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“black and white” was the prompt this week. i had several ideas that didn’t quite pan out and others that i just didn’t have the energy to execute at 3 p.m. on saturday. this was one of a few last-ditch efforts to have something for the week.

it’s funny. i thought this was going to be an easy assignment. take a good picture, turn it to black and white in photoshop, and voila!….not so. i took lots of pictures, but i couldn’t decide which one was THE one. this is where my type-a personality gets the best of me: too dark; too light; not enough contrast; too much contrast; not interesting enough, etc. arg! i’m still not sure if this is it. but, a decision had to be made and here it is. i will share some of the other contenders later this week.

as you can tell, i’ve taken all self portraits for this 52 week project so far. it’s not my plan to do that every week. that’s just the way it’s been turning out so far. i promise i won’t make you look at me every week of the year. i’m a little too self-conscious for that.

p.s. in case you were wondering. yes, i’m wearing my wedding dress. part of another idea that didn’t work out as planned. it was strange putting it on again. it’s been a while. while it is still so lovely, it didn’t have quite the same magical feel as my wedding day.  but, really, how could it?