Tuesday, January 11, 2011

black and white Wednesday - Winter

One kind word can warm three Winter months.

~ Japanese Proverb
hydrangea color 1 web
I am a person who likes Winter
and snow.
The bitter cold part of it
not so much.
Winter lasts so long here and
Spring arrives late.
I do love the dramatic change of seasons.

hydrangea color 2 web
Monday I shot this Winter 'bloom' that had passed
it's prime.
I loved the snow as a backdrop to contrast the texture
of the hydrangea.
We had new snow fall Tuesday so I'm hoping to get outside
with my little ones for some pictures.
Something tells me we'll have plenty of snow this year.

hydrangea blw 2 web

The color version post processed with Florabella's
'Gypsy' action.
The Black and white with her 'Black and White Vanilla.'
I use both often.

the long road

27 kind words:

Mom2Isabel said...

I love your quote!
The are all lovely but I think the dreamy feel of the colored ones are just beautiful.

Wanda said...

I love these. Amazing how a simple shot of a faded hydrangea can look like a piece of art. Great job!!

Happy Wednesday!

Alyson and Ford said...

I agree with Wanda, just like a fabulous art piece - you must have great photos adorning your walls!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

You have such an eye! Stunning!


Love Letters To China said...

I love these photos. I also agree these are amazing works of art. You have such a great eye for photographic beauty. Doesn't matter what you're shooting...you always find something unique to capture.

Thank you for noting the Florabella actions you use. I'm hooked on them. That's all I've been using now. It makes my processing so simple and quick. Shana really has such a talent. I'm going to try and use Gypsy a bit more. I always love the way your photos turn out.

Happy Wednesday Gail!


justine said...

wow these are lovely especially in black and white.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Gail what can I say - these are simply stunning!

I love all of them!

Hugs beautiful friend and wishing you a very blessed day!

Sharon said...

These are beautiful right along with your quote.

Jboo said...

So beautiful -- your photos and your words! Enjoying (not sure that is quite the right word) snow and cold here too!


Terri said...


Kayce said...

Beautiful! I miss the snow! Enjoy it for me. :)

Denise said...

Wow, just beautiful Gail!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

very pretty images. i love winter, too. I love the silence and calm the snow brings, the warmth of home and a fire in the fireplace and a good snowball fight :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Wow - absolutely beautiful.

Ellie said...


These are so beautiful. The first one is just gorgeous!!!

Every time I look at your blog I try to come up with a name for your next child! 'Cause it will have to fit with Grace & (Strong) Will :)

xo ellie

Krista said...

Love the quote (so true) and the beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I love the quote and the texture and focus is just perfect!

love and life ♥ said...

These are absolutely breathtaking! Love them! xo

Missy said...

I really love these, Gail! The color version is so warm...love it! Stay warm :)

likeschocolate said...

Once again stunning!

Liz said...

very pretty.

Amandalynn said...

These are beautiful. I tried to get out today with similar photos in mind but they didn't turn out as lovely as yours.


Sharon Ankerich said...

One word: Beauty!!!
Blessings and Joy!

Hannah said...

I don't mind winter...except for the darkness and freezing temps :) but your pictures made me realize I am missing out on all the beauty that is right outside my door. The pictures are simply amazing.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Simply beautiful...I love your unique ideas. I agree with you...love the snow and fun but sure hate the cold. It is supposed to be 20 below this weekend!! At least if it is warmer we can go out and play right!! So much fun to watch your photography!!

Pix-Ology said...

Beautiful, I love the contrast!!!

Marla said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!

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