Some of My Favorite Black and Whites
I posted these because Freedom Smith and I were talking tonight about photos. I said, sometimes when I've taken a photo and I'm not real sure whether I'm really excited about it or not, I will black and white it. If I think it's really good in black and white, then I've probably got a good photo. These are some of my favorites. These first two are of my niece and nephew. They were taken at different times, they just happen to be two of my favorites of a lot of the photos I have of them. My sister has these photos in 11 x 14's on her living room wall. She has the original color shots. One thing to me about black and whites is that you, or at least I, pay more attention to the detail of the photo itself when I am not distracted by the color. Like in this first one of Stephanie, her eyelashes almost touch her eyebrow. Her little smile is just a bit crooked. They are details you might not other wise pay much attention to.
In the picture of Tyler, he is just a cute kid and loves to have his picture taken. That's unusual for most boys, especially at his age.
These next two are also brother and sister. They are the children of a friend of mine. I just took these last week and their mother hasn't even seen them yet. The one of Kenady is slightly blurred but it gives it a smoky effect. I'm still not quite sure about it even in black and white, other than the child is just adorable and she posed herself for this picture. You can let me know what you think, because sometimes I'm not real sure of my eyesight. Is it blurred to bad to use? I hate to give it up.
In the picture of Jett below, if you look close you will notice that he has one bottom tooth and the one next to it is breaking the skin. You can barely see it. He felt terrible all day that day as this tooth was coming through. His grandmother took him outside and we got him in a good mood long enough to get a few shots of him.
Anyway, I like black and whites. I'm not the greatest photographer, but then I don't try to get paid to do it either. I do luck out sometimes and get some good shots though.