Nothing in life is as simple as black and white. Yes, there are obvious rules and morals that are clearly defined, but not everything fits so neatly into such a categorization. Black & White is the inspiration for today's second photo-challenge inspired post - I'm back on track!
When talking photos, black and white can hide some not-so-perfect elements in an image you'd like to capture. I find sepia can do the same. Using basic camera settings on newer digital models or a decent image-editing software, you can pretty up those pictures that otherwise just look "blah." Generally while crafting with images, I use a sepia or black & white - it just eliminates distractions in the photo and gives everything a more polished look.
When talking about my life, nothing (minus a good extent of my wardrobe!) is so boring (or is that sophisticated as?) black and white... but here I present three of my favourite "things" - in monochrome.
The living room is one open space with a patio door entrance to the deck, stairs to the basement, and and eat-in kitchen. It has lovely tall ceilings and a few skylights. The fireplace makes the room.
I need to take down that lamp and we have to figure out our lighting situation - so for now it stays. See those boxes on the right? All books... I want to put a floor-to-ceiling built-in where the dog bed and boxes are now sitting to make better use of that space. I took the photo in black & white because I can't stand my yellow-painted walls. Isn't the fireplace itself lovely though?
"...let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath." James 1:19 One day, you may see this tattooed in a nice script inside my wrist - because I am NOT always a good listener, I OFTEN speak without thinking, and I have a very quick TEMPER. It's a lesson I need to learn!
Finally on this very short tour of my life in black & white, I share one of my all-time-keep-it-framed-on-the-fireplace pictures of my boys. (Edit: I can't find the actual digital file... but I found one taken the same day! Darn. The memories are still the same though even if the photo doesn't quite invoke the same feelings of heartmelting awesomeness.)