Posts Tagged ‘black and white’

I was taking my friends’ family photos the other week. We were at this awesome-looking stone building at Highbanks Park in Columbus. I was trying to have them sit together on the edge of the stone because I thought it might add good texture. However, getting three kids to sit and pose perfectly in unison was about like herding cats. The parents were pretty much always on and waiting for the camera. Which helps. It does. But the kids were all about doing their own things. Ends up, I pretty much like the resulting natural photos better.


Can you believe it? This is donut girl‘s sister! I mean seriously. What did their parents do to make these girls so darn cute. I mean, I would have picked one up under each arm and ran with them if their parents wouldn’t have known where to find me. They belong to my cousin and his wife.

I could be happy living here….’cept there’s no grocery store nearby.

I wish I could say I took this picture last week in the mountains near Aspen. But, in fact, it’s been just under a year since I beheld such a sight. March 29, 2009 was the exact date, if you were interested. Gorgeous landscape though, isn’t it? There in the back center, you can see the Maroon Bells mountains. I do love me some Colorado!

This photo was taken with my little point and shoot Canon digital Elph while riding up the chair lift. I wasn’t about to bring my big SLR up with me. I never know when the next nasty spill on my snowboard will take place. Those kinds of things tend to sneak up on a girl. And when they do, they take everything with them. My downhill momentum, my confidence…and any large and expensive electronic devices I might have on me at the time.

One of the things that I have always thought would be fun to do is be a baby photographer. Sure there would be days when the child is just not happy to be participating in such an event and they let you know it. That might be a little trying on the patience. But for the most part, they are so beautiful and bring such joy to be around. Seems to me that the good days WAY outweigh the tough ones.

This weekend, I went to my friend’s house to try and take some Anne Geddes-type, sleeping baby photos of her 12-day-old little girl. But even after a 75 degree house and a 25-minute feeding, that child was wide awake and not looking to fade off any time in the near future. So we ditched all effort and props that were gathered for the sleeping baby poses and moved forward with shots of her simply wrapped in a blanket. It actually turned out not too bad. This one might be my favorite of the day. It makes me giggle every time I look at it. Man! I would love to do this for a living.


While waiting for the El at the Randolph/Wabash station in Chicago, I decided to pass the time by taking photos of things around me. I thought this one was kind of cool with the distinct vertical lines of the building being interrupted by the diagonals of the fire escapes in the background and of the roof in the foreground. Then, mixed in with the cold concrete and steel lies a single organic element….the pigeon.

Urban apartments

Urban apartments

This photo was taken in Chicago over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I had a couple hours to waste before I needed to catch my plane. I normally take most of my photos in color and then decide if I want to change them up later. This series I set the camera on black and white. It seems to capture the vibe of the city better. Sometimes, color gets in the way.

Chicago streetscape

Chicago streetscape