Small boy, large eyes

@JudyEv (101183)
Bunbury, Australia
December 7, 2017 7:32pm CST
We’ve been invited to a friend’s house for Christmas Eve. We meet with them regularly and usually exchange a small gift at Christmas time. We are making them a calendar. We have photos of their grandchildren, their dogs and many of their garden as they live on 5 acres and most of it is planted with beautiful trees and plants including a great many rose-bushes. We have chosen the photos we want and Vince is now ordering the calendar online. The photo shows their very photogenic grandson which seems to have enormous eyes. Some photos come up really well in black-and-white, don’t you think?
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@JohnRoberts (41291)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Dec
Sometimes black and white is more effective than color.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
It is, isn't it? Vince is doing more and more black and white lately. Just transforming coloured photos and seeing how they turn out. Sometimes it is really effective.
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@BelleStarr (32148)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Dec
That is a wonderful photo and yes, all you see are his big gorgeous eyes. They are going to love the calendar.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
We are lucky that we have enough photos of some of the things they love.
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@1creekgirl (8807)
• United States
8 Dec
He is stunning. I know your friends will love their calendar.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
I hope so. We have photos of the three grandchildren and of their dogs as well as some of their beautiful flowers.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
8 Dec
What a wonderful gift that will be. We call them saucer eyes. Talking about special gifts wonder if this photo could be embossed on coffee mugs.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
I guess it could. We're including it in a calendar for our friends - but of course I told you that in the discussion didn't I? Duh.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
8 Dec
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@Morleyhunt (16800)
• Canada
8 Dec
That will be a lovely gift. The contrast in black and white can be stunning.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
Black and white really suits some photos. This I think is one of them.
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
8 Dec
A wonderful photo. Yes, some black and white photos do better that way.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
Vince is doing more and more like this now but it only suits some.
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@1hopefulman (20467)
• Canada
8 Dec
Yes, it is an amazing photo! That is a wonderful gift, a calendar with pictures that would be appreciated. I wonder if anybody close by does that? I'll have to look into it.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
We are using a local furniture and homewares firm but there are online places like Vistaprint and Snapfish which provide this service.
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@1hopefulman (20467)
• Canada
10 Dec
@JudyEv Thanks for sharing this idea!
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec
@1hopefulman You're welcome.
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@FayeHazel (11863)
• United States
8 Dec
Wow, I thought it was a painting at first
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
It's amazing what a software program can do. Here's the coloured one.
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@Ganma7 (2099)
10 Dec
@JudyEv he is such a doll
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
@Ganma7 He is a dear little boy.
@cahaya1983 (9728)
• Malaysia
10 Dec
The black-and-white effect sure makes the picture look dramatic, I love it! I really like your idea of giving them the calendar with those precious photos too.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
It is lucky that we have a lot of photos that relate to them. We've had plenty to choose from.
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@LoriAMoore (10162)
• United States
8 Dec
Oh wow, very photogenic eyes.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
They're huge, aren't they?
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@Shiva49 (9752)
• Singapore
8 Dec
Thoughtful gift. This photo will be cherished all his life. Enjoy the good time - siva
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
Thank you Siva. I'm sure his grandparents will love this photo.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Dec
Yes, black and white can be quite artful. This is wonderful photo of the child.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
It's turned out really nicely hasn't it?
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@hereandthere (24234)
• Philippines
8 Dec
i'm imagining how beautiful and peaceful their garden is. i have a relative who receives a calendar every year with their pictures on it made by a family fried. i took pictures of our dog and played with the black and white feature on my phone. it looked much better.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
It is a really lovely garden. There are various options but we needed 13 nice photos for this calendar. You can have them made with just one photo if you want to. And yes, black and white can be quite stunning.
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@TRBRocks420 (62426)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Dec
He does have very big eyes.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
They're like saucers. It's the first thing you notice in all his photos.
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
8 Dec
What a beautiful child!!! The calendar sounds like a very special gift.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
They are quite easy to get made but you need enough good photos if you want a photo for each month.
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@Ganma7 (2099)
8 Dec
What a beautiful child. Our youngest daughter who is 40 now does calendars for us and her two sisters & families of pictures taken through the year. I love ours and enjoy each month looking over good times and memories
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
There are not many families where we'd have enough photos but we visit this couple quite often and were lucky to take some photos of the grandchildren which we've been able to incorporate.
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@Ganma7 (2099)
10 Dec
@JudyEv That is wonderful and a lasting gift. They will love it
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
@Ganma7 Thanks. I think they will too.
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@Marty1 (26941)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Dec
I love the photo of this boy! I am sure your friends will love this calendar! are there more photos or is it a one photo calendar? Whatever way they are guaranteed to love it!
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
We had to have 13 photos for this calendar - one for each month and a calendar .We have photos of each grandchild, one of their dogs and others of their beautiful flowers. We could have chosen a one-photo calendar if we had wanted to.
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@Marty1 (26941)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Dec
@JudyEv I like that you chose the 13 as that makes it even more special as it shows, to me at least, that you took more time to do it! I am sure they will love it! Have you chosen all 13 pictures yet? Are the other pictures going to be black and white, too?
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
@Marty1 We have chosen the photos but only one is black and white. Here is the photo of their two little dogs - Ricky and Sammy.
@aureliah (3848)
8 Dec
Wow that is an amazing photo. I'm sure your friends will keep the calendar for a long time to come.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
I hope they like it but I'm also sure they will.
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@aureliah (3848)
10 Dec
@JudyEv Please update us if they like it
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
@aureliah Yes I'll be sure to do that.
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@yanzalong (8947)
• Indonesia
9 Dec
Yes, I think so.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
Black an white can look really good. This is actually sepia which is more of a brown colour.
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@yanzalong (8947)
• Indonesia
9 Dec
@JudyEv Yes, that's sepia. I love that color too.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
8 Dec
Oh my gosh what an adorable little boy. I always look better in black and white photos. I bet they will love that calendar. I made one for my parents one year for Christmas.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
I think they are a great idea. We make one several years running for my mother. We were able to put them on her bit of wall in the nursing home.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
9 Dec
@JudyEv great idea! Those rooms can be so drab and dreery.
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