Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - Matryoshka Dolls

Today at The Long Road to China, Lisa walks us through the decision on whether or not to "save" photos that on first glance may end up in your trash bin. She does an amazing job of converting a regular photo into a keeper!
For my post today, I wanted to share some photos that I took of Emma Saturday while she was playing with one of the matryoshka dolls we brought back from Russia. It was so hard to get her to smile. I was trying everything...even asking the boys to help me make her laugh. She can be one tough cookie. Here are a few photos that I do like - out of the 50 or so that I took. I am not sure these are the best in black and white though. Her little outfit and the dolls have such vibrant colors.

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And here is that beautiful little doll in color and in black and white...

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

19 comments:

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Those pictures are perfect..she is such a cutie and I love how the light hits her face in the first one..and ohh..the close up of her hands...I have been experimenting this week with those type of photos myself..They capture a beauty I just can not put into words:)

Frau said...

Love your picture choice this week. The knit hat is so cute on the beautiful lil girl!

Tara said...

You did get a little smile out of her in the first one. She seems very intrigued by the dolls. The colors are gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful sweet girl.

Excellent and enchanting series and I love the nod to her heritage too.

She seems so taken with her dolls.

I too have been there, asking the bigger kiddo to help make the little one smile.... :) but I love these just as they are!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

OMG we use to have the same thing when i was younger.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That first shot is my favorite.... she is giving you the cutest look...Oh my word....LOVE IT!!!

She is such a sweet little girl....I know she brings so much joy to your family!! You are very blessed my friend:)

Enjoy your week!

Lisa

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love these photos! She is just so pretty.

Jodee Leader said...

Adorable pictures! I especially love the second one.

The Sanders Family said...

What a beautiful little girl you have :) She's precious. And that hat...I am a sucker for accessories. Very cool photos...love the doll.

Lisa said...

AND What a beautiful smile she has!

That gorgeous girl does a lot for those B&W pictures!

Love Being a Nonny said...

She is precious even without a smile. They DO have minds of their own. They smile when THEY want to smile. As they get older it is very hard to trick them.

Caroline Armijo said...

She is hard at work playing with her dolls! Very sweet.

Gail said...

These are ALL absolutely precious! I love them on so many levels, love the first one of her and the ones of her hands playing with the dolls. So sweet!

teg said...

I love her little hands!!!

Felicia said...

Oh my word! These are darling and the lighting is perfect!

bevysblog said...

Your photos are so perfect... and crisp!!! I always think my pictures look better in black and white too.

Jo said...

I'm in love with the first one Cory ~ the look on Emma's face is fabulous! :) Love it!

Jo

Wanda said...

Beautiful. I love the lighting.

jennifer said...

Those pictures are gorgeous. I love the one of her hands.

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