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Monochrome Madness Week 4

25/ LAURA MACKY

We have had another great response for our Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.  It’s great receiving emails all week long as images come in for me to add to the list for today’s post.  Remember, anyone can send an image and we have decided that people who don’t have blogs or websites should submit if they want to.  Really, we just want to encourage everyone to try making black and white images.

We have some people who have submitted work before, and some new people.  If you want to submit an image for next week then the instructions and guidelines are at the end of the post.

LeanneCole-princespier-20140321-3376_HDR-2My image this week.  I took this last Friday when I was out with a friend and I knew pretty much knew as I was taking it that I was going to make it a black and white image.  I didn’t take it at a great time of the day, but I hope the final results show that it didn’t matter.  I did start with a HDR and then worked from there.   I didn’t use Silver Efex, I wanted to, but I am having trouble with my computer and windows at the moment, we might be experiencing irreconcilable differences.  My husband thinks it looks like a graveyard, interesting, I can understand that.

Laura has also sent me her black and white image, another great image.

25/ LAURA MACKY

Laura has written about her image in a post on her blog, LAURA MACKY, so please take a look there if you would like more information.  Though, I hope you do and I hope you visit lots of the blogs below as well.  We had more submissions this week, and, again, a lot of variety.  It just makes my mind boggle looking at the possibilities and what you can do with Black and White.  Don’t forget if you would like to participate in our challenge, the guidelines are at the end of the post.  Please enjoy some Monochrome Madness.

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be as small as it can be, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • You have until the following Tuesday morning to get your entries to me.  Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.

Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

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  1. Beautiful gallery!

    March 26, 2014
  2. Love them all… great work everyone

    March 26, 2014
  3. Gorgeous again. My favourites this week are #8 and #11. You should add a poll so we can vote for our favourite.

    March 26, 2014
    • Thanks Carol, it surprises me sometimes how many great images I get. I could do a poll but then I would be so disappointed to see how mine came last, haha.

      March 26, 2014
      • I don’t think that would happen but I guess it would disappoint some people. Maybe you should forget that idea and just leave this idea as it is – a lovely way for others to share their work on your amazing blog.

        ps just wait till you see Justin Beaver’s post tomorrow morning.

        March 26, 2014
      • I like that idea too Carol, it is good to just look and enjoy.
        I can’t wait, I will check it out.

        March 26, 2014
      • I hope you laugh as much reading it as I did writing it.

        March 26, 2014
      • I can’t wait now.

        March 26, 2014
  4. What a great gallery of photos again. Thanks Leanne.

    March 26, 2014
    • You’re welcome, it is a great gallery, I love seeing what I get and then how they all look together.

      March 26, 2014
  5. Beautiful monochrome images Leanne. My hat’s off to you for starting this challenge. I hope to submit one next week.

    My favorite (not that I’m partial or anything) is my dear friend Laura Macky’s flower arrangement. The contrast, depth, and overall feel is top-notch in my eyes. Bravo to her!

    Thanks for posting all of the beautifully creative images.

    March 26, 2014
    • That would be great.
      I am sure Laura will love that.
      YOu are welcome.

      March 26, 2014
  6. Great mono shots! I may be incorrect in my thought process, but I feel like your use of contrast is great. The different shades of gray really pop!

    Thank you for sharing!

    March 26, 2014
    • Thank you so much, we got some great submissions this week for the Monochrome madness challenge.

      March 26, 2014
  7. wow way kewl :)

    March 26, 2014
  8. Another set of beautiful images – I like that others are adding a warm or cool tone to their B&W images. I’ll be sure to check out the individual blogs. Thanks Leanne!

    March 26, 2014
    • It is interesting to see how everyone does their images, I would really like it if you did, thank you Robert.

      March 26, 2014
  9. leecleland #

    Fabulous images as usual, great to see what everyone is making with B&W. I can’t believe you are into week 4 – how time flies!

    March 26, 2014
    • Oh yes, it does at times. They are all great images, I love getting the emails to see what people have sent. Thanks Lee.

      March 26, 2014
  10. rkpowers #

    Another great group of shots. Thanks for giving this forum to share.

    March 26, 2014
    • It is another great group, including you. You are welcome, I realise it is something that my blog is good for, so I am happy to do it, I also love seeing what everyone does.

      March 26, 2014
  11. I love your photos, they’re so ethereal.

    March 26, 2014
    • Thank you, I think black and white does that, it is also great getting all the images from so many other people as well, really makes it a great post.

      March 26, 2014
  12. Al #

    They are awesome shots Leanne

    March 26, 2014
    • Thanks Al (is that your real name ;)), it is great having so many people submit images, I love seeing what comes in.

