Black and White Wednesday - "The Vacant Lot"

April 21, 2010

the long road

I took Sarah out to the vacant lot across the street from our house again. This might be one of my all time favorite backdrops for photos...... I do love the old stone park that I frequent, but this barn cannot be beat!!

Spring Wind Cosmo Quote WM

This weekend the weather was not very cooperative as it was extremely cool and windy, but I was able to at least capture one photo before the wind got the best of us:)

Spring Wind Cosmo BW QUOTE WM

I do love both photos, but I really prefer the full color over the black and white....... the colors are so soft and muted, it almost reminds me of a paiting!!

Okay, gotta run....have to keep this post short and sweet. Believe it or not, I am traveling again on business. This time I am in Louisville, Kentucky for a Sales Training. Life is busy to say the least......but busy is good and I am not going to complain.

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and a fantastic week. I will be stopping by to check out your photos this weekend when I return home:)

55 comments:

Donna said...

Well, the color photo is gorgeous (as always) so I'm sure the black and white totally rocks. But I can't see it because it said I don't have permission to view this photo.

That backdrop is lovely. I have a thing for barns so this really works for me. And I love the sweet little bench that Sarah is sitting on. Perfect for photos in a field!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Wanda said...

Lisa,

You're right. The colored one does look like an old painting. Beautiful in blk&wh too.

Wow, what a setting. It's so cool that you have so many great moments captured in this very spot. I love that.

Travel well friend.
xoxo

Lynn said...

I love both. The color one feels so vintage, even the color of your daughter's sweater. Stay safe.

Donna said...

Yippee! I see the black and white now! :)

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Kayce said...

I do love them both and the backdrop is just stunning! I think it's time for me to go on the lookout for some new places in my neighborhood! Hope your trip is a good one and you're home sooon!

Kim said...

LOVE this photo..
Have a safe trip..
Love ya ..
Hugs..

Christy said...

She is just beautiful! I love both versions of the photo. Thanks for starting this...I'm starting my black and white wall soon :-)

TanyaLea said...

oh Lisa...this one is down right BREATHTAKING!! I especially love it in color. There is something very calming and nostalgic about it... very much like a painting, indeed.

Have a safe week of travels and God bless! <><

love,
Tanya

P.S.>> we finally got our TA. In just 3 short weeks I will be somewhere over the Pacific at this very hour, on my way to our daughter! Thank you JESUS!!! :)

Dita said...

OH, I agree with TanyaLea...the color one is PERFECTION. As much as I love B&W, the processing and the textures and every little thing about this image just calls out to me.

Yes, this amazing backdrop of the Barn will be a fixture in the childhood memories of your beauties.

Hope you are enjoying every single minute of your trip...especially the part where you're sharing wonderful moments with some of your very favorite people!

Have fun and come home safe!

xoxoxo
Dita

Maryvel Friesen said...

Well, it seems like we both were in the mood for futuring barns this week! LOL!! I have my picture ready a few days ago, and that it exactly what I had picked but this picture is way better than mine! It really is and awesome photo!

Football & Fried Rice said...

I LOVE this picture!!!! Sarah's hair cut is so adorable!

Sephysmomma said...

I love this set of pictures. I really like it in color because the barn in the back drop and the colors are just right. Reminds me of Oklahoma

Kim said...

Great photos. I love Sarah's hair! It is so great that you have a beautiful backdrop so close. I need to get some good black and whites for a post next week.

TanyaLea said...

It's been awhile since I've taken part in B&W Wednesday, so I decided it was time for a come-back!! :)

God bless! <><
~Tanya

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Wow, what a cool setting!! I do love the color one better!

Great pic. Safe travels!!

The Sanders Family said...

Oh so lovely Lisa! Your photography is gorgeous, as is your model and location! Really like the words you added to the photo as well!

Hope your trip is a good one!

Amie said...

I prefer the colored one over the black and white one as well, not to say that they aren't both beautiful. But, like you said the color picture just seems to paint a picture.

Mrs. Deputy said...

I wish I had such beautiful backdrops to photograph my children around here. Amazing as always. I hope you all will check out my B&W this week. Its dedicated to a special angel.

~Mrs Deputy

Alyson and Ford said...

Beautiful subject matter! Love having the country scene so close to home. Now I need to fine something in our neighborhood that will inspire me as much as your photography! Stunning. I'm back this week for B&W Wednesday. Love it!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Robin said...

So beautiful!!


Blessings,
Robin

Love Letters To China said...

I love the color one too. The colors are so dreamy. Oh how I wish I had such beautiful scenery across from my house. All I have is my neighbors home. Not so good for photo taking.

Hope you have a fabulous time on your business trip. Safe travels...

Hugs

Maddy said...

Of course, anything you touch is perfection! But I do love the color version a tad bit better as well! If I had that lovely sleepy barn at my disposal, I would make the most of it too! Unfortunately, all I have to work with these days are cityscape, which is not bad, but I do like the homey feel of the "country"side.

