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



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43 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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

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  7. Oh yea, those are super nice Pat!

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

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  9. I really like the first photo.

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  10. Beautiful shots!

    Sequoia really appeals to me in particular.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

    Love to you, Pat. xo

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  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!

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  18. Great black and whites, Patrick!!

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  19. Great photos. I like them all.

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

    Greetings.

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  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! :)

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  21. Il n'y a pas de sens.
    magicst

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  22. Very nice. Merry Christmas, Patrick!

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  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.

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  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.

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

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

    Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com - 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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  34. 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!

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  35. These shots are excellent!!!

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

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

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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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