Monday, August 8, 2016

Stories in Black and White.

We had a family gathering yesterday afternoon to celebrate my nephew heading off to graduate school next week. Of course it was really just a wonderful excuse to get everyone together - good food, good drinks, good times. I took a dozen photos with my phone (and experienced a bit of camera envy - Katie has a new Canon 6D and my sister has a new Olympus mirrorless that's about the same weight as my iPhone and takes way better photos...) and was mostly disappointed in all of them. Lighting, outfits, food, ... ugh. 

But then I added a black and white filter. and saw two of the stories shine through. literally!
That's my sister reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich (upside down ;-) and truly, the only downside to black and white is missing out on the completely delightful illustrations in this book!

A little later, Charlie's mama joined him on the floor
...and my camera envy has subsided. (just a little!)

8 comments:

  1. Oh . . . the pull of camera-envy is strong! :-) Sounds like a great weekend get-together.

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  2. Reading upside down is a skill usually perfected by librarians from multiple story times, but your sister looks like a pro! All the best to your nephew in graduate school!

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  3. wish i could have been there, looks like fun

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  4. Black and white can solve a lot of issues. Glad you had a fun family gathering.

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  5. Black and white is the best...as was your party I'm sure!

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  6. Great idea to fix the photos by making them B&W. I'm going to try it more often. Your family gathering sounds marvelous!

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  7. Love-love these. The un-posed photos are almost always my favorite.

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  8. Eureka! Aren't you a clever one and thanks for sharing the tip...thjse photos are so very interesting...amazing since we don't see the world in B/W, isn't it?!

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