Wednesday, January 27, 2010

black and white Wednesday

It's Black and White Wednesday again.
Taken in July 09 on a vacation to Mexico, this was shot the first evening we arrived. It was about 7:30 pm and you can see the sun setting in Grace's eyes. What I love about the image is the sand in her hair and on her face, her windswept hair and especially the curve of it near her eyes and nose. But my favorite part of this picture is Grace's contented and happy smile. The image was processed minimally and besides removing one hair over her mouth, I left the picture alone, except for converting it to black and white. I love the simplicity of the image and probably for that reason, it's my very most favorite picture I've captured of her. A framed copy hangs in our home.
Take a look at more black and white images on Lisa's blog and through her link.


40 kind words:

Felicia said...

Wow! Stunning photo Gail

redmaryjanes said...

Stunning.

Jboo said...

Gorgeous image and your sweet Grace! Fun to think about vacations in the sun! :)

Janet

a Tonggu Momma said...

Beautiful. And I just love her hair.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have always LOVED this photo of Grace.....it is so BEAUTIFUL!!

I know I said this back when you posted it this summer, but I am going to say it again......I think it is so cool how you even captured the bits of sand in her hair!!

Have a Happy Wednesday my friend:)

xo,

Lisa

Rachel said...

Gorgeous Gail! Your Grace is such a beauty!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BREATHTAKING..
Grace can never take a bad photo..
she is BEAUTIFUL..
Hugs..
have a great day..

Kris said...

beautiful girl, beautiful photo.

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I remember the first time I saw this picture!! I loved it then and love it now!! So beautiful!

Love Letters To China said...

What a beautiful photo. Every time I see your photography I get more and more inspired.

Laura L. said...

Oh yes, that is one beautiful photo. Just perfect.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Gail~

This is breathtaking and so authentic. There's just NO way you can pose content.

Grace is a beach beauty!

Blessings~
Lisa

Marla said...

Just lovely. I can see why it's a fave. She is absolutely beautiful.

Dita said...

Gail, this image couldn't BE more perfect!

I could look at Grace all day long!

xoxox
Dita

Wanda said...

Of course this is your favorite. It is simply gorgeous. There is something so serenly beautiful about Grace's face. She really is stunning.

Happy Wednesday!

The Sanders Family said...

She is so beautiful. This photo is really breath-taking! Stunning! And I think it's perfect for all the reasons you shared. Funny how we can spend so much time getting our kiddos ready for a photo shoot, making sure everything looks picture perfect. And instead, it's the moments when the wind and sand is in their hair, that makes for the perfect shot! ha ha. Thanks for sharing! :)

kerri said...

Beautiful Grace, I love this shot, love the sun setting in her eyes, perfection Gail!!

The Cabrals said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!

Lisa said...

She pulls me right on....stunning and for many many reasons!

Your family is beautiful!

Lisa

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

I hate to re-use the word stunning..but I just must..
STUNNING...
Annmarie
and I am so dreaming of vacation with everyone's vacation shots.

Robin said...

I love this picture of Grace with the sand in her hair ... you have a beautiful little model!

Have a great Wednesday!
Robin

Laura said...

Wow, beautiful!
She is so precious!

Jodee Leader said...

Adorable picture of your sweet girl! I would love to be in Mexico right now. We are climbing the walls here!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Your description of this photo is right on. Hands down, AMAZING.

Lea
xo

Shawna&Co. said...

Hey! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I LOVE the look of your blog. And the title! What a terrific photo you choose this week. You can tell you captured it in real life. It's not some perfectly posed picture with every hair in place. You can see the joy and love in her eyes!

ashia said...

WOW, that is an amazing photo!!!! i love the sand and the way her hair is, too!

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

Just breathtaking! Love the content look on her face!

Super Mommy said...

I can see why it's a favorite...it is truly stunning!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Hi Gail:

WOW! I totally puffy heart this picture! It is INCREDIBLE! Your daughter is so gorgeous!

I have signed up to follow along as I am totally diggin' your photography skillz!

Colleen said...

Gail I absolutely love this picture of Grace!!! I love the little bits of sand on her face...her little strands of hair...this is spectacular!!! As always!!! You have such a gift for photography my friend....

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Wow, she is stunning!! Great picture.

Amy said...

That is a beautiful shot. I love the strand that curves around her face.

carolinagirl said...

such a beautiful photo of a beautiful girl. i love the sand "glitter"!

Becky said...

WOW. Just simply beautiful!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful picture. It is perfection for sure. I love it. Aren't you so ready for the warmth and sunshine of summer again? : )

themaddychronicles said...

It's like you can look into her soul. Beautiful picture!

jenbusymom said...

Oh my word, what a beautiful picture, gorgeous!

She Writes said...

That is just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

I can see why it's your favorite. Just stunning, Gail!!

freckletree. said...

oh my, Grace has such a stunning face!

she really wears her soul, doesn't she?

beautiful.

 
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