Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

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I love these soft, sweet moments captured in the midst of the chaos.


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My fav of Milana. I posted it before in color. It's even more poignant in blk&wh, I think.

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And now, more of China.

These were taken with my Sony point n shoot so they're noisy but who cares? It's the memory they invoke that's important.


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One of my favorite things is the silouette of tree trunks - the more twisted the better.
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Our Great Wall photo is so misty but it's the only one we have so it's precious.
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This sweet face breaks my heart. She was so lost and scared.
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But big Sis could crack her up even then.
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I sure love my girlies!

28 comments:

Donna said...

The girls are so pretty in their Chinese dresses! And I love the China pics too. I should dig up some of mine and play around with the black and white conversion. Are you using Lightroom to do it?

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Wanda said...

Yes, I am using Lightroom Donna. But I just received PS CS3 so I'll be plunging into that real soon. Who knows if I'll ever be heard of again!
:)

Michelle said...

Great shots!! I love how you are mixing in your China shots with these posts. That picture of Milana sitting on the bed in China is just precious.

Shawna&Co. said...

Those sad sweet eyes about did me in too.. It just breaks my heart any child ever feels unloved... I'm so glad you could take that look away :) That last one makes me smile along!

Awesome tree photo!

Frau said...

Love these pictures so beautiful in B&W! Love the one with big sis making lil sis smile and laugh priceless!

Felicia said...

You capture the cutest pics of your girls together -- such sweet and tender moments.

Gail said...

The ones of the 2 of them together are so beautiful, wonderful black and whites. Also love the one of big sister making baby girl laugh...precious!

And as much as you love Lightroom, you will love CS3 even more...it's very different but can do so much!

Sandra said...

Once again, I LOVE the sister pictures.

jenbusymom said...

What's not to love! They're just beautiful!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Love them...you have such a knack for capturing the tender moments so poignantly. It is as if I could feel your every emotion....
LOVE the first shot..I have a tender one of my two young girls in their Chinese dresses as well..it is my absolute fave...maybe next week I will use it on b&w wednesday...if I remember..lol..

Lisa said...

Oh, the eyes just have it! AND their obvious joy and affection for one another. Made me *sigh*, in a happy reflective way.....such beautiful girls!!

AND I too just love that you sprinkle in China into each B&W Wed...I know in so many ways you probably feel you left a piece of yourself there...a kindred connection ~ these amazing photos take us all there with you each time!

Love the family shot & the two sisters sharing a happy moment on the bed! Pure bliss!

Colleen said...

Love these shots!!! I love the light in the first one..it's like their hands together have created a glow all of their own : )
Great shots!!! Sisterhood is really special.

Dita said...

True...Sisterhood is something very special!
When I look at the images from China and then of Milana today...I can only smile. What an incredible year she has had...it shines through in her eyes and in that beautiful smile of hers.

Love these shots of your girlies...I can see why you are in love!

xoxoxo
Dita

PS
Love the family shot of all of you in China!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Isn't it amazing what a difference a year makes? So incredible how resilient these kiddos are!

I loved seeing all the pictures but as a family of four really touched my heart, Wanda.

Many blessings~
Lisa

AIRIA ART and PHOTOGRAPHY said...

the pics are beautiful i know i've said it before but so very special and precious.
thanks for sharing. stopping by from lisa's bw wed
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Love Letters To China said...

Love your photos today! They're all so meaningful in their own special way. Every last one of them look great in B&W. Must be the love you have for those two colors.

Happy Wednesday!

Grace

The Sanders Family said...

Awww, love these photos of your two girls! They're just so beautiful...little China dolls :) And you're still killing me with your China trip photos. I'm ready to buy my plane ticket!

Brandi said...

Very nice pics! I have to say...that 1st one of Milana is FABULOUS!

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

Hi Wanda! You have such a gorgeous family! Beautiful captures!

Our family said...

I am speechless.... ALL of your pics are so incredible.... Stunning....

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I cannot believe how much Miss Milania had changed in a few short months. She has come a long way from that shy and scared little girl you met in China!!

The pictures are precious as always.....it always brings a smile to my face to see your girls together. I absolutley love the family shot on the Great Wall.....misty or not, it is fabulous!

Hope you had a great day:)

xo,

Lisa

Marla said...

So pretty Wanda, as always! What a precious shot of y'all on the Wall. I can't wait to take my girls to see it someday.

Amy said...

I really love the first one - the dresses look so soft and silky.

Serline said...

Beautiful lighting in your pictures! I love the happy shot of them looking so comfortable and relax on that last picture.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and making a comment.

Have a lovely day!

Buckeroomama said...

I love seeing the girls in their cheongsams. :)

funnylittlepollywogs said...

Beautiful Pictures! That one of Milana takes my breath away!

DawnS said...

How do you manage to capture those sweet moments - all I seem to be able to capture is the chaos :) The one of Milana - one of my all time favorites - I might have said that before... so beautiful! I really LOVE the China black and whites!

Briana's Mom said...

Wow! The first three are stunning! And I ALWAYS love your China photos. Gorgeous!