Sunday, March 10, 2013

Black and White Sunday


Judy, A.K.A. Squirrel Queen, asked if I ever took black and white with the camera, the answer was no, i don't know if the Rebel will take black and white.... Well, yes it does.... I tried the jungle shot first


then I aimed the camera at the Jungle Keeper and got a scowl  (the spots on the shirt are from throwing chlorine into the pool when the wind was blowing in his face)


  (yes, I could have removed said spots, but why bother)



a Stop now scowl...


and as I begged for a small smile, this was as good as it got.....he Almost Smiled

36 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! making me miss my apple bananas. Golden Hello to Santa. Mom does not like taking directly black n white photos in her camera. She likes to convert it in iphoto or photoshop. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

EM Illustrator said...

I always find black and white a great effect on pictures of people. You did a great job on these ones.
Enjoy your Sunday! I finally got myself in gear to start working on the commissioned work, yesterday was just a quiet day, didn't have much energy to do much.

S. Etole said...

These turned out great.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see... I love black and white images and don't do enough.

Hubby makes a great subject with his hair and beard... there's so much character in his face.

Maple Lane said...

Love the black and white images.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The black and white has a great effect. I prefer to change the pictures to B+W on the computer.

GOOSE said...

I really like that last shot. There is a lot of character there, but I am sure you know that.
Blessings,
Goose

Gail said...

Almost is better than nothing.

Hubby curses me if I take pictures with him knowing cause he knows they're going on the blog.

I like the black and white.

Pam ;) said...

Whether you shoot in Color or black and white your pica are always great Sandra. Wonderful to see the serious side of Bob in b n w.

Susannah said...

Bob looks great whether it is color or black and white. these today are really good.

Susannah

TexWisGirl said...

just love bob hemingway!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I agree! Do not remove pool acid spots! They are like "badges of honor," for those who take care of pools!

Except!

When he gets 'em on a shirt, I really liked!!!!

Then it's; "HOW COULD YOU?" time. -grin-

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by your blog and reading this post, cheered me and made me smile today. Sorry I have not been participating here much recently but know you understand why.

Michaele said...

Awesome black and whites. I love B&W of people. Your Bob lended himself well to this.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

The hair colour in your shots comes across so stunningly. Nice model! hehe

Madi and Mom said...

MOL the jungle keeper!!!!
At least you got him to look at the camera my B always says I don't want to be in the picture. you see a lot of his hands.
Hugs C

Miss Debbie said...

love the black and white...perfect look for your model. and he was SO co-operative! :-)

ClickNCamera said...

We went for professional family photos a couple weeks ago ~ my husband had a hard time smiling then too ~ what's with men and smiling? Great post!

SweetMarie said...

Your new header is gorgeous!!! These black and whites are great! I can see the start of Bob's smile in the last photo. :) He has nice hair. :)

Val said...

Love the b&w of Bob...it gives it a unique look. Don't think it would be as strong of a picture in color. PERFECT!!

barbara l. hale said...

These are terrific! I think that black and white pics are refreshing now and then. You did a great job with them.

Ginny said...

Well yes, he is looking VERY good in the last picture! Why does he say he does not like his picture taken???

Catherine said...

Men.... ;)
Love black and white photos. They are always a classic!
xo Catherine

Inger said...

Wow, your Bob sure is looking good in black and white. What a great subject for practicing black and white photography. Great work!

Chatty Crone said...

I think black and white changes the look of a picture sometimes for better and sometimes for the worse. I don't think I would look good in black and white - but maybe. I liked Bob's smile! sandie

Ann said...

I would prefer the scowl and half smile to what I normally get from Wade when I try and take his picture.
I never take my pictures in black and white, I always do the conversion in photoshop

Dee said...

I think black and white makes a big statement and puts a mood to photo's. Do you find using the black and white on your camera to be different from the black and white editing?

Deb said...

lol...Hubby gives me the same looks...even Hotrod knows how to do the Pawpaw look...love the black and white photos...

George said...

I would have to say that your camera takes very good black and white photos. (Perhaps the photographer has something to do with that!) I like the last picture of Bob with the hint of a smile.

Betsy Adams said...

I've never been much when it comes to B&W... Guess I'm just a color-lover... BUT--your first photo is really really good... Love it.

AND--of course, we all love your Jungle Man...

Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

You found the perfect subject for the B/W photos with the Jungle Keeper. Bob is like my guy when it comes to cameras, the smiles are hard to get. Just my personal opinion but I think there is a slightly different look to B/W photos taken in the camera as opposed to post processing.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yiu found a great, even if unsmiling, photo subject in Bob who looks great in B&W.

missing moments said...

Fun that the Jungle Keeper was so accommodating! Well, almost. NIce shots! Stay cool.

Betty Manousos said...

the photos of bob are stunning!
you did great taking them on monochrome.
well done!

p.s. love your new header spring photo.

Rose said...

I had to laugh...at the t-shirt with spots. Roger cannot keep a t-shirt unstained/unspotted. Just impossible to not get glue, oil, something on them.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Well the black and white look nice.

Well going to the not black and white pictures.

Your man has sure looked after himself and he looks like you say. Great for his age. He is blessed that he can move about still for his age. With all the likes he can participate in.

Not many men can health wise.

Well you got a keeper for sure.

He is a nice show and tell when you go out with him but aye,aye .

Who has him line and sinker.

You girly! Your made for each other.

Happy Anniversary to you both.

Havea wonderful Day!