Artists Inspired Blog Circle – Black

Black 

It’s mid-April, and to be honest, the idea of capturing “black” this month seemed ironic. Or, is it? 

We all think of the pretty pastels of Easter and the bright colored blooms of Spring during this time. But today, on Good Friday, I thought I’d also mention that out of the darkest day on Earth has come the most vibrant and beautiful, and purest forms of love. Now, not to be too emotional about this, but wow. Just to think of the contrast of that moment, from darkest, sunless, colorless moment on Earth has sprung life everlasting.

So, in choosing images this month, I chose to find images that had that stark contrast of black and dark vs. light and bright. In my style of photography, can be found fairly frequently, as the play of shadow and light is one of my favorite things to capture in an image, regardless of what it is I’m capturing. I also threw in a couple black and whites because they are from recent months, and, in my mind anyways, they highlight that emotion and moment of the image. 

Silhouettes are among my favorite, favorite, favorite things to capture, and thankfully my little apprentice captured this beautifully this past weekend, as I’ve always wanted a good one of my husband and myself! 

 

Next up in our Artists Inspired Blog Circle is the talented Nikki Smith of Nikki Smith photographer/storyteller (Facebook page).
Click here to see Nikki’s take on this month’s theme – I assure you that you’ll love it…she’s one of my favorites to follow!

The Artists Inspired Blog Circle is made up of an exceptionally talented group of photographers from all walks of life, from all over the world. They are wives, mothers, friends, daughters and visual storytellers who draw from their own experiences to create art that is inspiring, unique, beautiful and thought-provoking.

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7 thoughts on “Artists Inspired Blog Circle – Black

  • April 17, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    Love all these images Shelby! Great job! I espically love the silhouette!

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  • April 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm
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    I love the depth and emotion you shared in these gorgeous images, Shelby. <3

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  • April 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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    Wow, these are such wonderful captures.

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  • April 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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    I love your thought process and the way you have chosen to share light and dark images. They are all beautiful.

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    • April 24, 2017 at 10:20 am
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      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Sharleen! I always have a hard time coming up with what I want to focus on, but I’m thankful that you enjoy it and my thoughts going in to it!

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  • April 17, 2017 at 9:57 pm
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    Beautiful images Shelby!

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