Sunday, February 8, 2009

Making Shadows

Okay, this isn't overly original, but I was busy planning and coordinating and chasing for a birthday party. Evie, my oldest, turned 3 on Friday, then we celebrated on Saturday, and I had just enough time to see what the challenge was before dashing out the door. So, here it is, Evie (in the middle, the only one NOT looking at me) with two cousins and a friend. They had all just been sledding, during which I tried to get a picture good enough for this. Then I noticed the descending sun, the trees creating a backdrop, the huge expanse of clean, unshadowed snow, and went with it. I really liked how the tree shadows are not as bold as the kids, and that those shadows seem to be reaching after the kids. I'm posting it in black and white, though the color one is nice too. I just wanted to take away the distraction of different shades of pinks and browns. (Other than that, the picture practically was b/w.) The only thing I miss doing it this way is how BLUE the sky was!

5 comments:

Candace said...

I think this is just beautiful.. everything about it.. the kids lined up so nicely and their little shadows so dark.. and the gorgeous bare limbs of the trees... Love it!

Shanda Call said...

I love this picture! I think you should blow it up and hang it on your wall. So cute.

Alynn and Todd said...

Adorable! It would be a fun photo to play with in photoshop, and see if you could leave the sky blue, but leave the rest of the photo b/w!

princess jen said...

Wow. This is an amazing photo. I love that the trees themselves look like shadows of the kids. It's such a beautiful, peaceful picture.

Teryn said...

I realized I missed your picture this time around so I thought I'd look it up and I'm glad I did. This is a really great shot. Very artistic and such a neat memory. I love the black and white but you could try it with some different photoshop actions if you want to bring back the blue sky. I can show you if you want me to- just let me know.