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Week in Review Feb 1-6

It is February! The month of hearts, love, flowers, and candy. The month of all things pink and red. So what have I decided to do for this colorful month? Shoot only in black and white. Crazy, right!?! Why would I do that? Well, when I was in college taking photography classes we only used black and white film. I know, I totally dated myself. There are some who will argue that black and white is old fashioned and in a way it is. It is also dramatic and beautiful. Not everything should be shot in black and white. It takes practice and thought. So, I am going to use this month to really think about the subject. Not just take the photograph because I need one for the blog or because it’s a cute pic, but to really see what I am looking at through the viewfinder. There is a quote I love,

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”

― Ted Grant

So, in this month of love I will be taking photos of what I love the most and doing it with my heart. And a mind on the art of black and white photography.

We are so fortunate to live within walking distance of our local library. Once a week we spend an hour or so looking through books. Playing checkers or learning new skills on the computer. We’ve been doing this since before the girls could read.

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the photos and next week brings you joy and peace.

Love, B.

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A Day at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

On this past Sunday, February 12, 2017, my husband took me and our girls to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life. I have been a huge fan of Edvard Munch since I was a teenager. So when I heard the VMFA was going to have an exhibit of his work I knew I had to go. Fortunately, this was a photo friendly exhibit so I was able to capture my aspiring artists in action. My daughters brought along notebooks so they could sketch some of the pieces they liked best. It was a perfect day! The girls asked lots of questions and took their time looking at the art work. When we were done with the exhibit we wondered around the museum to see what else they had to offer for our day of art!