How has your weekend been? I’ve spent the past two days studying for finals, enjoying the lovely warm weather, and feeling excited for SUMMER. ☀️ 😀
Today, I thought I’d do something a little different and share a post of nothing but black & white photos. 🙂 I’ve been editing a lot of my photos that way lately, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments – black & white or color photography?
We’ll begin with some pictures I took while Ezra was playing in the living room a little while ago. Candid shots are my favorites, so I really like how these turned out. 😀
This was when he noticed me. XD
Today is actually my other brother’s birthday – happy birthday, Abram! Abram’s many talents include making me laugh when I’m supposed to be solemn, fishing, talking about fishing, drawing strange things, fishing, and building impressive Lego creations. He’s actually sitting behind me right now, creating some sort of bridge-like contraption that I’ll probably step on at some point tonight. *weak smile*
Behold: the joy of receiving birthday Legos…
…and the hug of gratitude that follows.
All three of them disappeared behind that book not long after I took this photo. XD It makes me so happy that they all love to read!
Now for some concert pictures! There aren’t many local concerts where we live, so when Big Daddy Weave came to a nearby event center, we decided to go see them. I hadn’t really heard any of their music beforehand, but they were great! They had actually lost most of their equipment earlier in the day due to a truck accident (they got it back later), so we got to see their first ever acoustic show – it was a super neat experience. 😀
Despite her solemn appearance in this photo, Laura did enjoy the show. 😛
See that guy playing the violin in the background? He is an absolutely INCREDIBLE violinist named Jonathan Chu. His music was my favorite part of the show – it was amazing!! After the show, we got to meet the band and ended up talking with Mr. Chu for quite a while about music and other things. He kindly allowed me take his photo:
Pretty neat, huh? 😀
These next photos were taken at a local museum. Are your eyes longing for some color by now, or are you enjoying this change in scenery? XD
This was a display case filled with little figurines arranged in a battle scene.
I wonder what this solemn-looking fellow might be thinking about?
This poor abandoned doll was laying by the playground outside the museum. Thankfully her owner returned for her after I took this photo. :’D
The remaining photos will be a rather random assortment of things. 🙂 Here’s Laura in the woods after we had a massive amount of rain and everything flooded.
We named this grumpy-looking crayfish Oscar the Grouch. XD Do you call these guys crayfish, crawdads, or something else?
This reminds me of the “artistic” shadow photos I used to take way back when I got my first camera. 😛
I WENT THROUGH MY OLD PHOTOS AND ACTUALLY FOUND ONE. Behold, the photography skills of 12-year-old me. Pure artistic talent. :’)
The subject of this photo asked that I not reveal her secret identity, but I think you all know who she is. XD I took this while testing out a DIY portable softbox that I made using fairy lights, parchment paper, and a cardboard box. 😀
We shall end this post (I always say that, don’t I?) with this bright moon on a cloudy night. 🙂
I’d love to hear what you thought about this somewhat different post! Which photo was your favorite, and which was your least favorite?
Color or black & white photography?