Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Black and White Wednesday-My Girl


This is my soon to be sweet 16 year old! I took these pictures in Austria last week on our hotel balcony, I really love her smile, especially when the dimple shows up. I wish I had Photoshop I think I could make better black and whites. Right now I use Picnik and I'm not always happy with the results. I definitely like the color one better mostly because it was a beautiful day, it was so nice to see the colors of Spring.






























Stop by Lisa at The long road to China for more Black and White Wednesday's!


Happy Wednesday!

52 comments:

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

She is gorgeous and looks so full of joie de vivre! I love this series and that you showed us the coloured set too :-)

Suzy said...

I can't even use Microsoft Paint properly so anything above that is very impressive to me.

She's a gorgeous girl.

deiala said...

Just like the two before me said. She's a really gorgeous girl. And she looks so adult...

Itzme said...

Love the way u post process this

kks said...

what a doll! she's growing into a beautiful young women, right before our very eyes!
xoxo

Felicia said...

Wow...gorgeous!

Shelly and Family said...

Truly what a beautiful lady! I love how you showed the change from color to B&W!

Great Photos! Thanks for sharing :)

Mrs. Lovely said...

Great photos and the dimples are adorable. :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful!!

Sonya said...

She is so pretty!! does she date and like the german boys? lol

Joyce said...

These are cute...I love the way her expression progresses.

Lisa said...

She is gorgeous!!!

Happy Sweet 16! Love them in both Color and Black and White.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She is beautiful....OH MY, look out!! I am sure the boys are beating down your door.

Have a wonderful week!

Joyce said...

She is beautiful dimples and all. I bet she makes your heart dance.

Oh my sweet friend did you say photoshop?! I'm currently taking an online class that once I got in the right class started to get a little cocky to now slowly pulling my hair. smile... I think I should have been born in the early 1900's all the tech is killing me.

I know most of us use our digital camera, but I have been told that the best BW is still the film 35mm and have to agree. I have professional bw film always on hand so when I want that special BW photo besides it is a good backup camera for me.

Any big plans for the big bday? xo

Lisa said...

Oh, her verve, joy and zest just seems to jump off the page! She's gorgeous too!

I'm so happy to see both the color and B&W treatments ~ I noticed the backdrop more in the B&W but it was all her in the color!!

Wonderful!

preppyplayer said...

Beautiful, love that girl and can't wait to see her!
You too.
Go to my blog I am fooling around with my photoshop and will post some different renditions of your pic.

beth said...

she's a sweetheart !

and ohhhhh 16.....they love that number !!!

AIRIA ART and PHOTOGRAPHY said...

shes a pretty girl. i love her smile and dimples. Amber my oldest daughter has similiar ones when she smiles.
thanks for sharing . stopping over from b&w wed.
http://airiaartphotography.blogspot.com/

Kwana said...

She looks beautiful. What a smile!

Dita said...

How fast they grow! She is beautiful. She definitely looks older than her years!

I LOVE the first one in color...she just shines!

Ina in Alaska said...

Such a sweet and beautiful daughter! Happy Almost Birthday Katelyn!! I too want to learn Photoshop. Don't know where to begin.....xoxo

Kristina P. said...

She is beautiful!

Tezzie said...

Oh...sweet 16 :D She's beautiful, both in b/w and in colour! As for photoshop (elements), I'm just past the beginning stages myself, and it's not as tricky as one would think...give it a go, and maybe you'll be surprised ;D

Pink Martini said...

Happy birthday to your photogenic girl. Try Picasa from Google. I think there are more settings available. So glad to read your nephew is doing better. I put him in the prayers. It was a busy week for that is seems. :) xoxo

The Sanders Family said...

Beautiful girl and great photos. Happy soon to be sweet sixteen!!!

Expats Again said...

Oh my! She is beautiful is right! Those dimples are just amazing. Also, glad to hear that your nephew is on the mend. Enjoy your family, you are blessed!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Happy birthday to your daughter..the big one..THE BIG 1-6:)
My eldest daughter will be celebrating that in a few short months:( Where did the time go???

Cop Mama said...

So much joy in her eyes! Happy Sweet Sixteen!

Deidra said...

She's beautiful!

Love Letters To China said...

You have such a beautiful daughter. The background does pop in the b&w a bit more.

Happy Wednesday!

Nancy C said...

What a happy girl. Gorgeous.

Shelle said...

what a drop dead smile...and dimples as well :)

i use a bit of everything...microsoft picture it (i don't know if they still include it with word anymore) google picasa which i'm very happy with...sometimes the effects with photobucket...there's a couple of more which i heard were good..gimp..i think - don't remember the other one. you can actually download a trial for photoshop and dang what's that other good one??? for 3 months...but you would probably want to make sure you have some time on your hands so that you can spend time learning it and getting the most out of the trial! which i just can't wait to do!

Shelle said...

paint.net is good too...lots of quick tutorials on you tube!

Life with Kaishon said...

She is SO beautiful. I am a crappy editor, but if you email me the picture you want fixed I will play around with it in elements. :)

What a fun adventure trip to go on!

Sephysmomma said...

She is very pretty! I love the pictures!

Janean said...

there's probably a long trail of young men following you all around to just look at her while she looks at the sites!!!!!

Shawna&Co. said...

What a beautiful girl! She has the best smile. I have a 6 year old girl and I'd hard to imagine in 10 years I'll be posting this post :)

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Aww - She is totally gorgeous!

Gail said...

All I can say is, what a beauty!!! wow!

honeypiehorse said...

I love the B&W ones!

Kate said...

She is a beautiful girl! Lovely photos :-)

Jo said...

Simply beautiful!

Jo

Bailey said...

Fun photo! The last shot, the expression on her face is priceless.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Enjoyed these pics -- and it is nice to also see the colored prints!

Tamstyles said...

she is so pretty...proud mama!

WhisperingWriter said...

She's so pretty.

And Austria. I was there once a long time ago.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy Almost Sweet 16. Your daughter is adorable in ALL colors :-)

Happy Wednesday to you too.

xo

bernthis said...

oh Lord. 16. Gawd! Phoebe is going to be seven and I still can't believe it. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

Ellie said...

She is so beautiful! What a cute dimple!!! I love these photos, both in color and b&w!

VictoriaArt said...

Lovely, pretty girl!
Mama should be proud!

XX
V.

Super Mommy said...

She is beautiful! I used Photoshop Elements, not very good at it either!!

Unknown Mami said...

She is beautiful! So are the pictures.