Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

the long road

It's Wednesday again and time to play around with some black and white conversions.

But first....in honor of March 17th and good ol St Paddy, I had to post a little green. These are some massive lotus leaves in Hangzhou, China from our trip last August.

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Can't you imagine a little green leprechaun, popping his little capped head over the side of this leaf?!

This week my muse was at it again. Sometimes I wonder what she is thinking about when she stares at me like this. I'm crazy about the contours of her face as well as the quirky cuteness of her personality.
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Threw in a color - just for comparison.
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And here are some more pics of China.


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This was our official adoption day photo for Milana. (Did I already post this?)August 10, 2009
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My two sweet girlies!
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Happy Wednesday and a Happy St. P to all the Irish.

We all have a bit of Irish in us, don't we!

26 comments:

M3 said...

Dang, those cheekbones just pop out in black and white! Gorgeous.

Kayce said...

Great pics!

Dita said...

I agree with you about the contours of Dahlia's face...they are stunning and they seem to capture the light from so many angles. She is a true classic beauty.

If you did post that picture of Milana's official adoption day I didn't see it. I just love seeing images of the 4 of you. You are truly a stunning family. Danny has such beauty all around him every day!

Happy St. Patty's Day, my Friend from the North!

xoxoxo
Dita Darling

Amandalynn said...

These are all so great. I love the dark contrast.

Donna said...

Such a silly little pucker face! Adorable, as always!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Felicia said...

Beautiful Wanda. Your little cuties have such personality and I love how you include some China pics.

Happy St. Patty's Day to you too!

Love Letters To China said...

I love your pictures Wanda!! Your model is really working the camera for you too! She's adorable. How could you ever take a bad photo with a face staring back at you like that?

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too...

Hugs....

Shelly and Family said...

LOVE all the B&WS! I truly enjoyed the one with you & your family...that one truly amde me smile :)

Hope you are having a great week!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Dahlia is stunningly beautiful....and you are right, the black and whites really accentuate the contours of that pretty little face!

The picture of her in China dancing in the middle of the hotel Lobby just put the biggest smile on my face.......What a cutie she is!!

Love that you added some green for St. Patrick's Day~

Yes, we all have a little Irish in us!

Happy Wednedasy and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

xo,

Lisa

Buckeroomama said...

Dahlia's practicing her fierce model look! :)

Gail said...

Yes, we all do have some Irish in all of us, don't we?

Love all of these Wanda, especially the ones of your muse. She has such a gorgoeous face and her personality comes through in every image.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Marla said...

Lovely as always, Wanda! Miss Dahlia certainly has some cute expressions.

themaddychronicles said...

She does have a beautiful face! Beautiful pictures of your little girl! She's quite the model!

The Sanders Family said...

What a beautiful face, made for having her picture taken...what else can you do, ha ha :) Love the photos, as always. Your family is beautiful. I really like the one of your daughter 'dancing' by the fountain too...my favorite!

Lisa said...

WOW! What a beauty she is...All the pictures are just gorgeous. In black and white her check bones really pop out. She is a classic beauty for sure.

I love the GREEN!

Shoot! I'm an Irish Catholic and didn't even think of adding something green to my post...not even a Happy St. Paddy Day from me...Oh! Well!

Happy St. Paddy Day to you!

Now you have me wondering...What does happen in June to bring on all these March babies...Maybe it is the hot summer nights. ;)

Lisa said...

Irish blessings coming your way from one Mama with just a dash of the "Irish" to another! :)

And have we not already been blessed beyond measure? Gosh....we didn't even need to kiss a blarney stone! :)

I sure hope next week I can play along again...until then, I can live vicariously through all of you! You are my first stop and probably last until the chicks are in bed!

And yes, she's so lovely her expression seem more dramatic in B&W. Love the green you added in too ~ inspired!

But my fave this time? That momentous moment captured as a new family....gorgeous one and all!

Hugs!

Shawna&Co. said...

Those are great! I can totally imagine a little man popping out of those leaves :)

My favorites are of her dancing in front of the fountain and the close up of the puckered up lips!

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

I love the pictures of your little muse! She is definitely Miss Personality - a model in the making! :) Love the deep green of those leaves.

(Can't wait for class tomorrow with Lisa!)

Kim said...

All wonderful pictures! The recent b&w are so dramatic but the color one is great too. Thanks for stopping by today!

Ellie said...

love the green . . . I can imagine a leprechan!

You can post that family photo every day. it is the most beautiful, meaningful photo you will ever have. Your girls are gorgeous!!

Julie said...

I just love the light on her face in the close up pics - well done!

Elouise82 said...

Beautiful pictures! Those first four were so fun, such an expressive little face! All the China pictures you post make me want to travel there myself someday—what a rich culture and tradition!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I always love the China photos you post.

And Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I have to tell you... the Tongginator was SO funny yesterday. She said, "So... Mom... explain to me how I'm Irish again? That doesn't make sense to me." (I've never said she was Irish, but the husband's family IS Irish, so she is definitely growing up with Irish culture.) Heh.

Serline said...

I love Dahlia's facial expressions. She is too cute for words. Beautiful family portrait!

Katy said...

Great photos! I really love the first three black and white photos of your daughter. The shadows add just the right touch!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wanda! I just love your pictures of your girls and of your family. You are all so lovely. It makes my heart happy and thankful that you have such a wonderful family! You are a blessing to so many! Hope your weekend is filled with lots of happiness and sunshine! Love, Becky