"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

When I saw the theme for this week on Sonel Corner’s blog, I knew I had to post a response.  If you click on the link to her blog you’ll see a wide variety of families from a musical instrument family to a family of Plovers and also a family of Vervet Monkeys.

I took this photo of my family over the 4th of July weekend when we were with Erika’s parents at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.

Then converted it into black and white for the challenge. Certain shots seem to look better in Black and White. This one has minimal white.

ISO 100 f 7.1  1/400 with Canon 70-200 L series lens on a Canon 5D MarkII

Family at lake

10 responses

  1. You have such a beautiful family Ruth and this is a stunning photo of the happy times at the lake. Great entry for the challenge hon and thanks so much for taking part. Much appreciated. :D *big hugs*

    July 18, 2013 at 1:15 am

  2. Gail

    Quiet Joy

    July 18, 2013 at 5:36 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    That is beautiful. Black and white can be so compelling.

    July 18, 2013 at 7:41 am

  4. Vincie

    Gorgeous photo! I always love the photos taken from behind.

    July 18, 2013 at 8:52 am

  5. Amy

    Such a beautiful composition photo!

    July 18, 2013 at 9:09 am

  6. Wonderful photography, Ruth. I love the way you caught the little girl’s movement. It adds a special dimension to the family setting. A special moment.

    July 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

    • Thanks Scott and Kongo
      Appreciate your stopping by and writing today

      July 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

  7. This is a cool B&W pic. Really good balance of energy (the dancing kid) and peacefulness (the lake beyond).

    July 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  8. Love the silhouettes ! Beautiful Ruth !

    July 19, 2013 at 11:26 pm

  9. A very restful pic, Ruth, showing family togetherness in a beautiful location.

    July 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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