Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Black & White Wednesday

the long road

This week, I struggled to find a recent picture that I wanted to convert to b/w. Yesterday's post was about as colorful as one can get and so many of my photos lately are of the girls in their CNY dance costumes, wearing vibrant clothing or posed against a brightly-colored fabric backdrop, and I just couldn't bear to convert those to b/w. I love b/w's, but I love bold color, too! I was scrolling through my archives and found some photos I had never done anything with. These were taken after leaving the ballroom dancing competition in November. Leila and Kara were playing on an incline, under an overpass, and were so funny. My mom and I were laughing hysterically because, like me, Leila is scared of heights. Once she shimmied her way to the top, she didn't want to stand or walk. She maneuvered herself around by doing the crab walk. It was probably one of those "you had to have been there" moments, but we thought it was pretty darn funny.

Mom - I hope you get another good laugh out of these. :)

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To see more b/w photos, pop over to Lisa's blog.

30 comments:

Norah said...

I love them!

Felicia said...

These are great Michelle. The joy of your beautiful girls just shines!!

Shelly and Family said...

WOW What great photos and if I do must say...your girls are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Frau said...

Awesome shots they look like they are having too much fun!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Great Picturs..the one of them apearing to be holding up that concrete..is phenominal...
Your girls are simply lovely...and their love just shines right off the pic:)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are awesome Michelle! I love everything about them. They look like they are having so much fun up there:)

Nick is deathly afraid of heights too.

Enjoy your day!!

xo,

Lisa

a Tonggu Momma said...

These cracked me up. (And tell Leila that I am scared of heights, too. The crab walk makes perfect sense to me. I mean, if you fall, you might drift off into space or something. Better to be close to the ground. Heh.)

Dita said...

Wow...these are FANTASTIC. I love the BW conversion and the expressions on your beautiful girls...well...they made me smile REALLY big!

Lisa said...

I am so drawn in by the expressions and the background.

Wow.....beautiful too!

Lisa said...

These are just great!!! The girls look so happy! I smiled all the way through these. So glad I came here.

Love Letters To China said...

These are awesome! I think the conversion to b&w made them look even better.

Thanks for sharing... Happy Wednesday!

Tezzie said...

Wow! Those are fabulous! They look great in B/W...love the texture it brings out in the wall :D

kerri said...

Awesome!!
Love the B&W!

Gail said...

LOVE these Michelle, they make fabulous bl and whites! Awesome composition and love the natural texture behind them!!!

Colleen said...

Michelle these are awesome shots....you have such an incredible eye. : )
Did you get the textures?

Jboo said...

Wow -- so beautiful and fun!

Janet

JinXiu said...

what great photos 9 with a great story to match) I love the way they look in B and w

Life with Kaishon said...

How gorgeous are your girls? Seriously. Oh my goodness. I love these pictures. And I love them in black and white. I think they are perfect!

Sephysmomma said...

Oh I just love these pictures. Your girls are all very pretty!

Shawna&Co. said...

Those are terrific pictures! Great location!! I love the lighter look these black and whites have. You have some really great angles and poses...

Ashley said...

Love them!! Leila and her crab walk have me laughing!!

Today was my 100th post - so I am doing my 1st giveaway - make sure you stop over;)

Hugs!!

Wanda said...

These are great shots. I love the feeling and the distance from the camera. Really nice!

Kate said...

Oh Michelle! Your photography is beautiful!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

These girls look like a party waiting to happen!!! I love how you captured their playful ways and spontaneity.

Wonderful, as always, my friend.

xoxo!
Lisa

Michelle said...

These pictures are amazing!!

Missy said...

These are so cute, Michelle! I love the location...very urban and fun. LOL at Leila doing the crab walk...can't say I blame her though :)

Marla said...

How fun!! What great angles and perspective! And they're perfect in black and white!

Bailey said...

Wonderful photos! The setting for the photos is perfect. Your girls are precious. Congratulations on a great family.

Maryvel said...

Very nice! Looks like they were having so much fun! Such a lovely smiles!

Donna said...

What a cleverly creative backdrop! Fun photos! I hope the girls didn't really play on the freeway tho...

;)

Donna
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