7-Day B&W Challenge: Day Three

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Linda at Living with my Ancestors invited me to join this challenge. Here are the rules:

• Post a B & W photo for 7 days.
• 7 black and white photos of your life.
• No people.
• No explanation.
• Challenge someone new each day.

I would like to invite anyone who is interested in participating to do so. I would like to specifically invite Joseph from Lillie-Put with the understanding that there is no obligation to participate!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Thanks, Dad

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We hear a lot about the love mothers have for their children, but not much about fathers. In entertainment, fathers are usually portrayed as bumbling, abusive, or absent.

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But I’ve had the honor of knowing many amazing fathers throughout my life, from my own father to my husband to nephews as they begin their own families.

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In America, we are starting a month of thankfulness leading up to Thanksgiving, so this week’s challenge is dedicated to the wonderful men who work hard and love deeply. Who put their families first.

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My father passed away three years ago, and I miss him everyday. So thanks, Dad. You are one of the main reasons I’m the person I am today. I love you, Papa.

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IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE OR…) HONORING THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography. Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

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I admire my mother. The last couple of years have been very tough, but she has more than weathered the storm. She has shone and been a light for her children during difficulties. She has shown us what it truly means to be a devoted spouse and partner, and she has kept her kindness and positivity through it all. I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day this week.

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration.

I realized after I published this that it works for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Facial Features challenge for this week as well.

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

When my father passed away in November 2014, my parents had been married for 55 years. It was the only marriage for each, and they had complete fidelity for each other. When my father-in-law passed away, my husband’s parents were just shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. They also were only married to each other and completely faithful. What amazing examples.

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For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Love of a parent

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I think my favorite type of portrait photography is taking almost candid shots of parents with their children. You can feel love in every look and touch. And there is not much that’s as sweet as a mother with her newborn baby. I had the opportunity to take newborn photos of Baby O and also snagged a couple of pictures of him with his lovely mama before the “official” shoot started. You can sense the care and gentle love in her hand as she cradles his head. And how sweet is her slight smile as she rocks her baby?

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT DEPICTS THE LOVE OF A PARENT FOR A CHILD.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Sunday Stills: Flashback

I started taking photographs when I was in elementary school. Many of the images are stored away at my parents’ home, and I don’t have access to a decent scanner to transfer them to digital format, so instead my flashback is of a place I have been going my whole life with the people who I’ve gone there with my whole life: my parents.

At the cabin with Mom and Dad

Sunday Stills: Flashback