      March 26, 2014
  13. These are incredible!! I’m not at my computer but I can’t wait to view these tonight. It’s such wonderful diversity!

    March 26, 2014
    • I agree Laura, I love seeing what people send. I know I say this every week, but I think we are doing something wonderful.

      March 26, 2014
  14. Your image Leanne is stunning as usual. I can see the cemetery your husband speaks of. The sky and clouds surrounding this image are lovely too. I look forward to this post every week! In search of a new subject to turn into monochrome :)

    March 26, 2014
    • Thank you Carrie, I was happy with this one. It is a great one, I am always on the lookout for that photo that I will think will be great in B&W and I really love that other people are enjoying it as well. Thanks for your submissions Carrie, I really appreciate the effort, and your great images.

      March 26, 2014
  15. Another great set of mono images 😊

    March 26, 2014
    • Oh yes, Mark, we are getting some great image to see. Thanks

      March 26, 2014
  16. Great set of images Leanne, I really look forward to seeing the madness each week. The bar seems to be raised as the weeks go by. I must shoot something for next weeks :-)

    Eddie

    March 26, 2014
    • That is great to Ed, and that would be even better if you submitted an image. I love getting them. You have almost 7 years to get something to me.

      March 26, 2014
  17. They all are wonderful images and shots! Very inspiring. Thanks for running the challenge, Leanne. :)

    March 26, 2014
    • You are welcome Inge, I think it is a good thing to do in return for all the support I get. We got another great bunch of image, and you are right, they are very inspiring, always great to see what people submit, such a variety.

      March 26, 2014
  18. Another beautiful gallery of B&W. I think you and I will be competing for last place in that poll. :)

    March 26, 2014
    • I don’t think so, I know I would be a long way down, haha, I love the simplicity of your image, so don’t talk badly about it. Thank you for sending in an image, and I hope you will do it again. :)

      March 26, 2014
  19. Hi Leanne and thanks again for hosting another great week of MM :)
    What a fantastic challenge and each week is a real feast for the eyes…
    Such amazing work and beautiful images.

    March 26, 2014
    • You are welcome Robyn, I actually like doing this, it really pushes me.
      It is a feast for the eyes, so many great image. :)

      March 26, 2014
      • Yes!! :) Absolutely to both.

        March 26, 2014
      • :)

        March 26, 2014
      • Wanted to say too, how much I enjoyed your image. The composition is wonderful and yes I can see the graveyard too, although that wouldn’t be my first thought : P
        So much to see and ponder :) Wonderful!!

        March 26, 2014
      • Thank you Robyn, I really like that image, I was really proud of it.

        March 26, 2014
      • Its a great one :)

        March 27, 2014
      • :)

        March 27, 2014
  20. Awesome Leanne! Really fabulous images. This is so fun to see new work by so many every week! Thank you ever so much for including me and for doing this! A true inspiration! Blessings, Robyn

    March 26, 2014
    • I know just what you mean Robyn, it is fantastic, I love it. You are very welcome, anytime you want to send an image, do it. Thanks Robyn.

      March 26, 2014
  21. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    I see what you husband was saying about looking like a graveyard. What were those, stumps or posts? You can see it has a luxury liner to the left so it can’t be a graveyard. This is interesting. It does tend to get a person thinking more about the image and picking out details. :)

    March 26, 2014
    • They were part of a pier Jackie, they have taken the top bit off and left the stumps, no doubt they will rot and disappear one day. That is great to hear Jackie, one friend said it looked like the ship was about to sail into bad weather with those clouds. Thanks Jackie.

      March 26, 2014
  22. andypezzulo #

    Amazing shots! :)

    March 26, 2014
  23. I’m late…

    March 26, 2014
    • Late for what?

      March 26, 2014
      • For sending B&W photos

        March 26, 2014
      • No not at all, there is next Wednesday, email me one now and I can include it next week.

        March 26, 2014
      • Thank you for the explanation )) I’ll email.

        March 27, 2014
      • I believe you did too.

        March 27, 2014
  24. Absolutely stunning images Leanne and love the shot you took of the ship. The sepia effect looks great! :D ♥ Hugs ♥

    March 26, 2014
    • Thank you Sonel, we got some great images from people this week, actually we always seem to. Thanks for what you said about mine too. :)

      March 26, 2014
  25. I adore black and white photography. Some of my favorites are ones I took in b & w. The ones here are just lovely. The while of the lilies really pops.

    March 26, 2014
    • Thank you Renee, it is great having so many people send images for this MMC, perhaps you might send one too, the more the merrier, as the saying goes.

      March 27, 2014
  26. Great images once again

    March 26, 2014
    • Oh yes, another great bunch, thanks for yours as well.

