black + white

anyone else participating in the seven days, seven black and white photos challenge? i participated in capturing a few everyday moments, but i couldn't resist going back over some of my favorite pics from near and far with the black and white filters. first a few, then pretty much all my major hits for the last year. we've had a pretty big 12-18 months, and reviewing the images in a different light (literally) adds so much drama, and makes them interesting to me all over again. 

to life re-filtered. in black + white.