Saturday, December 4, 2010

We Picture {This} (Mamarazzi) Black and White

we picture {this}

It's been a long time since I've entered any picture on one of my favorite blogs. Though I've been silent - I have learned so much from this site. Some amazing photographers from all levels share their gifts and secrets and I really want to thank them for sharing so generously.

So, when I read that their theme this month was Black and White - could I resist!

Pink, take 2 009

Nikon D300

Lens 50mm 1.4, focal length 50 mm, F/4.0, shutter speed 1?160 ISO 320 I used my speedlight as it was a really dull day, metering mode - center weighted, exp. comp +1.67 step

Pink, take 2 012


Nikon D300

Lens - 50 mm, focal length 50 mm, Aperature f/4.0, shutter 1/160, I used a speedlight as it was a very dull day, metering mode - center weighted, exp. comp.+ 1/67

I've posted other pics from this Pink Fluffy photo shoot with my girlies here but I really like how pink feathers show such interesting contrast in black and white.

Do hop over to see more Black and White Photography at the Mamarazzi blog all month long.


DawnS said...

I also love these in black and white. Tell me... is it even possible to say no to those eyes? Both of them really, but Milana has such soulful eyes!

Leah and Maya said...

Such gorgeous girls. Love the camera settings, it helps me learn more when I can see and experiment with what everyone else is doing. Hopefully someday we will have better then dial up and I can go to all these great blogs and get even more tips.

Buckeroomama said...

You are the queen of B&W, Wanda! Both shots are lovely. Do you have them framed and displayed already? They're perfect!

Wanda said...

Gee Bmama. Thanks, but I'm so bad at that. I'm about a year behind with printing and framing anything.

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

Wow, Wanda!!! These are gorgeous!!! Your girls are so darling, and the b/w conversions are great. I love the rich black in contrast with the creamy white skin tones. Great job!!

Maya's Mommy said...

Beautiful girls and I love the pictures! I have a D3000 and am going to try your setting some time. I wish I knew more about my camera and had time to experiment with the features. Thanks for writing on our blog! I've been out of touch for so long.


Casey said...

Love these photos! The feathers look amazing in black white. love!

Our family said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!


Lisa said...

Have to agree with BMama and well, all the of the lovely comments about your lovely girls!

Stunning photos and yes, Milana's eye truly embody the notion of peepers being a window to the soul.....they take me right in every time!!

XOXO Hope your weekend was fab. and you stayed warm!!!

Dita said...

The girls take my breath away in these shots. These shots? WhoamIkidding? EVERY shot!

Love those girls...yes, I do!
And I love their Mommy too!


Cindy M said...

These are absolutely awesome!! Although I'd love to see them in color, I really like how the focal point of the photo is definitely their eyes in the black and white version. What did you use to convert them?

Wanda said...

Cindy. You can see the color versions (lots of them) at

After my edits in Lightroom and Photoshop I converted to black and white and usually I bump up the exposure and the blacks and maybe even the highlights. That's it.

Thanks for your sweet comment.

Denise said...

Yes, I think you are the queen of black and white too Wanda! Love these:) You should take my place on the We Picture This site!!