Dramatic B & W Photo Challenge

One of my fave family photographers, Tara Whitney, is the Guest Photography Judge at iheartfaces.blogspot.com for this week’s photo challenge theme, which is “Dramatic B & W”. Other then being a black & white image, the only other criteria (besides being ‘Dramatic’) is that the image contain a human face, so I hope this image fits the bill!

I captured this image back in 2007 with my first Canon SLR, the 30D. I have since upgraded, first to the Canon 5D and then to the Canon EOS-1D MarkIV. This image was shot with the Canon 100 mm f2.8 macro lens, which does a fabulous job of showing amazing detail in portraits. I have this image framed in my bedroom, and also printed as a 20×20 metallic print, which is one of the samples I show at the in-person proofing meeting.

Dramatic B & W of my son Noah


I debated entering with this image, but wasn’t sure there was enough ‘face’. The second image in this blog posting, of my daughter Rebecca, is also a favourite…alas, I can only enter one, so this is it! πŸ™‚

(See “My Camera Equipment” in footer section for links/more information on camera equipment used.)

HannahMarch 29, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Dramatic. Powerful. Simply beautiful.

Love it.

whitneyMarch 29, 2010 - 5:40 pm

love the focus on the lashes and great depth of field. i’m sure it looks amazing printed in metallic.

MonicaMarch 29, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Breathless….that is how I describe this shot…Love it!

Amy H.March 29, 2010 - 6:04 pm

Lovely, just simply a lovely shot. Good choice!

Holli TrueMarch 29, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Beautiful capture, Holly! I started with a 30D also and I loved that camera! So reliable! πŸ™‚ This is truly perfect!

ocean lotusMarch 29, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Gosh, i love this shot, it is so close and love the feeling it gives – can you what lens you used? very dramatic!!

LynnMarch 29, 2010 - 7:40 pm

I absolutely love this photo! Stunning!

mindyMarch 29, 2010 - 7:59 pm

Wow. Powerful portrait. I can see why you love it so much!

crystalMarch 29, 2010 - 8:11 pm

i love the angle on this shot. It looks amazing black and white.

michelleMarch 30, 2010 - 10:28 am

love it…. for some reason it makes me think of Prince William….lol

Jennifer RikkersMarch 30, 2010 - 11:12 am

This is powerful. Love this angle…very modern and the b&w is dramatic for sure!

NakiaMarch 30, 2010 - 11:22 am

Beautiful shot!

RoryDMarch 31, 2010 - 10:24 am

Those lashes!! This definitely says drama. I love it:)

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