Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

We finally had a break in the rain this morning. I went for a long walk and saw so many ways that the rain made the environment better. The air is clear, the foliage is well hydrated and the colors are so vibrant today. Everything is pretty well saturated and this bush has more rain drops than berries right now!

I love the reflections in the water drops šŸ™‚

Which version do you prefer?

 

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Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

I am really missing Tucson and the sunlight! Today I chose a throw back picture from a hike through Sabino canyon. I loved how this cactus was growing out of the top of a rock, defying gravity and the lack of natural resources in the area!

 

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Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

We, brilliantly, left our rock climbing gear in Arizona last month. So we had to buy a few items when we returned to Washington. I feel that there is a big difference between the color and black and white version, do you agree?

 

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Of course the price is the same for both sets of gear from REI- a lot!

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Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

The bees have been very busy in my backyard this summer! Now I am not sure what to do with this nest.

 

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Black and white photo of a yellow jacket nest

 

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Color photo of the yellow jacket nest

Any suggestions?

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Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

We spent the afternoon with some really wonderful and fun people! We all got together to watch the Seahawks battle the 49ers and were thrilled when the Hawks won. Our gracious host had a lot of Seahawks paraphernalia and posed for this shot.

She has the best smile, in color or black and white, don’t you agree? I am truly grateful for the amazing people in our lives šŸ™‚

 

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Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

One of our Thanksgiving traditions is to put up our Christmas tree during the holiday weekend. Our daughter wanted to put it up today, so here it is, in our front room. Which version is best?

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Black and white Christmas tree

Now if only I could get my shopping done as fast!

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Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and, like most bakers, I have been in the kitchen for the last couple days. I finished this apple, almond and cranberry pie late tonight. Here it is right before going into the oven. Which looks more appetizing?

 

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The black and white version of the pie

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The color version

I wish you all the best of holidays and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

The Seattle Seahawks hosted the Atlanta Falcons for Monday Night Football last night. My husband won tickets through his work and we braved the cold and potential rain, that fortunately did not materialize despite the threatening sky! We had pretty good seats!

 

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Color view of the pre game warm up

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Black and White version of the warm up

Based on the outcome of the contest, the black and white version accurately sums up our feelings and mood as we made our way home šŸ˜¦

Better luck next time!

 

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Black & White & Color, Photo Challenge

I am going to break my tradition of never posting pictures of myself today. This was a shot I uploaded to Instagram on a day where I ran without goals. No pace, no distance and no time recorded. Just a path and some good music, and even better weather!

This was one of my last runs in Tucson before heading back to Seattle and I was feeling the future pain of training in the wind, rain and cold!

So which version captures the feeling of freedom of running without limits?

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The color version of the end of my run

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The Black and White version

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Black & White & Color, Photo Challenge

Last night we went to a Meet Up Tucson group. The goal was to meet some of our new neighbors and, finally, start getting to know some people locally. We met up with the “off the couch gang” at a Zona 78, an Italian restaurant. I had this raspberry martini (to start!)

It was delicious and the company was great, we really did have a fun time! I got to thinking this morning about using the drink for this challenge, but wanted to take it a little further with some animation, so which do you prefer:

 

 

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The color version of the raspberry martini with bubbles

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The black and white version with bubbles

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