Tuesday, April 6, 2010

black and white Wednesday ~ timeless

Well, I have quite a few images from this session sitting in Lightroom
waiting to be processed, so thought it was time to use one for this week's black and white Wednesday.
This was taken 4 months ago in late November, we had a day where the sun was shining brightly and it got up into the 70's. I figured it was probably my last shot at getting an outdoor photo session before Winter arrived. If you know me I have this love of fields and train tracks to take my kids out on.
Besides being a huge fan of all the natural textures at those types of locations, I love to use leading lines in some of my pictures.

This was shot as the sun was low in the sky, when the light is golden in color. I think the main reason this image is one of my favorites is because I love how Grace is playing on the tracks, balancing as she walks along carefully, with a natural, sweet expression on her face. You can easily tell she was having fun. The picture has an ageless quality with her dress and bare feet. To me it could have been taken in the 1920's.
Grace looks like a little flapper to me.
(The black and white was processed using Chasing Dream's 'Amazing Grace' action.)

Please check out more black and whites at The Long Road to China. And Happy Wednesday!

the long road

32 kind words:

Donna said...

Oh! Beautiful!

Barefoot on traintracks. What a gorgeous and unique combo!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Wanda said...

You're right Gail - it's timeless. I love the soft focus and the lines. Just beautiful!
:)

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

So very beautiful, Gail!! And I love Colleen's action. That could not be more perfect for that photo. Stunning!

Maryvel Friesen said...

Exquisite! Very, VERY nice! Love rail road trucks too! They do make great photo backgrounds, that's for sure!

Kayce said...

Goodness Gail! When can you come to California??? Beautiful pictures! Simply beautiful!

Dita said...

One of my all time favorites here, Gail...timeless indeed. Really lovely.

Katy said...

Wow what a beautiful picture and a beautiful little girl! I love the natural setting and the train tracks too!

Colleen said...

Gail these pictures are so stunning. You are one talented little lady. I want you to photograph Addison this summer...Livi too if you can catch her LOL
I was honored that you allowed me to create actions by using your amazing photo's. I was so inspired by the pictures that you sent to me. Thank you again for the inspiration and thank Miss Amazing Grace : )

Lisa said...

You are so right...Timeless it is a beautiful picture.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

wow! I am speechless. Breath taking!

Lea
xo

Frau said...

both beautiful shots!

Kim said...

Gorgeous! The photos and Grace!

Christy said...

She does look like a little flapper, lol. Great shot!

Missy said...

Beautiful Gail! I think Miss Grace looks like a little flapper, too :) Love the processing!

redmaryjanes said...

Wow! I love it.

Super Mommy said...

Beautifully breathtaking!

Karen said...

Lovely- cannot imagine if someone were to ask you to pick just one favorite photo- they are all spectacular.

Sephysmomma said...

When I first looked at them I didn't read your writing yet and said to myself aww she looks like a little flapper girl. Then I read your writing, you where thinking the same thing. I really like them. She looks so cute.

Heather said...

LOVE this!! I adore train tracks and I agree the 1920s feel is just exquisite.

Blog looks beautiful! You are one classy lady Gail!

Happy Wednesday!
Love,
Heather

Jboo said...

Beautiful!! I can see why that's a favorite! She looks adorable!

Though, my Dad, a retired railroad engineer, would not be happy about someone walking on the train tracks! ;)

Janet

Shawna&Co. said...

I have a love for railroad track photos too! I adore the barefoot feet and the flower in her hair. She looks so natural and carefree. Great capture!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Gail~Not that I'm bragging but I think I "wrote" in my mind EXACTLY what you wrote about Grace. It was incredible and I think that must mean you are spot on about the timeless quality, the 1920s feel, etc. These photographs are incredible.

I'm so excited for you and your venture and I'm sure you'll make many a mommy proud with the way you capture their beauties.

Love~
Lisa

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

WOW, this is my all time favorite of your pics!! It totally looks like it was taken very long ago!!

What a cool setting!! To have 1/2 your talent I would be a very happy woman!! :-)

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I love this...it is so vintage looking to me!

Ellie said...

This is just gorgeous. Timeless yes and the composition is yummy! Not to mention how beautiful and sweet Grace looks! Frame this!

JinXiu said...

stunning picture in both Band w and color

Terri said...

Wow! Those are GREAT shots! You always take fantastic pictures!

Life with Kaishon said...

She is really beautiful. What pretty processing. Lovely.

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL..
Hugs.. have a great evening..

Arizona Mamma said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. It shows me just how far I have yet to go with my own photography.

jenbusymom said...

Such a beautiful shot!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Timeless indeed!! Very beautiful.....I love this series.

 
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