Spring in Black and White





14 Responses to Spring in Black and White

  1. howzatphotos says:

    A really effective set of images. We associate Spring with colour, but these pictures convey spring powerfully.

  2. Julie says:

    These are amazing pictures! Thanks for posting them.
    Have a great rest of your week!
    Julie : )

  3. Julie says:

    These are amazing pictures! Thanks for posting them.
    Have a great rest of your week!
    Julie : )

  4. Sandra says:

    Howzatphotos — Thank you for your comments. I was pleased with how they looked as b/w (really negatives).

    Julie — I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  5. Linda says:

    They’re all neat, but I especially love the lines of the second one, with the bird bending its head over the bud on the tree or bush. Very nice.

  6. Hilary says:

    Great shots, Sandra. That middle one in particular. Creative you! 🙂

  7. ElleBee says:

    Very cool! How did you shoot these?

  8. karen says:

    Nice photos. I really like the second one and how the buds are shown…sort of conveys the sense of promise and rebirth, that this time of the year brings..

  9. Sandra says:

    Linda — I like that one too, but for some reason, the last one is my favorite. I like the way the bird has extended itself toward another branch.

    Hilary — Creative? Hmmm. I’ve thinking more Lucky! He perched right outside my window and hung around long enough for me to get my camera, and then “posed” for me for a few minutes. But, thank you, as always, for seeing me in the best light! 🙂

    ElleBee — I was sitting in my “reading” chair which has a window right next to it, and he came to play and eat in the bush right outside. Then, when I put the pictures in the editor, no matter what I did to try to bring out some color, they were just pretty bland shots, so I tried them in as negatives. Then I played around with hue, saturation and contrast to get the most pleasing balance. I kind of like the way they turned out, but it was definitely luck! 🙂

    Karen — How profoundly you describe my simple little picture! Thank you! 🙂

  10. Amy O says:

    Wonderful pictures! What type of bird is it?

  11. Caution says:

    Thanks for letting me know about probable cause. That really does make sense, and I suppose it does protect people. We just had another case here where 4 teens were killed by a drunk driver. The police knew she had been drinking and spoke to her a half-hour before the accident, but that was all they could do and then they left her with a warning not to drive. The accident happened less than 30 minutes later and people around here are screaming, “Why didn’t the police do something?” Now I understand better 😦

  12. Sleepless in OL says:

    I too enjoyed these pictures. You can see so much into these.

    A bird definitely the symbol of spring.
    In Spring love blossoms.
    The negative images of the bird reminds me of a couple of hopeful things a) beauty comes from within and the negative of these images certainly speaks of that and b) a window to the soul where love resides and hope springs eternal.

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures which contrast your ice storm so well 🙂

  13. Sandra says:

    Amy — I’m not very good at identifying birds, but I think it’s a robin!

    Caution — Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad the info helped.

    Sleepless — No, thank YOU for seeing so much in my pictures. It feels so good when that happens. And, you’re right that these do make a great contrast to all the b/w of the snow pictures. Thank you for pointing that out!

    Chriss — “Cool” but not for long — summer’s coming! 🙂

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