I took this picture, sort of by accident, the other day at the Chinese Carnival.
I mean, I was trying to get a cute picture of her.
But I didn’t know I’d love this one so.
Her sweet smile.
The glimpses of China behind her.
Here is the original. For fun. You can see, it’s not that great.
But as soon as I started messing around with it, I realized it was a keeper.
Don’t you love surprises like that?
And today, because it’s raining, and I have so much to do that I can’t even think straight, I decided to play around with it again in Lightroom.
How I love thee, Lightroom.
And I decided to give it a whirl in black and white.
Especially since it’s Black and White Wednesday.
Until I got into Lightroom and started trying different presets, I thought it was either black and white, sepia or color.
And while it’s true, I don’t know a whole lot more now (other than how to apply a preset) I have an appreciation for the huge spectrum of black and white.
And while I can appreciate the black and white, it’s subtlety and quiet beauty…
I am still a sucker for color.
What’s your favorite?
For more beauty in Black and White, visit my friend Lisa’s blog.