10.23.2007

SPT: Black and White

Lelly had a fun challenge this week called riddle me this. I love this one for a few reasons: it was easy, I love black and white and it made me sing Cyndi Lauper's True Colors.

I like the B&W version because it smooths out my face, though I honestly don't mind lines and wrinkles because that's just a part of life. I do mind the blemishes that I've never grown out of though. What's up with that? I like the contrast of my glasses against my skin, the instantly bleached teeth, and the "slimming" effect.

Life isn't just black and white though. Thank goodness there is a whole lot of color in between. Think about Dorothy in Kansas vs. Dorothy in Technicolor Oz. With color you get the real me. The bumps, stray hairs, the hazel- green eyes, sometimes ruddy, other times washed out complexion,the life lines, the make-up. All of it, because it's a package deal, my life. And not a bad one either.

15 comments:

  1. You always look good, I think you're very photogenic.

    It's refreshing to find someone who doesn't mind lines and wrinkles!

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  2. You look great in black and white and in color! Beautiful photo!

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  3. i had to laugh about the "stray hairs." i am always challenged by flyaways - i think i'm having a sleek, smooth day, then i catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror - reality check!

    it's all part of me, though.

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  4. I like the color, personally. And I LOVE the thing on your wall behind you. GOrgeous!

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  5. I love your great hair cut! I am also so glad that life is in color. I love all the diversity in life and all the different people we meet along the way.

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  6. You have the cutest hair! And I love your glasses. And I love color photographs, but B & W always seem so artsy, so I like those too.

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  7. Um, gorgeous either way you slice it, girlfriend!

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  8. Love that gorgeous HAIR! You're a babe! Hey, you're not in your jammies in that photo; what gives?! I don't mind facial lines too much, either. I like getting a little older (36!) and having more & more fun as I age.

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  9. I like black and white also. Your photos are great and I am jealous of your hair seeing as I just came from the hair dresser, bound and determined to cute mine to a cute short style and got cold feet...I opted for shorter, with layers, a little different highlight plan and an appointment in two weeks for when I get more brave. AHH! LOVE Cindy Lauper.

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  10. ALSO....thank you for your thank you card :D

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  11. you take seriously great pictures! and your hair!!! oh my word. i saw this and thought "I want that hair!" :)

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  12. hey I love the photo, but I think I love love love color...I don't know it just seems sooo much more real....

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  13. This was a fun compare and contrast exercise! I love black and white shots and I love vibrant color too.

    My little boy was looking at pictures of my mom's childhood and asked "Didn't they have colors then?" And I laughed because I always think of the "olden days" in B&W.

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  14. I love your hair and your glasses...you just look so pulled together! (I always admire that look.) ;)

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