

How can you only choose two. Those darling faces are too precious for just 2 pictures. Hopefully you will post more.

I love the picture of the parasols. Stunning

Norah said...

BEAUTIFUL! And oh my goodness how I love the parasols!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love those parasols... and I wish I had been a better photographer during our china trip five years ago. You are inspiring me, however, to do better on our next trip.

Christy said...

I love your pictures! Your little girl is too cute! Makes me want to visit China too, so cool!

the greek chinese connection said...

As always beautiful beyond words.

luv u

me

Colleen said...

Beautiful as always Wanda...the last one is shot at an incredible angle!!! Love it girl!!!!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

These are stunning B&Ws of your daughter!! I love the reflection in the table too.

Great pics from China, love the first one a lot!!

Thanks for your kind words!

Gail said...

These are all amazing as always Wanda, you have a great eye. I never tire of China pics...love the parasol one but the last one is my fav. LOVE the perspective you shot this from!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Super Mommy said...

Oh my, those are gorgy! I love the reflection of your daughter on your coffee table. And those China photos are stunning.

Donna said...

I love the textures in these photos! Especially the top one with the reflection in the table top and the contrast of that fun face sculpture. Perfect for black and white!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Jo said...

What beautiful photos ~ love them!

Jo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love these images of your beautiful girl...... they are perfect black and whites:)

...and I love that you are adding pictures of your trip to china each wednesday...... The parisol shot is so cool!!! I can only imagine the shopping you did there:)

Good luck with the renovation.....and thank you, thank you for your support!!

xoxo,

Lisa

Shawna&Co. said...

Don't ya love when you get some good natural light? They turned out great!

Cop Mama said...

The first thing I noticed were her eyes in the 1st pic, they just shine! Beautiful, simply beautiful!

Marla said...

LOL @ 200 shots, you sound like me!!!! LOL!!!! Love all the parasols too, so lovely in b&w. Not sure if I've ever told you or not, but I LOVE your girls' names! So pretty and unique, just like them. :)

Our family said...

I always love your B&W Wednesdays.... As always, your pics are simply gorgeous! What a beautiful collection you must have!

Michelle said...

I love these pictures. The lighting in the first one is perfection!!

She Writes said...

Love the first one!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Love your pictures as usual...you have such a talent!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Once again I LOVE your beautiful pictures!

A little chocolate is always a good thing:)

Leslie said...

Stunning!!

happygal said...

Amazing images. Thanks for sharing!

Ivy said...

HI Wanda,
These are amazing photos! I love the parasols. Very creative compositions.

Ivy

jenbusymom said...

Such beautiful parasols! Bribary is everything when it comes to picture taking and cooperative kiddies! I'm loving your blog, we so have to meet one day! I can't wait to see the renovations, we did our whole house last year. I haen't really posted many pics but you may be inspiring me to do so, I just didn't want to relive the whole thing!! Good luck!