      March 27, 2014
  27. Great work! Love this weekly challenge. :-)

    March 27, 2014
    • That is great to hear Jamie, looking forward to the next one. :)

      March 27, 2014
  28. Another fine group…appreciate getting to participate.
    kkeith

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you for participating, I hope you continue and yes, another fine group.

      March 27, 2014
  29. thank you so much for including me Leanne!! Damn, I didn’t fix the title of my piece!! I am of the type when all else fails read the instructions and remember to tidy up when you’re done etc etc. :D

    March 27, 2014
    • That is okay Cybel, I don’t think that matters too much, I don’t have titles for mine either, Thanks for submitting your images.

      March 27, 2014
  30. PS and all the photos were just beautiful!

    March 27, 2014
  31. Those are all so good! I LOVE your photo of the ship! So awesome!

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you Em, I was really happy with that, as soon as I took, I knew it was going to be my black and white image for MMC.
      They are all good, I love getting the images and seeing what people are sending.

      March 27, 2014
  32. the bar is rather high judging by the magnificent monos here

    March 27, 2014
    • We are getting some great images, I hope it isn’t putting people off from submitting. It is good to see how many people are doing great images out there.

      March 27, 2014
  33. What a wonderful idea, and such a nice way to meet like minded people. The pictures are lovely, and visiting the other blogs was a really nice experience. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, :-).

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you for sharing your experience with this post, that is exactly what it is meant to be about. It is also good for pushing up to do more black and white images.

      March 27, 2014
  34. Nice collection – your ferry image works well.

    March 27, 2014
  35. Love your work. A true inspiration.

    http://Www.ppfdigitalphotography.com

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you,
      I hope you don’t mind me saying, but I would prefer not to get the URL attached to your comment. I can’t decide if this is spam or an honest comment.

      March 29, 2014
      • Iam sorry. That is a link to my website. I am still new to this lol. I am in the process of my own business and I was wanting to get my name out there. Is there a way I can remove it from your post? If so I would be glad to remove it. If you have any tips or advice then please let me no.
        Kind regards
        Gavin

        March 29, 2014
      • It is a hard one Gavin, when you leave a comment, your name is a link, so if people want to go to your blog they will. People don’t tend to press links, that is my experience. Look at lots of blogs, get involved in the WP community is the best advice I can give you, though I am trying to run a business too, but the blog doesn’t really generate a lot of business. I hope that helps, I can remove it, but will leave it for now.

        March 29, 2014
      • Thank you for your kind advice.

        March 29, 2014
  36. Thanks for posting my photo. And all these great B&W’s. It’s a pleasure to visit all these wonderful photo-blogs!

    March 28, 2014
    • You are welcome Truels, thanks for submitting your wonderful images. I hope you will do it again. I think that is one of the best things about the challenge. :)

      March 28, 2014
  37. Reblogged this on Your-Foto.

    March 28, 2014
  38. Reblogged this on rebloggobbler.

    March 29, 2014
  39. What a pleasure that was!

    March 29, 2014
  40. Great shot. Congrats.

    March 30, 2014
  41. great images! I loved the one you took :) it has a feeling of mystery

    April 2, 2014
    • Thank you, and yes, great images from everyone. :)

      April 2, 2014
  42. Thank you for posting my picture. I absolutely love “There was a time.” Laura’s is another beautiful shot as well. There’s so much talent in the world! :)

    April 4, 2014
    • You are very well Marsha, thanks for submitting it. I could have put some of the others in, but I deleted all the emails, so please feel free to do it again. There is a lot of talent out there. :)

      April 4, 2014
      • I’ll take a look. The one I submitted and you posted looked great compared to my other ones, but compared to the ones you posted…. hmmm… not so much. I like the ones that have more contrast like the one Laura did. Or in the typewriter case, there was more detail up close and personal. The lightening was fantastic. I’ll check out some cloud pictures I just took. They might look perfect. :)

        April 4, 2014
      • I remember there was another image, an architectural one that was pretty good too, I might see if it is still the bin for my email.
        Yes, if you find something else, that would be great. It is a great challenge, I am certainly learning heaps from it. :)

        April 4, 2014
      • I agree, and people seem to love getting their work displayed on your site. I know I feel honored! :)

        April 4, 2014
      • I am happy to do it, it is nice to be able to host it, I think my blog is very good for that, it is nice to share it. :)

        April 4, 2014
  43. Here we have again an amazing gallery from very talent photographer, my pick this week has to be the leaf.

    April 4, 2014
    • They are amazing aren’t they, glad you enjoyed it Viveka.

      April 5, 2014
      • There is so many fantastic artist with a camera in their hand – and we all look at the world differently.

        April 5, 2014
      • Oh yes, we certainly do.

        April 5, 2014

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