Friday, December 19, 2014

Black and White - group 3

 Road to Sequoia National Park, from Three Rivers (snow in May)

 Foggy Morning at Port San Luis

 Palm Springs Street Urchin

Anza Borrego

Make a wish, toss a coin



  1. Those are all stunning, Pat. Really dig the hook and foggy background.
    You have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Love all the shots, but especially love that one of Tay! She sure has grown a lot since then.

  3. have always loved that photo of your grand. :) great set, patrick!

  4. I like them all, but Tay's takes the prize.

  5. Love your B&W's... I'm not a big fan of most B&W's other than the older photos from past years... BUT--yours are TERRIFIC. I especially love that first one.. It's PERFECT ---you should frame it.


  6. Wonderful collection of shots!!! Love Tay's shot, and the San Luis pier!!! Love the all!!!

  7. Oh yea, those are super nice Pat!

  8. Nice images, Pat. I especially like the first one with trees in the mist, but they are all pretty great.

  9. I really like the first photo.

  10. Beautiful shots!

    Sequoia really appeals to me in particular.

  11. Pat, these are all such AMAZING captures! And what I especially like about them are the diversity. You have such a wonderful talent for taking photographs of both people AND landscapes.

    The first and fourth ones are spectacular!

    Well done!

  12. I still love the "Make a wish,toss a coin" picture, one of my all time favorites of yours and the rest are excellent in my opinion.

  13. These are beautiful black and white photos! Love the leafless tree, especially, but I like all of them.

  14. Great B&W shots. I love the composition of your foggy morning.

  15. It was a real pleasure to see these monochrome photo. You have so many "categories" (terrible way of describing art). My personal favourites are the foggy road and the little girl. On a personal note: I visited Palm Springs briefly 20 years ago - it was quite another set of people I saw outside the shops there ... However the photo was a masterpiece.

  16. It's striking how much dimension black-white gives, when done right. You always do these right.

    Love to you, Pat. xo

  17. All are beautiful, but the dark hook against the pale, foggy background really caught my eye. An original and moody interpretation of a place that I always have seen in bright daylight. Have a Happy Holiday Pat!

  18. Great black and whites, Patrick!!

  19. Great photos. I like them all.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you and your family.


  20. your photos are really gorgeous! i, especially, like that first one. it looks magical.

    wishing you and yours a very merry christmas and a joyous new year! :)

  21. Il n'y a pas de sens.

  22. Very nice. Merry Christmas, Patrick!

  23. I love B&W photos. All the details, in perfect focus make a spectacular picture. There is one on my post today too, but it is a naturally occurring colouration, shot in colour. Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year, Patrick.

  24. Brilliant shots mate. Worthy of a book. Thought of putting one together? Maybe you could sell it online?

    Great work. Cant pick a favorite. Maybe first one? Second? All good.

  25. Very nice work, Pat. Sometimes so much more comes across in black and white.

    Tossing It Out

  26. Patrick, I love b/w. Yours are stunning. Your Palm Springs subject is a bit old to be dubbed an "urchin". He looks quite grown. Yes. I'm being too literal.

    Happy New Year!

  27. More ADD - no hyper involved (referring to your side post).

    Kind of old for a street urchin? lovely grouping. Diverse.

  28. Love, love, love. Especially the bottom one. Beautiful pictures!

  29. Alex J. Cavanaugh - Thanks Alex! I like that one a lot also. It was a great day there. I hope you had nice holiday season also.

    Ms. A - Thanks! I think that is my all time favorite photo of her. She is almost a spitting image of Ashley now.

    TexWisGirl - Thanks so much Theresa! I'll be over to catch up tomorrow.

    Wayne (Woody), whatever - Thanks Wayne! I really like that one also.

    Betsy Adams - Thanks Betsy! I have never framed one of my photos and only printed out a few.

    TheChieftess - Thanks Kathryn! I appreciate the nice words.

  30. Brian - Thanks so much Brian!

    tapirgal - Thanks so much Sheryl! I like the seafront better during the winter, than I do the summer.

    Kay - Thanks! I remember that day so clearly.

    Sallie (Full Time Life) - Thanks so much! I think that some scenes beg to be black and white.

    William Kendall - Thanks! Sequoia always appeals to me. On that morning, there was an unexpected snow storm and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

    Ron - Thanks Ron! Being at the right place at the right time, really helps.

  31. Jimmy - Thanks Jimmy! It's also one of my all time favorites. We were planning to be in your neck of the woods for a while starting next Monday. Last minute change of plans and now we're going to the Yuma Area. Sometime soon though!

    Elizabeth Varadan - Thanks Elizabeth! I appreciate the nice words.

    Al - Thanks buddy! It wasn't just foggy that day, it was cold and wet. LOVED it!

    visualnorway - Thank you for saying those nice things. Palm Springs is an interesting and great place to spend some time. - Thanks Robyn! I'm sorry that we couldn't meet up a couple of weeks ago. Maybe next time.

    Stickup Artist - Thanks! I hope you had a nice holiday season also. Almost every time, I've been to that place, it was foggy and cold.

  32. Liz - Thank so much Liz!

    Japy - Thanks Japy! Happy holidays to you also.

    Betty Manousos - Thanks Betty! Happy holidays to you!

    sage - Thanks! I hope you had a great Christmas also.

    Rosemary Nickerson - Me too! Thanks for the nice words Rosemary! The holidays was nice (glad their over though). I suppose you are down south by now. I'll be over to catch up.

    Anthony J. Langford - Thanks for saying that Anthony! I've thought about it, but I really have no idea how I'd be able to dedicate enough time to do a good job of it.

  33. Arlee Bird - Thanks Lee! I totally agree with you. I'll be over soon!

    California Girl - Thanks! I love B&W also. That guy was a bit old to be an "urchin" but he was sure trying to look like one. Happy New Year to you also!

    Pasadena Adjacent - Yep, I'm certified ADD for sure. Sometimes, I don't like posting photos from one theme. That is my ADD in action.

    Baby Sister - Thank you very much Amanda! I like them also.

  34. Beautiful black and white moments!

  35. Got distracted and now my memory fails me if I finished my comment to get through - so here it is again. Beautiful black and whites! They're so full of expression!

  36. These shots are excellent!!!

  37. Pat, these are all wonderful B&W images..

  38. Lovely bw images. The tree and the girl is my favourites :)

  39. Oh, I do like your black and white photos and this is a particularly good set. I love the first photo of the path to Sequoia and the foggy view of Port San Luis is really beautiful.

  40. jeannettestgermain - Thank you! I agree! B&W can express things that color has no chance of doing.

    James - Thanks so much James! I appreciate that.

    eileeninmd - Thanks for the nice words Eileen.

    NatureFootsteps - Thank you! The girl is my granddaughter and always willing model.

    Mandy Southgate - Thank you so much Mandy! Very nice of you to say those things.

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