Tuesday, August 10, 2010

black and white Wednesday ~ a week of sand and sea

(These were taken at our resort south of Playa del Carmen, on the Caribbean side(Eastern) of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
A little bit of paradise in my opinion.)

Mexico beach color grace  WM
"For whatever we lose
 (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea."
~ e.e. cummings

Mexico shells WM
"Today is a smooth white seashell,
 hold it close and listen
 to the beauty of the hours." ~ unknown 
Mexico grw sand  WM

"Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault
Mexico will foreground  WM
I love the above quote.
 Having just spent a week with some of my most favorite people in the world
 I can relate to enjoying or cherishing the little things.
Like listening to the waves, finding shells, writing in sand,
and holding hands.

Mexico grw holdhands  WM

Every evening before sundown we went to the beach and walked.
I believe as photographers(and mothers or fathers), a big part of what we do is observe and watch.
 I'll speak for myself and say I thoroughly enjoy that part.
Simply watching my children play, explore and learn.
And hearing them laugh.

Mexico beach color grw WM

Some evenings I brought my camera, sometimes not.
On the evening these pictures were taken, the sky was spectacular
 and the sun reflected brightly off the 
I was fortunate to capture the 2 littlest loves of my life, walking near the water
with that glorious sky above.

Mexico grw blw  WM

I feel like the black and white version captured the beauty of that sun lit sky well too.
Check out Lisa's, Black and White Wednesday for many more
pictures and her post for today.
And Happy Wednesday!

the long road

32 kind words:

Kim said...

I sooo LOVE all the photos.. You do such an amazing job at capturing the best shots..
I sooo wish I could learn this work of art..
Glad you are having a great vacation..

Buckeroomama said...

Beautiful shots!!

My husband and I actually had our honeymoon at Playa del Carmen! :)

Wanda said...

Gail....these shots are just stunning. I love the back shots, the soft editing and the setting. Oh my - they are really lovely!!!

Great quotes, so true - what a priviledge we have to be allowed to watch these litle miracles unfold! Great post!

Welcome home! xoxo

Terri said...

Now I want to go to Playa del Carmen! =)

Not only do I love the pictures Gail, I love everything you write with them!

Have a wonderful Wednesday with your beautiful children!

justinegordon said...

wonderful pictures and great editing, really lovely

EB said...

Beautiful photos as always. The black and white one is simply stunning.

Erika B

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Something about the light near the water, isn't there?
These shots are amazing- so glad you enjoyed such a wonderful week with your family.

Denise said...

Just beautiful Gail!!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

All of those shots are soooo amazing! And thank you for the beautiful words!

Love Letters To China said...

Gail these are amazing. The beach looks so peaceful and it lends itself as a beautiful backdrop to your gorgeous children. I so want you to photography my family. I wish you lived closer. Hopefully one day soon we will be able to meet again with our families in tow. Then I can have you magically capture my family as you do your own.


Laurie said...

It doesn't even look real- perhaps that's why it's paradise? :)

7th heaven: 4Chinadolls 1gentleboy said...

What beautiful pictures and sentiments...your post was such an eye-pleaser..you are one great photographer!

kerri said...

Wow, I am speachless!!!!
Gorgeous Gail, the B&W punches out he water and clouds, it 's beautiful, hope you have this framed...

chasity said...

these were amazing~!
i love the color version of your black and white pick~ the color of the sea is so gorgeous.
wonderful wonderful photos of these beautiful children.

The OriginalPsyn said...

Absolutely stunning photos, all of them. Well done. You have adorable children.

kitchu said...

wow. just... WOW.

Dita said...

Absolutely spectacular shots, Gail. Every single one of them.

Football and Fried Rice said...

WOW - Momma! Simply gorgeous! of course, your subjects aren't too bad even without the amazing backdrop of Mexico!

Anonymous said...

Those photos look absolutely gorgeous! I think beaches look great in black and white :)

Laura L. said...

These are all quite beautiful, Gail. Just terrific! Glad you had such a wonderful time with your family.

Tara said...

oh wow, these shots are amazing. Just beautiful.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

These are so beautiful!!! What a great sky and perfect subjects. Did you enjoy bringing them to Mexico...we have pondered it but wasn't sure if it was the best place to take them too out of country?? Looks like you had plenty of fun though!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

these are FABULOUS! Oh my lordie, my friend. Just, FABULOUS!


Life with Kaishon said...

These pictures are so gorgeous. Just lovely. I am so happy you had this amazing vacation and these glorious views. I love your pictures.
Pretty. Pretty. Pretty!

Kayce said...

Oh Gail I wish I was right there on that beach right now! Amazing pictures and yes the black and white is perfect in every way! Welcome home!

Colleen said...

Oh my Gail these are gorgeous!! I LOVE the soft colors! I can see these hanging on the wall! I always enjoy your quotes too! Perfect!

Ellie said...

sheesh. these are gorgeous. really. I love love love the last one. I like it better in color though even as I looked at it I wondered how it would look in b&w. If photos are the proof then it looks like you had a wonderful relaxing time.

The quotes add so much to this post and I found myself going back and reading and looking again and again.

redmaryjanes said...

I got a little teary eyed over these. Beautiful Gail.

Jboo said...

Oh my -- those are such beautiful images and words too! Isn't it wonderful to be a Mom!

Have a great day!


Sharon Ankerich said...

Gorgeous photography!!! Love each one more. :)

Becky said...

Great pictures Gail! Glad you all had a great vacation!

Robin said...

What beautiful memories you have captured! Your pictures are just incredible! Enjoy your vaction my friend!

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