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10/52 : The one with the black and white portrait

by Clare Mansell
10/52 : The one with the black and white portrait
 One of the great things about taking part in the Living Arrows linkup every week is that it has encouraged me to become a bit more creative with my portrait photography. I’ve tended to shy away from black and white because there are so many bad black and white shots out there (images without enough contrast mainly) but I’ve seen some great ones featuring on Living Arrows over the last few weeks and its forced me to reconsider.

This image of Theo is just perfect for monochrome. It was first thing in the morning and he was looking out of the easterly windows in his bedroom watching our builders arrive for the day. A combination of strong sunlight, striking shadows and interesting shapes.

Those windows are going to be gone in a few months, replaced by ones of a totally different size and shape, so this picture captures not just a moment in Theo’s life, but a moment in our house’s life too.

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32 comments

Keri-Anne March 10, 2014 - 10:59 am

Such a wonderful photograph!!! x

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Anna-Marie mummyheartsyou March 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

This is gorgeous, I love the shadows in the back and the way its reflected on his face.. Beautiful x

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Faded Seaside Mama March 10, 2014 - 11:48 am

That really is very dreamy! And wonderful to think of it as a snapshot in the history of your lives!

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Emily March 10, 2014 - 11:58 am

Gorgeousness! I love the reflections on the wall behind, coupled with the thoughtful little man pose makes for a great capture! Also just made the link that we’re both headed to Blogtactular! Can’t way to meet up and talk all things photog!

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MummyNeverSleeps March 10, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Oh what a gorgeous post, and such an atmospheric shot – love the contrast on his lovely little face 🙂

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Jenni March 10, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Great use of dark and light, I love the way you’ve used black and white here. I’m a bit addicted to black and whites so I’m trying to coax myself off them!

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Kate Thompson March 10, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Wonderful photo – I hadn’t seen your Blog before, loving the photography 🙂

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Angela Spicer March 10, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Great photo, captured a little man in thought

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Sonya Cisco March 10, 2014 - 1:33 pm

a stunning photograph!

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Kizzy March 10, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Stunning photo, great composition

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Jenny Ripatti-Taylor March 10, 2014 - 1:48 pm

What a gorgeous photo and creative way to capture both a moment in your son’s life and a moment in your evolving home’s life. Great memories together.

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Clare Nicholas March 10, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Such a beautiful picture

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You Baby Me Mummy March 10, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Great picture x

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lisa prince March 10, 2014 - 3:46 pm

aw what a gorgoeus little face and picture , i love picturs, hoping to get a nice prof camera as with our 7 we love nothing mroe than capturing their every move x

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Suzanne W March 10, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Gorgeous photograph, it looks beautiful in black and white, the lighting is stunning 🙂

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laura redburn March 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm

what a lovely photo. he looks really pensive!

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Amanda Fisher March 10, 2014 - 5:26 pm

What a gorgeous photo and a great memory! I don’t know enough about photography to know what actually makes a good black and white photo but I do like this 🙂

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Isisjem March 10, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Lovely pic and I bet Theo is loving the building work!

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Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe March 10, 2014 - 7:31 pm

That is such a beautiful photograph!

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Mummy of Two March 10, 2014 - 7:52 pm

I love black and white photos and this is just beautiful!

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Belle du Brighton March 10, 2014 - 8:01 pm

perfect: I love anything with shadows, always adds a certain something to a photo!

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anna m March 10, 2014 - 8:08 pm

That’s such a lovely photo!

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Louisa March 10, 2014 - 8:31 pm

I love your photo and how the light and shade captures his lovely face.
(I’m new to your blog and after a scout around I have to say I have serious quilt envy. They are stunning.)

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Angela March 10, 2014 - 8:31 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Clare! I’m looking forward to meeting you at Blogtacular in a few months! Love this photo of Theo; I struggle to take candid/stolen moment photographs. Lucas either stops and poses or runs away once my camera comes out, so I always admire unposed shots!

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Victoria MyLittleLBlog March 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm

lovely picture, today i was thinking that im very superstitious person will i ever put pics of my baby online, still a debate inside my head

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Charly Dove March 10, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Such a wonderful photograph – love the light and the shadows. Will be one to look back on when you have new windows! I had a photo of my 3 YO looking through a hole in our storm damaged fence recently, it came down the following week!

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Kara Guppy March 10, 2014 - 9:26 pm

What a stunning photo – love the window effects

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Nancy March 11, 2014 - 1:30 am

Interesting to look at his thoughtful expression. Makes you wonder what he is contemplating…

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Sarah-Louise Bailey March 11, 2014 - 3:15 am

Wow what a stunning photograph the light on it is amazing. x

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Vai Chin March 11, 2014 - 10:28 am

Quite a beautiful photo. He looks so lost in thought.

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Globalmouse March 11, 2014 - 12:19 pm

What a lovely photo and one with a story behind it! I always used to take a lot of black and white but don’t seem to anymore…I must try and remedy that!

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Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily March 12, 2014 - 8:15 pm

What a gorgous photo – just perfect!

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