52 Weeks of Us

52 of Me: Fifteen

Looking back through the past few weeks of self-portraits, I’ve realised that I’ve done black and white A LOT.  I do love black and white, its simplicity, how it removes distractions, leaving you just to focus on the lines, shapes, and light.  And with so many images today over processed in Photoshop, black and white remains timeless, not trendy.

But maybe the black and white has also been a reflection of life lately, its starkness indicative of the miserable dreary winter that wouldn’t end.  Maybe subconsciously I just haven’t been able to see in color the past few weeks.

Today though, today, I went for a run in shorts.  Shorts!  Two days ago I was feeling so optimistic that I cleaned off the deck and retrieved the outdoor furniture from hibernation, all while wearing capri pants and flip-flops. The flip-flops were admittedly a stretch though.

So this week, color, lots of lovely spring color. The seasons are turning (finally) and I can see in color again!

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  • Reply Maxine April 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Hi Katherine,
    Only yesterday I was inspired to start a project ….I thought about selfies and took my first. Then I found your blog (linked from Bella) and have decided to have a go. Thanks for your inspiration, your pictures are just lovely. I love this one and the Audrey Hepburn one.
    Thanks fr sharing,
    Maxine at MAXIPIX

    • Reply Katherine Lightner May 8, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Maxine – so glad you found me and glad you found some inspiration. Definitely give the selfies a try. The process has been teaching me so much not just about photography but about myself.

  • Reply Mom April 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Such an incredible pix! Well done! Beautiful & my favorite color!

  • Reply Karen April 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Beautiful composition – and the color promises spring and sun!

  • Reply Jules April 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    So nice. I love purple…. found you through Bella’s Project 52.

    • Reply Katherine Lightner May 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much Jules. Love me some purple as well, obviously.

  • Reply Nancy April 22, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Katherine, I have been watching Masterpiece Classics, Mr. Selfridge. It struck me tonight that Mrs. Selfridge looks just like you! Check it out and see if you don’t see the similarity. Love your purple photo. Love tulips too, but sadly, they don’t last too long.

    • Reply Katherine Lightner May 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Goodness, I see a bit of similarity. Will definitely take that as a huge compliment!

  • Reply michelle gd April 23, 2013 at 12:56 am

    oh, katherine, i adore this image…so beautiful.
    (and hooray for flip flops, shorts, and outdoor furniture)

    • Reply Katherine Lightner May 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Michelle. I have been so ready to embrace Spring. Sunshine and warm weather very much soothing my soul.

  • Reply alwaysbobswife April 24, 2013 at 2:19 am

    purple and beautiful!

  • Reply Philippa April 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    That’s a beautiful picture!! Hurray for spring and tulips.

    • Reply Katherine Lightner May 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks Phil! Can’t wait to read about Bologna!

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