In Black and White

Having been brought up, at least in my earlier years, in the black-and-white era of photography, I have tended to be suspicious of the fascination that some have with that medium because color photography seemed like such a leap forward. And it was! Every now and then, however, although I can’t explain why, it seems to be just the ticket. Perhaps in portraiture it helps one to focus more on the subject — at least with portraits of the candid variety with distracting backgrounds — I’m not really sure.

Whatever the explanation, I prefer the converted version of the following grandkid pics to the original color versions. I think.

Grandkids in B&W

I want to get that squiggle just right.


Grandkids in B&W



Grandkids in B&W

Wasn't that fun!


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8 Responses to In Black and White

  1. Bernie says:

    I had forgot how lovely a black and white picture can be but then these are adorable subjects…..:-)Hugs

  2. Dimple says:

    I like “Peekaboo!” best, but these are good. Black & white does seem to suit some subjects better than color…

  3. Pearl says:

    Those work. It keeps the composition simpler to do b&w, just like depth of field directs attention to the subject. When I edit I sometimes switch it to b&w to see the image then go back to colour.

  4. Ruth says:

    My dad just sent me a box of old b&w family photos. Your pictures are well exposed and the suited to grey scale.

  5. Lorna says:

    I love the first two and think they couldn’t possibly be better in colour; the last one I can see in all its pinkness.

  6. Mary G says:

    I did a lot of photography classes in b&w – wonderful how bouncing the light makes them glow. These are great!

  7. Hilary says:

    Yes, I agree… sometimes it’s the perfect way to go. You chose well.

  8. Kila says:

    Great photos 🙂

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