Two Kayaks said...

WOW! They both look so dreamy and spectacular.

Elouise82 said...

Oh, I like both. The B&W has a nice vintage feel, but the color, as you say, looks like it could be a painting. There's an old barn within walking distance of our house ... I wonder if I could convince the owner to let me use it for photos sometimes? The backdrop of a barn really does make for a great shot!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous lot and a perfect place to take pictures! I love this picture and I especially love Sarah's new "shorter" do!

Hope you had a great time with the gang last night!

jenbusymom said...

Gorgeous place for pictures and the colors just pop, I do like the color one best too! Have a good week!

Frau said...

Amazing pictures! I love them both!

Gail said...

Both are beautiful, but the color one is my fav! It looks like an impressionist painting in my opinion. It would be lovely on canvas. :)

And have a great rest of your week.

t~ said...

That's a beautiful picture! Just like a fake background!

Jboo said...

Both color and B&W are lovely, but think I am also voting for the color! Beautiful scene and beautiful girl! Have a great trip!

Janet

Briana's Mom said...

Love the pictures! So pretty!

I was going to try to call you this week, but I have a feeling you a mega busy. I'll give you a buzz next week when you are back home! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I know just what you mean about the weekend weather! I had such high hopes for some nice shoots. : ( I loved the overcast skies but I could have totally done without the wind! : )

Hope your trip is going wonderfully!

redmaryjanes said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

The color one is just beautiful! I love them both.

Short posts are good...we know your busy BUT thank you once again for doing B&WW... WE JUST LOVE IT:)

Be safe,

lisa

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Oh I do love this backdrop also! And stick her in front and it is perfect;) I love that chair you have also, looks like so much fun. Hope you are having fun on your business trip;)

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Great photo in color and b and w. I can feel the wind when I look at the pic and yes, the backdrop behind that beauty of yours is amazing!

Safe travels!

Tracey said...

I think both of these shots are amazing... I like the capture of the wind blowing a little - very nice.

Amy said...

I really like both of these, but the color version has such a soft and dreamy effect, with the pastels. Great capture!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Lisa,

Link #34 for me was incorrect. It linked to an old black and white post. #38 is just fine :)

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

wow, what a great photo! I love the barn and the flowers on the ground, and of course your gal looks so endearing. we visited the stone park a few weeks ago and I was thinking that we were so lucky to have it to play and explore! Beautiful shot!

JinXiu said...

I know i keep saying it but your daughter and your photography are just stunning. I like the Bandw but the color is a cover for a magazine. What a great backdrop and your daughters expression is priceless

paige said...

LOVE that barn field across from your home
i'd be out there all the time tryign to snap up some shots too!
gorgeous images, both of them
xo

Lori Lynn said...

I am so jealous of your talent. That color shot is so stunning. If it were mine, I would have it enlarged, printed on canvas and framed for my wall. And not just any wall, but the best wall in the house!

Sweet!

tumbleintodreams said...

Lisa..... Can you delete Link #40. I made a mistake. I think I've got this thing figured out now and thanks for letting me join in! I love the stool you used in your gorgeous photo.

Cleo said...

Louisville???
Went there a few times while in college in Huntington, WV at Marshall University: just a hop-skip-jump away.
Yes..."busy" is good. :)
As long as it's "busy" with the "right" things; "right" things being God-ordained tasks. :)
Am with you, the color is BY FAR my fave.
Would LOVE to borrow that barn and field some time. ;)
Have a blessed week!

Missy said...

Just beautiful of your precious princess!!! I love that old barn and hope to one day get out your way and shoot there, too :) But, for now, I'll enjoy your company right here in good ole' Kentucky!! Love ya girl and will see ya in a few hours!

PS- Your processing ROCKS!!! Maybe some pointers later??? :) I'll buy ya a drink... maybe a chocolate-tini :)

Carolin said...

LOVE the pictures!!!

So nice to meet you last night, what a fun fun time! hope you are enjoying your stay in the 'ville. Lou'vll ... haha

McNew Family said...

First time joining this - love seeing everyone's contributions!

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

Oh my goodness, this just might be my favorite one EVER!! I agree - you couldn't find a better backdrop and Sarah looking at the flower on that neat stool is just perfect. I absolutely LOVE the composition. Awesome, Lisa!! Have fun in KY!! Say "hi" to the girls for me!

Colleen said...

Beautiful Lisa...Love the Gaussion Blur effect...beautiful and very dreamy! Love them both!!!
Hope your having a blast!!!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

WOW!!

What a picture!
What a backdrop!
What a beautiful girl!

Jill

Lourie said...

Did you try a sepia tone? I think that would be really neat and give it that old timey look. It's gorgeous either way.

Kim said...

You're right, the color one does look like a painting but they are both beautiful photos!

Serline said...

Absolutely, the color one trumps the B&W this time. Such soothing colors...

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I love the beautiful colors......just love them!