Sunday, February 22, 2009

i heart faces - week 7 (kids and adults)



This week's theme over at i heart faces is Black and White.

The following two photos were taken over the holidays during our visit to New York. I love the expression on Beau's face in reaction to his first "real" snow - actually, I think he may just be freezing : )

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And the picture of my sister reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to my son Jack melts my heart every time.


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To see some really fantastic Black and White photos, or to join in yourself, head on over to i heart faces.

74 comments:

Lolli said...

Those are two fabulous pictures! I especially love the interaction you caught in the one of your sister and Jack. Precious!

Carebear said...

Oh, love Jack's expression in the first one, and some of my fave pics of kids are when they're bundled for winter and the cold colors their little cheeks! And the one of your sister and son is wonderful - love the lighting, and what a special moment to capture for a lifetime!

Corrine said...

those are wonderful!

Corey~living and loving said...

REally fantastic entries. :) loe the HUGE catch lights in that first shot. wow!

Stacey said...

Those are SO PRECIOUS!!! You have a true gift for capturing the sweetest moments on film...(or disk!)

Sharon said...

I Love both of these, but there is a little magic to the one of them reading the Christmas story...Beautiful!

Michelle said...

So cute all bundled up!

Rebekah said...

Love both the pictures.... I also love the expression on their faces while reading!!!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh those are BEAUTIFUL! I love them BOTH!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

I was smitten with your kids entry until I saw your adult one...such a sweet moment between aunt and nephew! Both are great entries!

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos, the reading one is just stunning!

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CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

great job so love them both . what a handsome boy ...

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

now don't we love our nikion cam,eras lol.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my good heavens! I LOVE that book picture! I love your sons first look at real snow too. That's how I feel. LET'S BE DONE with it! Please, oh please! : )

I always love your entries!

Pam D said...

Those are both fabulous pictures! You could even have used the second one in last week's contest, because there's a lot of wonder in sharing a good book. Those are beautiful!

Corrine said...

how do you get the sparkle int he eyes? those are amazing!

Catherine said...

Those pictures are just beautiful! I love the tear in the first. So sweet! The second is just so full of love. Some of my favorite pictures are of my husband reading to my kids. Precious! Great black and white conversions.

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Those are both so sweet!! Great photos! Such adorable kids.

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Randi said...

Great photos! I love his expression in the first one! (hey, you're right! we did have the same idea this week!) :)

Bryce's momma said...

Wonderful entries! I love his eyes! I can only imagine what they look like in color. Both entries are great!

Tim said...

Wow those are great! I love the contrast level, blacks are blacks and whites are whites. What program did you use to convert them?

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Michelle Leigh said...

Beautiful photos, I love the tear in the first. It's precious!

Lori said...

Love the reflection in Beau's eyes and the water drop on his face - beautiful!

Amazing Greis said...

Great photos. He looks so COLD in the first photo. So wintery!

Sharon said...

Oh, I love the adult entry. So precious. The lighting is just perfect!

Dawn said...

Girl, they are both winners! Excellent, BEAUTIFUL shots!!

You're getting really good at this!

Dawn said...

Oh, you won my give-away! Congrats!

leslie said...

i love both your pictures, but I have to say the second is just magical~ what a great moment captured

Phatchik said...

DUDE! Love these photos!! The first one - the eyes just jump right off the page and then the second photo is si natural and beautiful and I OH! I could go on and on!

Liese4 said...

I like the one of your sis reading. That would be a great 8x10.
Yeah your son looks a bit cold in the other one, I love the reflection in his eyes.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

WOW! Great shots. I can really see your skills improving:-) These are both beautiful.

Amy
Co-Founder
I ♥ Faces

jen@odbt said...

So sweet - that tear under his big eyes got me. Great capture. Your adult photo is precious...love that they are both so into the book.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oh, I really love the second photo. They are really enjoying that book together!

Melinda said...

Thank you so much everyone. I am still trying to learn to be a better photographer and then on top of that trying to learn the ins and outs of post processing.

Tim - I used my free 30 day trial of Photoshop CS4 along with Pioneer Woman Actions and CoffeShop actions. Hope that helps!

