beads by breul

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Focus on Life - Week 8 {Monochromatic}

I love this!
Black and White photos can be so very 
striking. Evoking so many thoughts
and feelings. 

My weeks are crazed, so when I get a chance to pick
up my camera, I love it. Although these moments
are few and brief.

When my son and hubby decided to build models together,
I immediately grabbed my camera.



And I just couldn't resist my fresh tulips!


I know that I am carrying on, but here are two more
of my favorite from last spring.



Sorry for all the photos, I love B&W and monochromatic.

Please hop on over Studio Sublime and see what 
beautiful shots everyone is sharing.

Thank you Sally! 
(I have to say, I can't wait to see what each week's prompt is!)

PS - if any of you can tell me why, when I shot in B/W, they came through
in color in LR when I edited them, that would rock.

25 comments:

thewovenspoke said...

I love your photos of your son and hubby they are absorbed and unaware of the camera my favorite people shots.

Islandgirl said...

Love the depth in those peony pictures!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

beautiful images, Courtney. I especially love the last one.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

So nice that your husband and son worked on models together and that you were able to capture it. Love the shot of the tulips and peonies, too.

Stacie said...

Hmmm...I don't know why...but I love the photos here...the top one of your son is awesome..great composition!!!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the tulip photo. Plus the photos of your son and husband making models is great,

Claire said...

what a moment to capture father and son! and i love flower photos in b&w - such a different feel....

Jen Judd said...

The tulips are my favorite. So fresh and light. Have a great weekend!

Karen Williams said...

What a great collection! I love the storytelling quality of the photos with your son and husband.

But I think my favorites are the tulips. Partially because they are one of m least favorite flowers and you make me see them in a new light. And partially because I just love the composition and the lines.

Tanya said...

That tulip photo is a stunner .. absolutely gorgeous. I do love the photo of your husband and son working together. That will be a treasured photo.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Beautiful photos! Capturing a father-son moment, and those flowers are really wonderful! you get more depth somehow when you use black and white as the eye follows the lines!

Shel said...

You really have a good eye for the b/w photos - I love them!! I too look forward each week to the prompts from Sally. It really is so much fun, isn't it?!

Meeling said...

The flowers are just lovely in black and white!

(no. 43 this week)

Juli Cannon said...

My fav is that of your men~ what a fantastic capture. Love much.

Beti Horvath said...

The father-son photos work well in black and white, and the flowers are great! Great job.

Elisabeth said...

Great pictures - love that last one! Stunning!

Becky Pancake said...

It's wonderful to see father and son enjoying a hobby together. We all love to see flowers thanx for sharing.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Your pictures are just gorgeous!! <3

Annette said...

They are all stunning! Now I want one of my son and hubby working on a project!

Holly said...

Oh, those photos of your family are gorgeous! What lovely memories they make. And those flowers, just divine! Love that shot of the tulips...makes me think spring! (please, oh please, spring.)

Patty Woodland said...

I love the pics of dad and son.
Tulips are my favorite flower and these shots are gorgeous.

Cindy said...

Courtney, what sweet pictures of your husband and son together....you'll definitely treasure these for years to come and will be glad you took them! And the flowers - oh so dramatic! I can see them gracing the cover of card!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Courtney your photos are fantastic! I especially love the last two photos of the flowers - awesome!

LoriF said...

Great photos! You definitely should have those flowers (ie, the pictures of them...) mounted. Gorgeous!

CraftyHope said...

No worries about all the photos. The flowers are really lovely and it's great that you captured your boys spending some time together as well.