Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Black & White Mood

I know the birds are chirping and the early spring buds are sprouting which means color will return to the landscape, but somehow this week I am drawn to more b&w images.  Maybe it's because the Kim Klassen class Beyond Layers is focusing on b&w this week, maybe it's because Tracey Clark's B&W Class is open for registration, or maybe because I am just in that kinda of a mood.  My husband is still not doing well and that puts me in a gray mood.  I have such a fondness for the colors of spring, the pinks, the whites, the yellows, the purples in all their glorious hues.  But today it is black and white.

Black & White really accentuates the thorns on a cactus.....



It also highlights the edges of a jug....


It  reminds us of the starkness of the trees in winter....


I really didn't have to change this to B&W....it is a black ant crawling along my white fence, peeling paint and all.....


And finally, my fav of this bunch....a little girl I captured with my lens in Phoenix.  I think she is just precious and love her shy little look....


"Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does."  ~  John Berger

Linking to Deb's This or That Thursday

Until next time.....

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots!! The jug is my favorite, so lovely...

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  2. Oh my - these are lovely. That ant is awesome... and of course that sweet little girl.

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  3. That little girl ♥ stole my heart *sigh*

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  4. Can I just say, wow that jug is incredibly gorgeous, of course the nerdy side of me loves the ant, and that little girl.....is adorable!! I'm sorry your in a gray way...sending you a little pink your way (Lord knows you can probably see me glowing from there! ha)

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  5. Your pictures are fantastic!!! Very inspiring. What a sweet picture of the little girl. The tree is a great picture to. They all are. Hoping your color returns soon and that your day will improve.

    Snooks @ 3 Beeze Homestead.

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  6. I love all of these images! My favorite is also the little girl.

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  7. Well I do think that our photographs oftentimes reflect our mood...I know mine certainly do.....Plus I think some things just show up better in black and white than color and vice versa....I love all your black and white shots you shared with us today. I have seen that look on my granddaughter's face so many times I think that shot is my favorite.....

    I know you are in a very touch and challenging situation with your husband and I am so sorry....I will definitely be praying for the both of you.....

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  8. LOVE that cactus photo! So rich in texture. Do you mind telling me font you're using on your blog? It is so pretty. brendakula@gmail.com
    Brenda

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  9. I love each of the photos - but the ant made me laugh and the natural texture of that image is awesome. The little girl's face is so sweet, too...

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  10. Deanna...I think you might have found your new forte'....Black & White!

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  11. Beautiful images. Love the last two!

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  12. Thinking healing thoughts in regards to your husband. Virtual hugs your way, Deanna.

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  13. all great photos, but I really love that jug!

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  14. Love your new header.
    You have an amazing eye, in color or B&W, your images are just pure magic.

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  15. I have to say I just love you new header and your Black and White photos look wonderful..

    My heart goes out to you at this time.. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers..

    Big Hugs my friend..

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  16. All your black and white photos are very special,I really don't have a favourite.
    So sorry to learn your husband is unwell,and I will also keep you both in my prayers.

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  17. That is such a sweet portrait.

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  18. Oh my goodness! These are so fantastic. That ant is amazing!

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  19. Oh my word...these are fabulous...that little girl is priceless. Love the comp on the Cactus.

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  20. I hope your husband is doing better.

    That photo of the little girl is precious!

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