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A few black and whites

September 14, 2011

I have 5 minutes of internet left and it’s letting me upload pictures this morning! =)

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  1. September 15, 2011 8:43 am

    Great shots! They look awesome in black and white too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. jenmarie33 permalink*
    September 15, 2011 10:10 am

    Thanks. I LOVE black and white photography… =)

  3. October 4, 2011 10:46 am

    These are gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. October 4, 2011 10:50 am

    Rome, what a great city and lovely shots!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 2:38 pm

      Yes it is a great city, I loved it! Thanks =)

  5. October 4, 2011 10:51 am

    Nice Pictures! Looks like fun

  6. October 4, 2011 10:52 am

    Love the skies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. October 4, 2011 10:53 am

    Stunning photos — I love the power of black-and-white images! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 2:57 pm

      Me too! I think black and white are my fave!

  8. October 4, 2011 11:03 am

    Amazing photos, I love B&W ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. October 4, 2011 11:07 am

    The sky in the background of these photos and the details of the buildings are great. Connie

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 2:39 pm

      I love how cloud formations can change a photo! I love shooting on partly cloudy days!

  10. October 4, 2011 11:12 am

    Lovely photos, I’m a huge fan of black and whites, too… btw,I love your header…. Enjoying the Journey .. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    my blog is called,

    The Joy is in the journey, not the destination. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 3:02 pm

      Thanks! I agree, too many people rush through life trying to get somewhere and don’t enjoy all the little things along the way that actually make up this journey we call life =)

  11. October 4, 2011 11:15 am


  12. October 4, 2011 11:16 am

    There is a reason why Rome is a popular, simply because it’s so beautiful.

  13. October 4, 2011 11:18 am

    Great photos,I love Rome such an amazing place.

  14. October 4, 2011 11:29 am

    Beautiful images! Makes me very excited for my trip to Rome in just over a week. Any suggestions for where to eat?

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 2:43 pm

      That’s awesome you get to go in a week, you will love it. I am trying to remember where we ate…Rome was the first stop on a 3 week trip and my brain is a little foggy on details right now, but kianys below says:I love Rome! Not sure, if itโ€™s still in business but try to see, if you have a chance to do dinner at โ€œLa frustaโ€ (the whip) โ€“ itโ€™s a small non-touristy place situated close to the vatican โ€“ itโ€™s amazing.
      Hope you have a great trip!

  15. October 4, 2011 11:29 am

    Beautiful shots. I love the bridge one.

  16. October 4, 2011 11:29 am

    Beautiful photography!

  17. October 4, 2011 11:43 am

    love the shot

  18. October 4, 2011 11:52 am

    Kudos to you for uploading such gorgeous photos with a limited internet connection. I too brave a dodgy internet connection to upload my posts, and sometimes it’s hair-raising!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 2:46 pm

      Thanks! It’s funny sometimes when I get back to the States to see the random, partial uploads that happened on my blog while overseas – posts I assumed never went up, and only parts of them did =). You just never know…

  19. October 4, 2011 12:12 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful; I love the way you catch the light, the reflection, the clouds, and they look gorgeous in black and white! Thanks for sharing them and congratulations on being freshly pressed!

  20. October 4, 2011 12:12 pm

    very nice snaps!

  21. October 4, 2011 12:17 pm

    Five minutes very well spent. These shots are absolutely beautiful.

  22. cheeryn permalink
    October 4, 2011 12:21 pm

    I love this pictures very good

  23. October 4, 2011 12:32 pm

    love the black and white collection. Keep up the good work!

  24. October 4, 2011 12:34 pm

    I really liked these pictures! Great work.

  25. October 4, 2011 12:38 pm

    The photos capture the majesty and beauty of how I remember visiting here. Good job!

  26. October 4, 2011 12:41 pm

    I recently captured sceneries in black and white as well in my most recent blog. I must say, it looks more dramatic and captivating than regular colored shots.

  27. October 4, 2011 12:43 pm

    I always want to try black and white

  28. October 4, 2011 12:50 pm

    amazing photos

  29. October 4, 2011 12:58 pm

    Oh how I dream of going to Rome! Great photos. The B&W gives them excellent mood!
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 2:49 pm

      Thanks! You should go sometime, it’s amazing! And black and white seems to work well with all the architecture over in Europe! I love it!

  30. October 4, 2011 1:16 pm

    Nice. I like the first one and the bridge shot best.

  31. October 4, 2011 1:25 pm

    Rome + Black and White Photos = phenomenal pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 2:50 pm

      Thanks! I’ve never been Fresh Pressed before so it was quite a surprise this morning! =)

  32. cynsglobe permalink
    October 4, 2011 1:29 pm

    Awesome! Reminds me of my trip to Rome this summer – I also have some pictures posted on my blog.

  33. October 4, 2011 1:30 pm

    I want to move to Rome!
    Any female single Italians, please contact me.

