Sunday, May 10, 2009

sunday stills - black & white

This week's Sunday Stills challenge was black & white, using two previous challenge categories. I chose pets (big surprise) and sunrise/sunsets (an odd choice for black & white). We could not use photos previously used for Sunday Stills, but we could work within our archives.

This is my submission for pets. This is one of my favorite photos of Sophie...I have an 8x10 of it framed up in my home.


And this is my submission for sunrise/sunsets...it was a crisp winter day back in January and even Sophie had to pause to appreciate the beauty of the sun coming up over the frozen lake.

37 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

the sun rays in the sun rise photograph are awesome
i can understand your pup needing to appreciate it too

Ed said...

very nice! I see we have a dogstar for a dog star..;-)

The Wife said...

Such soulful eyes! I can see why you have it framed!

Pete said...

Nice. Love how the sun bleaches out sophie.

Shirley said...

Ah, Sophie, beauty in black and white!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful shot of Sophie. And the frozen lake shot is so peaceful and quiet looking. Have a beautiful day.

Bruce said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Happy Mother's Day for being such a good Mommy to Sophie & Elora!
Love ya,
Bruce:)

dibear said...

Sopie is such a pretty dog. I have a black & white doggie as well. Loved you choices.

One Red Horse said...

Love the Sophie photo. Any image of her has got to be wonderful! The B & W really emphasizes the expression in her eye.

Andrea said...

Sophie is so photogenic!

WildBlack said...

Nice Shots!

Carolynn said...

I agree...odd choice of subject for a black & white photo...nevertheless, you & Sophie nailed it. :o)

I adore the first photo of Sophie. The love in her eyes is palpable.

Patches said...

Beautiful! Both of them are amazing!

Gennasus said...

I too think that sunsets/rises are best in colour but this one works very well. I think the snow has a lot to do with it.

Lovely Sophie portrait.

Sherri said...

Superb shots for this challenge. You can't go wrong with Sophie.

The Write Girl said...

Both photos are stunning. Sophie rests so peacefully in the first one. And that sunrise is lovely even in black and white. Nicely done : )

flowerweaver said...

Sophie's a cutie, the photos are very nice!

Lori Skoog said...

Andrea...not only are your black and whites fabulous, I love every picture on your blog! Isn't dancing the best?

Thanks for visiting my Journal.

Paula said...

Sweet! She's perfect in black and white~

Regular Guy said...

Sophie looks like she is just waiting for you to do something so she can do it with you. Excellent shots. That sunrise is a very nice touch with her looking at it too.

Mildred said...

Those are great pictures of Sophie. What a precious face!

Joanne said...

The sunset in black and white really showcases the sun as a "star." Beautiful.

Quinn said...

B&W really brings out the wistful look in you dog's eyes. Very nice!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Black and white dogs in black and white. I love it! She's always her no matter what!

theegggather said...

Great shots - Sophie is a doll!

CeeCee said...

I'm amazed that you were able to get a shot of Sophie without her turning to look at you. Great picture!

PS....I've been wandering through your blog. I enjoy it very much. I have a friend with a BC and she first put her pup on sheep at 4 months old. I'm completely fascinated by the part of them that knows EXACTLY what to do. It's a beautiful thing to behold.

gigi said...

I can see why these are your favorites. Love the light in Sophies eye :)

Natashya said...

Wonderful! I especially love that first one.

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent!!! I love the way the sun looks in the 2nd photo.

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

great photos!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Your photographs get better and better....

Kelly said...

Love the second photo!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You truly captured the soulfulness in Sophie's eyes. Spectacular!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Any photo you take of Sophie turns out wonderful! I like the first one, but that second one speaks volumes too..greeting the sunshine at your side..perfect! :)

Hilary said...

That first photo is wonderful. What a beauty!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Both are really lovely photo's, i especially love the second one. That is a very cool shot.

sista' moonshine said...

I love your choice of pictures. Sophie meditating the sky is just wonderful.