One of my favorite pictures that I own is an oversized photograph of my three children with their cousins. My father owns some property in another county, deep in the heart of the woods besides a river. Every summer my family and my sister’s family take a 3 ½ hour drive to visit their property. Every year something happens that makes it especially memorable.
There was the one year when my sister and brother-in-law went canoeing and ended up tipping over. Another year my oldest son fell into a pile of mud. Last summer the highlight was when my father’s dog was sitting on the boat dock and watched a fairly large grass snake slink by his paws. The pictures of that were great. They are always special memories that I like to capture.
Most of the time these pictures have been put into photo books that I create using Snapfish. Other times we create fun items such as collages or calendars. But like I said, there is one special picture that I really treasure.
This picture sits above the mantle of our fireplace. It’s a picture of the five kids in their swimsuits, sitting on the boat dock. They are huddled together, feet swinging below them and they are dripping wet. What especially makes this picture eye-catching is that I had it redone in black and white. I had seen black and white pictures on a television program when I first got the idea of turning some of my colored pictures into that. I loved the way they looked. Now I think I’m hooked on them.
Black and white photos have a more “raw” look to them. Not only do they look great with people but even landscapes come alive in a different way when captured in black and white. Now that I have discovered how great these pictures look, I am going to turn more of them into black and white photos. With Snapfish you can easily convert any picture into a black and white one.
Try something different and capture a moment that you turn into a black and white photo. I cannot tell you the number of compliments I have received on that picture when people walk through the door.