  34. October 4, 2011 1:35 pm

    I love Rome! Not sure, if it’s still in business but try to see, if you have a chance to do dinner at “La frusta” (the whip) – it’s a small non-touristy place situated close to the vatican – it’s amazing. Your pictures are gorgeous! They make me want to hop on a plane headed for la bella italia a.s.a.p. – thanks for sharing and congrats on making f.p. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 3:05 pm

      Thanks for the tip! I came home last weekend so I will have to try it next time =P But I passed along your tip to someone else!
      Thanks for the congrats too! =)

  35. October 4, 2011 1:40 pm

    Love the one with the bridge! The reflection is so beatiful.

  36. October 4, 2011 1:41 pm


  37. thereisjoyinthejourney permalink
    October 4, 2011 1:44 pm

    Stunning shots! Do you sell your images?

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 3:07 pm

      Thanks! I don’t have a website yet but am working on that and yes I do sell them. I can contact you if you are interested in one.

  38. October 4, 2011 1:50 pm

    Holy cow, these are GORGEOUS! You make me wanna go baaaack! Thanks so much for sharing these – you’ve helped me remember some priceless moments from my tour of Rome that I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. Thanks for that too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on FP!


    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 3:05 pm

      Thanks! I want to go back too! =P

  39. October 4, 2011 1:57 pm

    Black and white works very well for this series. Great skies

  40. Light fisher permalink
    October 4, 2011 2:05 pm

    Nice pictures!! Thanks for the sensibility!

  41. October 4, 2011 2:20 pm

    Hello, your photos are stunning. I’m a big photography buff myself and my boyfriend is an artist. I’m really new at this wordpress thing, don’t let my boyfriend’s gravatar fool you. LOL
    I’m not sure how to change it to my own photo yet, or at least just add mine. I’m still exploring, but man, I have to admit I’m jealous of your travels! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 3:10 pm

      After I finished grad school I celebrated by going to Great Britain and haven’t been able to stop traveling since! =) (An expensive addiction =P )

  42. October 4, 2011 2:28 pm

    Great Adventures portrayed over your nice

  43. October 4, 2011 2:52 pm

    great shots! they make my eyes happy. and make me itch for a vacation abroad. thanks for sharing!

  44. October 4, 2011 2:54 pm

    Great photos! I especially like the second one .

  45. jenmarie33 permalink*
    October 4, 2011 3:08 pm

    Thanks, everyone! I had such a great time over there!

  46. October 4, 2011 3:10 pm

    great shots…the bridge image is the best one though

  47. Fox permalink
    October 4, 2011 3:17 pm

    Very nice! I particularly enjoy your watermark, since that’s something that I struggle with. Very elegant.


  48. October 4, 2011 3:28 pm

    Superb!!! Get the feeling the creatures that build these structures might have reached a higher plane than ourselves?

  49. October 4, 2011 3:58 pm

    I love black and white shots!

  50. October 4, 2011 4:44 pm

    these are all great!

  51. October 4, 2011 4:56 pm

    Wow great photos! Thanks for sharing!

  52. October 4, 2011 5:06 pm

    Great pics! I loved Rome when I visited there! Inspired to return ๐Ÿ˜‰

  53. October 4, 2011 5:26 pm

    Those are beautiful! Great job and thanks for sharing.

  54. October 4, 2011 5:44 pm

    Stylised. Very nice.

  55. October 4, 2011 5:54 pm

    Nice shots! I wish someday I could go to Rome and take my own shots there.

  56. christine permalink
    October 4, 2011 6:21 pm

    Fantastic photos! I was just there last month…your photos bring back so many wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing!

  57. Cheryl Dunlop permalink
    October 4, 2011 6:38 pm

    Congratulations, Jen! They’re lovely, and I’m proud of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. October 4, 2011 7:56 pm

    B&W shots are my favourite! and everything has been captured beautifully..

  59. October 4, 2011 8:02 pm

    Black and white pictures are so classic. I’ve always wanted to try photography but I’m not that great at.

    sn: help me get started..i’m really new to this

  60. October 4, 2011 8:50 pm

    Class. I love these pictures. Thanks for posting these. They’re inspiring! Cheers.

  61. October 4, 2011 8:56 pm

    Great shots! your use of natural light and negative space is fabulous!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:37 am

      Thanks, I try =)

  62. October 4, 2011 9:23 pm

    Nice pics!

  63. October 4, 2011 9:28 pm

    These photos are great!

  64. joahnadiyosa permalink
    October 4, 2011 10:05 pm

    gorgeous snaps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. October 4, 2011 10:12 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love Rome and these pictures are gorgeous!

  66. October 4, 2011 10:31 pm

    amazing photos!!! black and white all the way

  67. October 4, 2011 11:45 pm

    nice shots! really..

  68. October 5, 2011 12:33 am

    and just 5 minutes?
    hi, would you mind to follow me if i follow you?

  69. October 5, 2011 12:41 am

    Great looking photos and an interesting site. Will certainly come back when I’ve time to browse (somebody keeps stealing my time!)

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:37 am

      Thank you! Come back anytime =)

  70. October 5, 2011 12:45 am

    Wow! Nice pics and blog. Keep up the good work.

