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The Caribbean Part 2 - Black and White

I love color photos. I even have this silly tendancy to shoot everything as if it will be a great color image. But, there really are times when the world of black and white must be visited. The images in this post were probably shot with my intention to keep them color, but after trying them in black and white, I fell in love.

Lately, I’ve also been adding just a tiny hint of warmth to my black and whites. You may or may not be able to see that warmth, but it’s there. I like that this one feels sort of magical:

This one gives me a sense of being in the southwest US for some reason:

Here I was stuck in a tour group and couldn’t get any closer to this cemetery. It’s an intriguing shot nevertheless, but I really wanted to get closer and do a whole study of this graveyard by the sea!

Now, this one I do remember shooting with black and white in mind:

By the way, all of these images were created in Puerto Rico. Which is your favorite, and why? And can you imagine the colors? Or do you even need to? Something to ponder…

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The Caribbean Part 1 - Color

Ok, it’s evident from my slow posting that I’m sifting through tons of photos from my recent travels. I had a tough time narrowing these down to a blog-friendly number! In this, the first of a two part series, I’ll bring you some of the Carribean’s sunshine in color images. In my next post, I’ll shift gears to the black and white side of things.

First up: San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Joe and I took a Segway tour of Old San Juan and the Fort San Felipe del Morro. Sure, that seems kind of cheesey, and they made me wear a helmet (which I hate!), but all in all riding a Segway is ridiculously fun. A few of these images were shot one-handed while coasting along on my Segway. That was interesting!

Here’s the entrance to the city of San Juan. (One of those one-handed images)

The colors of the Fort San Felipe del Morro:

Another one-handed shot. I like the shadows.

These men were standing just a couple doors down from each other. I thought this was interesting.

Next up, here are a few from the island of St. Kitts. We spent almost the entire day at this beach. Ah, relaxing.

I just wanted to take these piranhas home with me.

Winding roads, to and from the beach.

And now, a few from St. Maarten.

I always find it interesting to photograph people simply “at work.”

And finally, one that doesn’t belong with the rest; here’s a shot that Joe took of the two of us.

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leaving on a jet plane

I’m so excited to make a quick trip this weekend back to Michigan (where I grew up) to attend Rob and Elsbeth’s wedding!

That’s all. Just thought I should mark the occasion with a blog post. ;)


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Busy bee

Well, in the midst of editing the code for a new online proofing system, I’ve lost track of time, and blogging has again been put on the back burner. But lo, at least one funny Mexico pic deserves to be on the blog, even if I can’t get to the rest of them right now! (Business before personal pics, you know …)

Here’s my husband being the goof he always is. :)

On another note, I’m getting really excited about everything the New York Metro area has in store for me. Super nice clients and fun stuff to do alike. Who knew I could actually uproot my business from the other side of the country and still land on my feet. Thanks to all my 2008 NJ and NY brides and grooms. This wedding season is going to rock because of you!


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Off to Mexico I go!

Ahhh, the beauty of Mexico. (Photo thanks to yogainyelapa.com). Joe and I will be meeting some good friends from Bellingham in Yelapa, Mexico, tomorrow for a much-needed vacation for all. Gotta get a trip like this in before wedding season goes into full swing! And I’m really looking forward to speaking some Spanish.

I’m not sure if I’ll have any internet access, and I definitely won’t have a phone (Yelapa just got electricity in 2002!) so please understand that I will return all phone messages and e-mails on Tuesday, April 1.

Hoping I’ll at least get a quick chance to upload an image or two in an internet cafe in Puerto Vallarta!


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