Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

It's  Wednesday again, I missed last weeks B&W Wednesday while we were on Spring Break. We went to Amsterdam and had a wonderful time. Here are a few of my pictures in B&W. Some I like and some I prefer in color.


Amsterdam is known as the Venice of Holland, the city is surrounded by canals.


This piece of art I prefer in color it is a mosaic with such vibrant colors. 


Tulips, Tulips and more Tulips! These were a gorgeous red.


I don't know why but I love photography outdoor cafes.


Keukenhof Gardens the coolest display of flowers. 


Keukenhof Gardens amazing grounds with flowers, statues, fountains and more.


Say hi to Lisa at The long Road to China 
See more amazing B&W's!
Happy Wednesday!


Also swing by Angie at Seven Clown Circus
for Wordful Wednesday.

                 

49 comments:

Sonya said...

Beautiful photos! I think Amsterdam begs to be shown in black and white. The buildings and history are amazing.

kks said...

wow, beautiful images! never been, but have always wanted to go!
loved the story about you ending up in the "district"! life is to experience, and i'm sure that story will be told many times! :)
paris soon...you lucky dog! :)
xoxo

Ashley said...

Don't you just love European architecture? Last time I was in Europe, I just had a click and shoot - can't wait to go back and get some great shots!

Blessings, Ashley

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Beautiful photos!!

Ann said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Happy Wednesday!

Ina in Alaska said...

Just catchin' up with your wonderful trip to Amsterdam. Loved your description of Parents of the Year, taking Miss Katelyn to the Red Light District, 2nd hand pot scent and beer tour. Lovely collage photos of you and your family! So nice your hubby likes to do stuff like that with you and Miss K. Mine would be off finding a golf course (been this way all our marriage) I don't know what I would do if hubby ever went on a tour with me!! In this post, I really enjoyed the outdoor cafe chairs. I bet you will miss those Stateside, but I am still so happy for your return home! xoxoxo

Lisa said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL Photos! Love what you did with them.

Amsterdam...how beautiful!

Tomorrow you must show us the Mosaic in color so we can see the vibrant colors. :)

Peterson Family said...

Your pics are beautiful. I love the cafe chairs!

And the first photo is incredible!

Thanks for sharing these with us!

littlebyrd said...

I love the Amsterdam canals! Beautiful shots :)

idgtm said...

Love the texture of the outdoor cafe chairs. Wonderfully done.

Dita said...

Frau you brought back so many memories. I went to The University of Amsterdam and my heart will always belong to that city. This is the PERFECT time to visit Keukenhof. Love the B&W with the one red flower...very creative!

Thanks for the memories!
Happy Wednesday!

Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures!
Thanks!
andrea

Maddy said...

These photos remind me of the amazing time I had in Holland a few years ago! I can't wait to go return someday :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

That's an amazing flower arrangement!
Gorgeous!

Kristina P. said...

These are gorgeous! I love the one with the lone red tulip.

Wanda said...

I love all your shots - the garden and flower arrangement but the first shot is perfect in black and white. The architecture just speaks.

Ronda said...

OMG, what beautiful pictures! I love, love, love the tulip picture. You should frame this one for sure!!
XOXO

Christy said...

Great pictures! I really like the way you faded the color to almost black in white in the second photo!

Suzy said...

Those were some of the most beautiful pictures I've seen on anyone's blog. Just lovely.

Suzy said...

Also? I renamed your blog Frau in my Google Reader and something happened and I lost you and Vodkamom. NOT A GOOD THING.

Julie said...

Oh my goodness. Just gorgeous photos!! I love the first image. So crisp and clear! You do amazing work. Amsterdam looks beautiful!

Shady Lady said...

I love the hints of color you added on some photos. Very cool shots!

Nancy C said...

I love the tinting as well. Super cool!

Sephysmomma said...

Wow I love the images! I really like the buildings. These are all great! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I appreciate it!

Shawna&Co. said...

I love the water in the first one and great chairs in the outdoor cafe!

Shelle said...

Frau, you're getting so good with that camera lol. very enjoyable...the architecture is still very different in a. isn't it? and more cafe pics, please i love them...you can tell what i did for 5 years in europe...err, what else does one do? oh, bier gartens! weiss bier und pretzes, bitte shon (i'm sure my spelling is off)

'Melissa Cleo' said...

I LOVE the pic of the one red tulip!

You must be one of those "photography guru chicks!" LOL! ;)

What an AWESOME spring break to be able to visit Amsterdam!

likeschocolate said...

Great Photos! Have a great week!

Lula Lola said...

What a great trip! I love the flower arrangement! Beautiful! I'd love to see them in color as well!

Gail said...

Love them all, I'm a little envious of your trip to Amsterdam. Beautiful black and whites!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice, nice job with the black and whites! The flower arrangement with the teas cups is amazing!

Cheers,
jj

Erika Jean said...

Love the flower display! very fun!

Missy said...

Stunning images!!! Love the coffee shop pics! Great patterns and textures :)

Ellie said...

Really pretty. I love the first one - it makes me want to go there! I just love b&w photos of cities - My kind of photography :)

I love the tulips too - great work!

Cop Mama said...

Beautiful! I love the first one and the tulips!

What editing software do you use??? I can't figure out how to do the color in one spot with a black and white!

Donna said...

WOW! You sure have figured out this black and white photography stuff! Gorgeous photos!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Joyce said...

Great images Kathy! I too love outdoor cafes. xo

Life with Kaishon said...

Frau! These are so great! Seriously! The chairs. I LOVE! The buildings look awesome. The tulips! So fun. You are rocking your camera!

Unknown Mami said...

I love the picture of the cafe chairs. It looks great in black and white.

Serline said...

Nice place and nice season!

Natalie said...

Thank you for the great comment on my blog!

Your pics are fantastic, they make me a bit home sick...I spent alot of time in Holland after my divorce while I was dating a Dutch Marine!

Looking at your pics make me want to grab the first plane outta here!!!

Christina Lee said...

Gorgeous!!! the first photo is stunning and I love the heap of flowers, in the gradens!!

Mrs. Lovely said...

I LOVE the first photo! These look awesome!

Matty said...

Sounds like you enjoyed your trip. You have quite the eye for just the right shot.

Kwana said...

So beautiful. You are such an artist.

Expats Again said...

Gorgeous photos. I really enjoyed these.

Mrs4444 said...

Amazing--I LOVE that first shot especially. Wow.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are GREAT!! I hope you had a wonderful trip....... That is a place I would like to go for a visit:)

xo,

Lisa

Jen said...

LOOOOVE these, love b/w photos.