  71. October 5, 2011 1:43 am

    monochrome can never fail!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    congratulations on being freshly pressed!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:20 am

      I agree!
      Thank you =)

  72. October 5, 2011 2:05 am

    Black and white works very well for this series. Great skies

  73. October 5, 2011 2:38 am

    I think a black and white photograph brings out the soul of the picture! Amazing pictures you’ve taken. The 2nd one is my fav ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. October 5, 2011 3:10 am

    Great pics, brava!

    greetings from Italy

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:12 am

      Thanks! I love Italy =)

  75. October 5, 2011 4:08 am

    Nice photos. The ancient city of Rome is paradise for taking pictures.

  76. October 5, 2011 4:53 am

    Black and White combination is very Good.

  77. erhu ianyce permalink
    October 5, 2011 4:58 am

    fascinating shots..

  78. October 5, 2011 5:11 am

    fantastic photographs!

  79. October 5, 2011 5:19 am

    Stunning photos of Rome! You have a great eye!

  80. thoraaron permalink
    October 5, 2011 5:38 am

    Classic photos, they remind me of when i used to shoot black and white film.

    not for tourists:

  81. October 5, 2011 5:48 am

    Nice Pics B&W are some of my all time Fav’s

    Kudos’ to you

  82. October 5, 2011 6:41 am

    One of the greatest cities to photograph! And to do it in black and white adds even more allure and grandeur to Roma. Great shots.

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:19 am

      Thanks! It is a fantastic city!

  83. Michelle of Chellbellz permalink
    October 5, 2011 6:42 am

    I wish i had taken a day in Rome to get more pictures!! Hopefully I can go back one day!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:18 am

      I wish I’d had more time too. It was my first visit so I was trying to also do all the “touristy” things and see all the sites…I’d love to go back and just spend time photographing it! It’s a beautiful city!

  84. October 5, 2011 6:52 am

    Rome looks great in black and white!

  85. October 5, 2011 7:15 am

    Wow – loved the last picture (of the water fountain). Where were you when these were taken? (Europe?)

    Beautiful! Black and white always owns.

    Aun Aqui

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:13 am

      Three of the four were in or around Vatican City and then of course the Colosseum in Rome =)

  86. October 5, 2011 7:25 am

    Where did all the people go? Very nice photos, love the sky.

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:14 am

      They all arrived shortly after I took these and boy did they all come! =)

  87. October 5, 2011 7:25 am

    Gorgeous. I love the lighting, even though the pictures are in black and white.

  88. October 5, 2011 7:51 am

    Very nice pictures! I especially like the one of the Coliseum, and of the bridge and its reflection ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love taking B&W pictures, I love all the textures and hues you can show!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:15 am

      Thanks! Yes, I love B&W too! I especially love what it does to the clouds!

  89. October 5, 2011 8:02 am

    Great black and whites. I have to say though that the clouds in the first picture make me want to see it in color.

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 8:17 am

      Thanks! It does look good in color too, but I think I like the B&W better.

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  91. kyleericson permalink
    October 5, 2011 8:43 am

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  92. October 5, 2011 9:01 am

    Just got back from Rome! It was amazing! So hot though but a nice change from the freezing weather here in Sweden! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great pictures and congrats on getting Freshly Pressed!

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      October 5, 2011 9:15 am

      I was surprised at how hot it was when we were there! I had figured mid-September would be perfect! =)
      Ahhh Sweden! Another place on my “must see” list. Someday =)

  93. letscriticize permalink
    October 5, 2011 9:08 am

    Im not into photography, but i can say that you really took a nice picture ever. You just don’t have a great eye but a great skills.

    check it out:

  94. October 5, 2011 9:27 am

    I still use black and white myself on occasion, especially for structures. To me it works well. Great shots.

  95. October 5, 2011 9:43 am

    You’re a great photographer, capturing such details in your photos. There’s something about black and white photos that catch my eyes. The pictures look at peace, jolting me with nostalgia.

    Best wishes with your travels:)

  96. jenmarie33 permalink*
    October 5, 2011 11:19 am

    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments =)

  97. October 5, 2011 7:26 pm

    Love the one of the Colosseum, very nice!

  98. October 6, 2011 7:35 am

    Rome is beautiful and you have done a wonderful job of making me miss the city, great photos,

  99. October 6, 2011 7:45 am

    Beautiful photos. Congrats.

  100. October 6, 2011 10:11 am

    Dear Jen, there is nothing as moddy as a B&W shot. I remember when colour was unusual and expensive. ah the 60’s”_

  101. October 7, 2011 9:59 am

    Stunning Photos!! Love them!

  102. October 9, 2011 11:43 pm

    great set !

  103. Ayush Chhajed permalink
    October 14, 2011 11:33 pm

    nice shots!:)

  104. October 18, 2011 12:53 pm

    it’s nice to see how much loved is my wonderful city!
    Good pictures!

  105. October 26, 2011 12:43 pm

    great photos. i was just there a few weeks ago….

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