Wednesday, November 16, 2011

There's Nothing Like A...

As you know, we love Photography.  I took a black and white Photography class years ago, and got to develop my own pictures.  To watch them being created right before my eyes was a thrill.  There's nothing more mysterious and beautiful to me than a black and white photo.  Here are a few pictures that I took back then.

Who doesn't love a horse and carriage ride?


One hundred year-old Oak Tree


Back in my home town, this Deli made the best hot pastrami sandwiches.

The Wonderful Disneyland!


This 92 year old woman was kind enough to let me take a picture of her....Bless her.

Colored pictures are pretty too, BUT...


There's nothing like a black and white.

This is my favorite picture of my mom and dad.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
                    ~Mother Teresa~


Do you have a black and white photo that you treasure?

                          ~Sheri

32 comments:

C'est moi Claudette said...

I sure do Sheri
I have all my dad's pics from the army, some of my grandparents, and some of my aunts and uncles. I LOVE THEM TOO.
I love the carriage, but how interesting to see the car parked behind it, lol.
LOVE your mom and dads too.
Happy Wed my friend.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxo

Mary said...
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Mary said...

Oops...I left out a word in my previous comment. I meant to say I LOVE black and white photography and your parents picture looks wonderful!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Sheri, thank you for sharing those lovely black and white photos they truly are gorgeous ! Your mom and dad look so happy ah ...

Marie

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Sherri, I love the picture of your mom and dad. They look so happy and proud. Great pictures!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Meant to say how fun that wine rack is too! I love to go to wineries. They always have gorgeous landscaping (and yummy wine too).

Shirley said...

Beautiful picture Sheri..I too love black and white..at one time that is all I would buy when buying film..remember film? haha..I took a photography class back in the day but never did venture into a dark room. Missed out on that experience. I love the picture of your mom and dad..that is so awesome..a true Kodak moment!

Julie G. said...

Fantastic images! I think black and white photographs have more character. The huge oak tree and the shot of your parents are really terrific, though all are wonderful.

NanaDiana said...

Sheri- What beautiful photos. I love the one of your Mom and Dad and LOVE the one of the old oak tree, too. I think you see MORE somehow in a black and white. I would love to take a class in photography someday! xo Diana

Victorian1885 said...

Lovely Blk & Wht photos.. I treasure my Family photo album of my Ancestors.. Have a great evening.

Wanda

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Sheri,

Great photos!! I love black and white photos as well...I have my parents Wedding picture in black and white...Lots of old family pictures when were children at home.
All the Best,
Christine

Janet said...

Really great photos! I think developing film is becoming a lost art!
Blessings,
Janet

M. said...

How come you have this photo and I don't? Please send me a (good) copy. Thanks! Mona

TARYTERRE said...

I was a reporter and photographer years ago for a local paper. The editor was a photographer and took me under her wing. We shot exclusively in Black and White. Loved developing them. Was always fun. But to tell you the truth I love Sepia photos more. Your photographs are delightful.

magie said...

I totally agree, there is something special about black and white photo's. Your photo's are stunning! What a great photo of your Mom and Dad, they look so happy together :)

forgetmenot said...

Your B&W photos are wonderful. Some pictures just look better in B&W--more striking and dramatic. What a great pic of your Mom and Dad--I love all the old pictures of my parents too. I actually have some of grandparents and great grandparents that were taken back in the 1890's. Thanks for sharing your great pics. Mickie :)

Geneva said...

Oh Wow! This post really hit a cord with me. I love black and white, especially the older ones that hold so many memories. I've never been fortunate enough to take a class, but would love to some day. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Sheri, I agree with you that there is something special about black and white photography. You posted some great pics here. I especially like the ones with the horse carriage, the old oak tree, and the elderly lady. The photo of your parents is great, too. I just realized that I never have done any black and white photography with my digital camera. Maybe I will try out to photograph my garden and my roses in black and white in the future. Thanks for inspiring me!
Christina

Cottage and Broome said...

Love black and white photos, they are so timeless, yours are great, Laura

Pam Traskos said...

Love black and white photos; your picture of your parents is such a treasure, ah, back in the day! I really believe you can look into their souls! Your blog is so beautiful and interesting! Love the little Hummer too! :) Hugs to you and your daughters!

Becky~ said...

Oh love those photos koukla.Especially the bird.. to sweet.You know how I adore them.I Just wanted to say thanks for the visit today,always nice hearing from you.Blessings!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Super photos, especially of the oak tree!

My favorite photo of us from our wedding is in black and white.

Have a super Friday!
~RJ

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

WONDERFUL POST AND MIUSIC AS TIME GOES BY BEAUTIFUL.MY FAVORITE BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE WELL I HAVE TWO MY MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS 18 YEARS OLD AND ME DOING MI FIRST COMUNION..I LOVE THE PICTURE OF THE OAK TREE...HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY MY FRIEND XOXO...

Nezzy said...

Sure shootin' I do! I have a trunk filled with my Mother's photos and another trunk filled with my MIL's photos. I'm blessed beyond organization!!! Heeehehehe!

I so enjoyed your treasured photos too!

God bless and have a delightful weekend sweetie!!! :O)

Teresa said...

I'm dying of envy here... you can develop your pictures? And in B&W? Definetly jelous.

Digital removed the surprise and wondering factor of pictures... as pratical as it is to sort in time what you get you must admit in the end it's a bit anti-climatic.

I do have several black&white pictures I treasure and even now with the digital I still transform a few because I really love it.

Happy Weekend Dear Sherri, in Black&White and all Colours of Happiness!

Shirley said...

Hi again my friends,
I'm making my stops to wish all my good friends a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. The days are getting so busy that I need to take this time to make sure I visit those who are so kind to me..
Enjoy the day with family and be blessed,
Hugs,
Shirley

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, what a wonderful picture of your mom and dad. It shows them in a way we don't get to see, ...
young and in love and so care free! I can see why you treasure it! Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Patti

Ferdinand said...

oh...what can I say but WOW!
Fantastic Photos.

Marcia said...

Oh wow, Sheri, I love black and white pictures too. That picture of the 90 y/o lady is priceless. To me faces that have lived so long have so much story in them. I love it, and I love the one of your parents. I have a lot of black and whites that I treasure but my favorite is one of me with my dad. I have it under at: http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=1671338509704270302&postID=5835951531548545506

Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours!!
PS-I LOVED lingering a little longer than usual to listen to your music. Sigh...love, love, love!

Joanna said...

Oh look at your mom & dad they look like they're so much fun!! How happy are they!? What a precious moment. I'm enjoying all of your black & white shots, simply fabulous! & thanks for stopping by, I always welcome your kind words :)

xo
Joanna

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhh, now that last one was just fabulous!!! THEY LOOKED SO HAPPY! I think black and white has an effect of even more so FREEZING the moment in time. Color of course is magical, but I LOVE PARIS in black and white. Dearest, thank you for visiting tonight and I WILL eat a lot of turkey, if I can find the one I want. I love using the skinless boneless turkey breast. I was able to find it the last couple years at a reasonable price but I just saw it last night for WAY TOO EXPENSIVE, and it is only the breast! Oh well, we shall rejoice and I wish you a HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!! Anita

special 'k' said...

I have been a lover of black and white pics forever. They are timeless and from a personal level I prefer to have my pic taken in B&W it makes everything seem softer. Love your blog thanks for having me I will follow on my way out and hope you get the chance soon to come visit and follow me. Cheers SpecialK XoXo