Sunday, April 12, 2009

B&W and Easter

When I saw the black & white challenge, I immediately knew what I wanted to shoot and, fortunately, this weekend was the perfect opportunity. For the easter holiday, my mom flew in from Denver and we all went to Idaho Falls to surprise my grandparents for Easter. While there, I got a picture of my grandma, mom, and I all holding hands. I couldn't quite shoot it with my own hand (I wasn't dexterous enough), but I set the settings and asked my husband to push the button. 1/60, F. 4.8, ISO 800, 60 mm and I used Lindy's level adjustment advice. Thanks Lindy!

After all the Easter excitement, church, etc., on our way out of town, we headed out to the family farm. When I was a little girl, I was here every weekend getting into trouble with my cousin/best friend Stephen. Now, I haven't been there for years. While my uncle was showing us the new colt, one of their cats decided she wanted her photo taken too.
1/60 F 6.3 ISO 1600 18 mm
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9 comments:

Breezi said...

I AM IN LOVE with your black and white picture. Such a treasure!

Sweet little kitty too...

But LOVE LOVE the B&W.

Mindy said...

I absolutely love your black and white picture!! What a great idea, and a great picture.

I love the beams and angle of your other picture. Great job on both!

Candace said...

OMG... I am in LOVE with the b&w picture!!! I have got to do that with mine, my moms, and my grandmas!!! What a treasure to have! That is such a great idea. It gave me chills!

And the kitty picture is so cool, too! I love how you got the trusses of the roof as the whole top of the picture!

Blake said...

both are nice pictures and they look great!

Katy said...

if you would have been in on the vote, you would have ROCKED IT!! i love this picture... it's a total framer. (in fact, i want to do this same thing with my Mama and Gma!) wow, i'm really impressed!!! and the kitty, cute!! how'd you get a photo of a cat not looking all freaky and devilish at you (at least maybe it's just my cats growing up, but they were always...well, scary)

happy easter!

zealygirl said...

I think your picture of the hands is so neat. What a great reminder of the generations.

Rachel H. said...

I LOVE, LOVE YOUR BLACK AND WHITE! Very nice!!! BEAUTIFUL JOB!

Shanda Call said...

The hands are so gorgeous!

Felicia H. said...

What a great idea for your black and white photo!