Wednesday, January 23, 2013

black and white Wednesdays - birds of a feather

THIS WEEK'S CONTEST IS OVER AND WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
UPDATED 1/29/2013:

Congratulations to Lori!  If you have never visited Lori's blog, you can click on the link above this week's winning photo and check out all the great photos over there.  Our judges just loved this shot!  Just precious!http://lzornesphotography.com/sst-wk-4/IMG_2753copy2
2nd Place http://theenchantedblackbirdnest.blogspot.com/2013/01/52-photos-project-black-white.html
 


3rd Place
http://cathykennedystories.blogspot.com/2013/01/north-carolina-countryside.html

Now that Santa can resume some of his normal activities again, we are back to walking.  This means I have some wintry pictures to share with you.



The weather has been so weird here.  One day it's 70 degrees and the next there is a freeze warning.  This was the beginning of that front moving through.  Makes a dramatic winter picture, doesn't it?


So what about you?  Has your weather been weird too?  Can't wait to see your black and white shots.  Winter seems to be the time of year when black and white shots really come to life.  They really capture that winter feeling.

Here are some more great blog hops to join!
    Scattered Horizons Amanda’s Books and MoreP52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley
IT'S A PHOTO CONTEST 


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19 comments:

  1. How neat! I just the second photo. You had perfect timing to snap that shot with the two birds resting on the limb together. =D Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Cathy, but honesty is the best policy, and the 2nd photo is photoshopped. Those two birds were together but they were among the others from the first shot. Do you see them? :) Glad to be hosting.

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  2. I really like the 2nd shot too, great job on it...even if it is photoshopped. You really did capture that cold winter feeling.

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    1. Thanks Lori! I love your b&w entry! I hope the judges do too!

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  3. Such pretty photos! The weather here in NH has been strange...there have been days where it's in the 50's and now it's 10. I just want summer :)

    Happy WW!

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    1. Stay warm Paula! When I talked to my mom in Kentucky yesterday she said it was 15 and she was going to stay inside! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That is some crazy weather going on there. Im signed up for this weeks competition, good luck everyone.

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    1. We really are, I guess everyone is. Good luck to you too Shaun!

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  5. I'm stopping by for the first time and so glad I found your blog and this link up! I love both of your photos but that second one is just darling, even if it is photoshopped. We are having the same type of strange weather here. Thank you for hosting the fun! :)

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    1. Welcome Jenn! We are glad you found us too!! Did you want to submit a particular photo, or just leave it up to the judges? I love all of them!

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    2. Thanks for the welcome! I will leave it up to the judges. :)

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  6. you can come and get some of your snow. :) Today we have -16degC A bit cold.

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    1. :) Yeah, I wish I could, next week 73 for the high . . . it's supposed to be January!

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  7. Photoshopped or not, the composition and editing of the second photo is really good. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks so much! Congratulations on winning last week too!

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  8. I love that first shot. Yes our weather here in Georgia has been crazy. We could get freezing rain tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if we get any.

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    1. I think the weather professionals are just like the rest of us . . . guessing and checking!

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  9. Love these dramatic silhouettes!!

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  10. Wow! Thank you so much for the honorable mention! It was completely unexpected. The winning photo is just gorgeous! I am going to jump over and check out Lori's blog right now! Thanks again for hosting the contest, Mr's Claus! I will be back later to link up for this week's B&W Wednesday. :)

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