Color Vs. B&W – The Sidewalk

Back in November, my wife and I went to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City. This sidewalk caught my eye, and so (shockingly) I had to take this picture. Now it is up to you to decide if you like the color one better, or the Black and White one. Feel free to post comments!

Sidewalk

Sidewalk

Sidewalk B&W

Sidewalk B&W

DanD

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Snowy Kansas Day

Today we had the biggest single-day snowfall since 1993. Even though it was a little windy, there is something very peaceful about snow. It comes down gently, covering the earth with a cold blanket, giving new sights, and making everything appear very clean. I really enjoyed this photo, as the sky was overcast, and the line of the trees shrinking into the distance made me wonder what was beyond the edge of my frame. Peace… and quiet….

Snowy Field in B&W

Snowy Field in B&W

DanD

Another B&W Photo

Today I was revisiting some of my pictures from earlier in the year. Back in October, my wife and I went to Echo Cliff near Dover, KS. This shot was interesting in color, even with a lot of the trees and leaves in shadow, with the light coming through them. However, I thought the B&W of the same image really accentuated the light and the shadows, which drew me into the picture in a way that I hadn’t seen it before. At any rate, I certainly hope you all enjoy it as well!

Echo Cliff in B&W

Echo Cliff in B&W

 

DanD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

I haven’t posted anything in a few days (as I’m sure you’ve noticed). We’ve been busy with life, as life tends to do. But I immediately knew which photo I wanted for this week’s photo challenge. I took this photo while doing some hiking earlier this fall. This is my first ever attempt to do some mixing with Photoshop, so please bear with me. I’m still very much in the learning phase, and appreciate any helpful hints you would like to offer. I am completely thankful for my wonderful wife. We have been married now for 12 years, and every day I find that love her even more. She is wonderful and supportive. Plus, she puts up with me. I am very happy that she is there to share life with me.

Wife in the Woods

Wife in the Woods

DanD

Backyard Shadows

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was out in my backyard the other day, and saw this image as the sun was beginning to go down for the evening. The shadows of the trees stretched across the still green grass, ever-changing as the wind moved the tress ever so subtly. The contrasts made for an interesting sight. I hope you all enjoy!

Backyard Shadows

Backyard Shadows

DanD