The first photo was just a nice long shadow that I liked. I decided to change the image into black and white to work my magic on the contrasts and exposure.
These two kids were riding back and forth on the main street while I was walking around. They must have passed me at least ten times, so I finally decided to take a few shots of them and of course, the hams that they were, they started waving at me! They live down the block from us and I see them everyday.
This tree is not far from my house. I felt like the leaves were a canopy, yet felt like lacy against the sky. I like the image better in black and white than in color.