Courtney and the Boys said...

Amazing. These are seriously amazing. Good work! And thanks for stopping by my blog...I hear I need to make some time to read those books...I'm heading to Florida in late April with my girlfriends, so maybe I'll start them then (if I can wait that long!). :)

Courtney

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Both these photos are great. By far my favorite so far!!!

Sallie said...

I love both of your entries. Your little boy is precious. His eyes are so bright. The picture of your sister reading is awesome too. His face shows how much he loves it.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Both exquisite photos! Love the tear next to the eye and the deep interest in the story telling. Very nice!

Thanks for visiting my blog too!

jennykate77 said...

Oh, wow...I love both of the pics! Beautiful!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Beautiful pictures - I love his eyes in the first shot!

misty said...

i haven't posted a pic in a couple of weeks... i think i will this week!

your pics are really good!

and i think you were fan of the week 2 weeks ago... way to go!!! how do they pick/decided???

SKELLER said...

These are both terrific. And I love the way you processed them!!

Mandey said...

beautiful pics!

Kricia Morris Photography said...

They're both fabulous entries, very nice!

Untypically Jia said...

The shine of the eyes in the first one just blows me away! Gorgeous!

Abby*Lane said...

Fantastic! I especially love the 2nd one!

Christi said...

They are both so gorgeous. Is that a teardrop on the little ones cheek?

bet[c] said...

I love that you can see your reflection in his eye!!

And I love the feeling of love and togetherness in hte second photo.

They are terrific photos!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Awesome pics! I love them both

Amy in Arizona said...

I LOVE the one of your sister reading to your son! What an incredible picture that will hold so many wonderful memories and feelings!!

Amy said...

I like the one of your sister, also.

Annette said...

Great shots. I love the second pic of the two reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas", excellent expressions.

gretchen said...

Beautiful pictures of Priceless faces.

Vaughn Family Blog said...

thanks for returning to our blog. your photos are pretty stinkin cute too :) the sparkle in the little guy's eyes is magnificent!

Keri said...

Wow, these are fabulous! What's not to love here? Superbly done!

Kerry said...

I love them both!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Whoa! Look at all the comments!

Your little Jack looks a lot like your sister! :) Am I right? At least in the picture, thats what it looks like! :)

Such great photos! :)

Rachel said...

Great shots! Especially love the sweetness in the second picture!

Julie said...

those are such good shots I love the one of them reading... his face is priceless!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

LOVE the reflections in his eyes! Just beautiful. And what a precious picture of the two of reading. Really nice!

Siw Aina said...

Love your photos. The one with the tear is just priceless :)

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

It looks like a tear that you captured in the snow. I love the sparkle in his eyes and the reading picture. faints. My boys loved those books when they were little. I like that one too! They look like they are both enjoying it.

Natalie said...

These are very good pictures! You have a couple of very cute kids!

Liz said...

gorgeous! You have some cute boys! I love B&W...Great job..

And Boomer Sooner to you too!

Amber said...

Hey Melinda! I love these 2 pictures, they are just great!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

These are both wonderful shots! I love the catchlights in your sons eyes and the emotion in the reading shot.

Melissa said...

Great shots! Love the expression in your son's eyes in the first one.

lynn said...

What gorgeous eyes in that first one and love the expressions in the other. Very nice.

drewmark19 said...

I think we often forget to take pictures of the simple moments like an aunt reading a book to her nephew. When your little boy is all grown, I think he will really appreciate that you captured that moment.

I really enjoyed both pictures.

Mary said...

Fantastic entries! I really like the one of your sister and your son. Reading is such an important thing for youngsters and it is great when adults demonstrate that. And of course, what a classic?! They really look involved and your sister's expression is so loving.

*Just Jen* said...

Great pictures, the second one is one of my favorites that I have seen so far!

Rachel said...

Yahoo!!! So glad the pic with your sis placed in the Top Ten this week!!! Congratulations and well-deserved!

Becca said...

Wonderful pictures! I love the one of them reading :-) thanks for sharing and congrats!