Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Black and White Wednesday



You can find this meme here at The Long Road to China...

I really wanted to have a non-child photo to put up this week, but the three under 3 and I have been sick and the weather has been atrocious and there's been a good bit of drama drumming up around here lately (more on that soon) so I've been cooped up and too harried to grab my camera or go through older photos that have great B&W potential.  So, I played around with this shot of Addie...


I love her contemplative look and I think the light on her face is really pretty and I wasn't sure how to do the black and white version but in the end I wound up increasing the contrast and boosting the highlight and adding shading to the edges to make the toys in the fore- and background  less distracting... I wanted to play up the curve of her nose and make the dramatic lighting the focus. 

Hm... not sure I'm totally satisfied, but I gave it a shot! What do you think?

15 comments:

Kate said...

I love how the b & w really shows the light on her face. She is so beautiful...oh my word.

Wanda said...

I love the light on her sweet face. Really beautiful!

(btw. the link that you left at Lisa's blog today, links to your last week's entry. You might want to change it for today's so others can find this week's entry. It's too good for them to miss!)

:)

Cop Mama said...

Wow, what a sweetie pie!!! I like both photos. The black and white one makes it look more dramatic, the color is more fun.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

sorry you are not feeling well, but so glad you dug through the archives to find this sweet little picture!!

She is adorable....and I do like the drama of the black and white!!

Hope your week gets a little better!

Take Care,

Lisa

Tanya said...

Give A a kiss on both of those scrumptious sheeks for us...and J & J too! ;o) FEEL BETTER!!!!!!!

Shandal said...

You did a great job editing that pic. It's very elegant and endearing.

The Sanders Family said...

I love the light shining on her beautiful little face. This was a perfect choice for black & white. Great job :)

kerri said...

I love the soft natural lighting on her face, it really shows up in the conversion!

Shawna&Co. said...

Oh heaven's sake! The sweet look on her face is enough to make me have another baby. Perfect in black and white!!!

Arizona Mamma said...

What do I think? I think there has to be something at which you are not so freakin talented! I love the picture. She's a beauty.

Lisa said...

She does seem to be reflecting on something sweet & whimsical....just like she is!

She's just beautiful....I love your expession of 3 under 3 ~ you must have your hands full in the VERY nicest of ways!

Beautiful family!

Lisa

Amy said...

LOVE this shot of Addie... And looking forward to see you guys again soon! Can't wait to love on Jo.. er, ALL the kids. ;)

And you of all people should know that ANY foot can look pretty in a good photo.

Nicole said...

This photo is fabulous in B&W. What camera do you have? I'm in the market for a new one. Looking at Digitial SLR's - maybe a Nikon. PM me on FB if you have words of wisdom! :0)

Life with Kaishon said...

Your little Addie is just too precious for words. I love how the sunlight is hitting her face also. Very soft and pretty : )

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Wow..she sure is a cutie..lovin that pic in black and white!

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