Monday, January 23, 2006

Monday Photo Shoot

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Monochromatic

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Share some of your favorite black and white photos. Older pictures are good, but what you also might think about is seeing how some of your favorite color pictures look in black and white -- most computer photo editors will let you make a photo black and white (or sepia-toned -- that's monochromatic, too). This is an opportunity to look at some of your best photos in a new way.


It was hard for me to choose which ones to share, because I have so many favorite old pictures.  But I decided on this one of Mother and Daddy because it's so natural.  I can almost smell the coffee and biscuits.  I'm guessing there's home-canned jam or jelly in those jars.

I like this one because my Grandma's house is in the background, and because this is the only picture I have of Grandma's original Tippy-dog.  She named all her dogs Tippy because it was easier than learning a new name for a new dog.  That's my cousin Betty, me, and my cousin Royce.

My parents are in this shot, and uncles and aunts, and Grandma, of course.  But the thing that I wonder about is this:  What am I doing to cousin Betty????  Why do I have her in a bear hug?  Something tells me I got a scolding for not posing properly for this picture.

Come on, play along, and leave the link to your entry at John Scalzi's blog.

15 comments:

madcobug said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing. Helen

tc01hm said...

The footsie under the table is wonderful!
Tess

readmereadyou said...

I enjoyed all of them. The top one is my favorite because of the bare feet. It's so loving......Too people quietly enjoying their meal and if it wasn't for the barefooted toes touching, you'd never know they were having an intimate love relationship. Great photo.   : )

Angela

ksquester said...

Mo, These were so much fun to look at....thanks for sharing.   Anne

csandhollow said...

Iloved the bare feet!

lv2trnscrb said...

the picture of your mom and dad having that meal together was the best of all you shared! I love just how comfortable they looked.

betty

tendernoggle said...

I loved these so much...I love old photos! The one with the "Tippy" dog really got to me..The most loving dog I ever had was named " Tippy " and I still miss her.
If u have more old pics please show us!!!
love ya,
carlene

siennastarr said...

Maybe she (Betty) was trying to get away, and you were holding on to her, so she would stay put!  Maybe she was a squirmer! lol   Or maybe you were just being a lil' stinker! hee

Love these pictures, Donna.  They are priceless!

Jackie

toonguykc said...

I love the wallpaper in the first picture.  I've always dug that design style and I'm hoping it makes a comeback.  Wouldn't it be great to get away from all this slick, high-tech crap and get back to when homes felt warm and welcoming?

Russ

mastersblynn said...

Did your Mom use to get onto your Dad for slurping his coffee?  Cuz it kinda looks like he is in trouble. LOl.  Love the pictures Mosie! Barbara

sugarsweet056 said...

I dearly love this old pics. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
SUGAR

deslily said...

love the bare feet on mom and day lol.. neat photo's!!

marainey1 said...

Wonderful pictures.  One of these days I'm going to try and scan in some of my old ones.  It just takes too much time for now.  Thanks for sharing those wonderful memories .  I love the bare feet under the table !  'On Ya' - ma

monponsett said...

If I had the right clothes (and if a neighbor had a 78 Nova), I was going to take B+W pics of my kids and claim it was me, circa 1979 or so.

fierrorachel said...

I have NEVER seen that pic!  Thanks, mom!