It’s right here in black and white

As New Englanders hunker down for the big Blizzard of 2015, with snow measured today in feet and high winds and low visibility, I look out my window and see … black and white. January is like that. Stripped down, raw, bare-bones January. It’s a long, cold month but if it weren’t for January we wouldn’t appreciate the warmth of spring. Winter has a quiet beauty that is, to me, second only to autumn.

Sorting through some old photos I realized I have a nice little collection of black and white photos – though they were unintentional. Color photographs with no color. Silhouettes, snowscapes, patterns and textures. Fun stuff. And I thought I would share here on this snowy, colorless day, watching the snow pile up outside.

London train station detail

London train station detail

The view from Sliabh League cliffs, Donegal Ireland

The view from Sliabh League cliffs, Donegal Ireland

Sacré-Cœur from the clockface at Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Sacré-Cœur from the clockface at Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Gravestone, Ireland

Gravestone, Ireland

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Lunch at the Louvre, Paris

Lunch at the Louvre, Paris

Winter in New Hampshire

Winter in New Hampshire

It’s a good day to stay inside and dream up new places to explore in the coming year. New Hampshire is closed today!

 

 

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17 responses to “It’s right here in black and white

  1. OMG thank you for the beautiful photos and the wonderful laugh. Yes, you are right, New Hampshire is closed today. I may have to borrow that line with credit of course. 🙂

  2. Love these. The first is like an optical illusion — I had to look at it for a few seconds to figure it out. Nicely spotted!

    Hope you are weathering the storm OK.

  3. I’ll be excited to see some of the photos that you take of your storm! Scary stuff, but always beautiful as well. Stay safe, and WARM!

  4. I really like your last photo of the wild turkeys (?). Looks like you have more snow than our mountains right now.
    Rick

  5. A very innovative post, and very good too!
    Hope the storm isn’t too bad, stay warm!
    Brian

  6. Every one of these shots are unique …..Proof that you have a very special eye for lighting & composition. The turkey shot has always been one of my favorites! Stay warm and cozy with the cats.

  7. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love to hear them. Black and White prints make one aware of shape and hides imperfection – a great equalizer. Ken

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  9. Terrific Paige!

  10. Absolutely beautiful photos! Fine details always somehow seem to be clearer and more dramatic in black-and-white! Hope ‘Juno’ really is a 24-hour ‘affair’ and that there is no lasting damage up your way!

  11. Stay warm Lil Sis!

  12. Visiting from Judy’s blog. What lovely photos in this post! 🙂

  13. These are terrific…as usual. Can you guess my fave??

  14. I typically enjoy black and white shots a little more than color photos…you have some gems here!

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