Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Black & White Wednesday: Simply Sipping

My friend, Lisa, is starting Black & White Wednesday today. Her goal is to fill up a wall in her home with some of the many gorgeous photos she takes that she will post-process in black/white. I am posting one of my favorite images from the summer. (This is my outdated watermark, but it was already loaded into Flickr and I didn't have time this morning to change it.) This photo captures my niece, Lucy, and daughter, Mia, sharing a lemonade. This was actually taken in a restaurant in very poor lighting. I had to hike my ISO up to 1250, so the image was very grainy. Thankfully, a quick conversion to b/w saved my image, and it turns out, I like it better than the color version anyway. I love how things work out that way!

Simply Sippin'

If you want to take part in Black & White Wednesday, just pop over to Lisa's blog and check it out.

17 comments:

Dita said...

Soda Shop Sweeties.....beautiful!

Nice job in the B&W saving that image and ultimately realizing it was best that way anyway.

Your blog looks lovely...I'll be back for sure to snoop around and get caught up.

Thanks for stopping by mine today!

Have a great day.

Dita

Wanda said...

I LOVE this shot. Very dramatic yet as sweet as can be. Really lovely.

Wanda (At Last...)

Love Letters To China said...

What a beautiful photo of your niece and daughter. Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog. I've been an avid reader of your blog for awhile now. I enjoy reading about your family and admire your beautiful photography.

Melanie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Gail said...

So happy you saved it...fabulous conversion, Michelle! one of my favs ever that you've taken...I really love it!

Happy Wednesday!

Sandra said...

Love this one!

Denise said...

I love this picture!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Love it Michelle.....The girls are so sweet. You could not have captured a more precious moment....GORGEOUS!

Isn't it nice to save an image by converting it to black and white?? Gotta love that trick!!

SO glad you joined in the fun....thanks for playing along.

xo,

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

Simply adorable! I love this picture!

Lori Lynn said...

This would look great framed and on the wall! I have a denoise program and I just love how it can salvage a 1600 ISO image. I am not afraid to shoot in low light any more.

JG said...

Beautiful!

Black and white processing can be such a life-saver! :)

Marla said...

Totally adorable!

Felicia said...

Perfect and gorgeous!!

ashia said...

that is the sweetest picture! the conversion looks great... you would've never known that it was grainy. i always enjoy reading your blog and looking at your photos! blessings!

Jboo said...

What a great photo! Neat that the b/w turned out even better!

Have a great day!

Janet

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I love the B&W and also love how it can make a grainy picture look amazing!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Beautiful...and looks like so much fun!