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Monochrome Madness Week 21

As someone pointed out the other day we have been doing this for almost six months, maybe when we get to week 26 we should think of something special.  So if you have any ideas let me know. It is time for another week of Monochrome Madness, I hope you enjoy all the entries this week. banyule-flats-fog-morning-monochrome

For those of you who follow my blog, especially my Weekend Wanderings posts will know that I have been upset with the weather here, but I am so happy that I finally got a change to photograph some foggy scenes.  We have had a few mornings of fog, but I haven’t been able to get out, but this is about the 5th or 6th morning, so we haven’t had many.  I went all over the place, well to a few places that I thought would be good for fog.  This is one I took of Banyule Flats.  I really like the isolated, or desolate look (thanks for the word Jackie).  I thought this would be a great entry for today. For the link today I am sending you to my other blog where I did a post on the weekend, and I have put all the photos that I have done for MM, it was nice seeing them altogether, all 21 of them.


Laura Macky has done something completely different and sent a portrait.  If you want to find out more information on the portrait then please visit her blog post Birthday Boy in B&W – Monochrome Madness.

Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any comments.  

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
  • The image size should be as small as it can be, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • If you need more help with sending images, and get confused about time zones, etc, well, there is a great website called The World Clock, if you go to that and look at Melbourne time, if it’s before 6pm on Tuesday evening, then you can still send me images.  If it’s after that time, you can send me an image, but it will be set aside for the following week.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it. 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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  2. Wow what a great week! It is indeed amazing that it’s almost been half a year since this was started. I just scanned the photos real quick and will look at them more in depth later today and make comments. Thanks once again for leading us with this fantastic challenge! OH….and before I forget…desolate is the perfect word. Love the image Leanne. I’ve always liked foggy days.

    • You’re welcome Laura, Thank you, I like the word desolate for it as well. I love them too, coming back from the coast last night we had to be careful as the fog was so think down there.
      We have to come up with something for the 6 months of MM.

      • Oh yeah…6 months. It’d be fun if we could have a contest for all the images. Like a poll…maybe you and I not participating? Just a thought.

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  4. Some great entries again this week! Love your fog photo Leanne, love the eeriness of it. The tree looks very striking against the fog.

  5. wow so many good shots this week,,, Quarksire will be back next week ! Take Care Allz !!!! Q

  6. All I can say is WOW, just when you think that it doesn’t get any better, it does. Just goes to show how powerful B/W can be in portraying an emotion or feeling. Each and every image tells a different and unique story. So glad to have been a part of this challenge. Well done to each and every contributor, :-)

    • That’s so true Ed, it is always fantastic to see all the images each week.
      That is wonderful Ed, and it is good that people like you want to be part of it, it would be as successful if people didn’t contribute. Thanks Ed. :)

  7. Gorgeous B&Ws, Leanne, every single one! We are most grateful that you included our photo among these beautiful examples of the amazing drama of B&W art (including your photo which has a wonderful ‘Beware all who enter here’ feel). Thanks so very much! ♥

    • You are very welcome, I do accept images from everyone, I don’t like leaving people out, not something I have ever been able to do. Thank you for what you said about my image too, I like that.


  9. Cant wait to check out all the images today.
    Am experiencing internet troubles with basic login.. So cant see anything yet :P
    Thanks again for all you do Leanne.
    Will check in to view as soon as Im able :) Hope its very soon!

    • That doesn’t sound good Robyn, I hope you can get it fixed soon.
      You’re welcome, as I’ve said so many times, I do enjoy this, I can’t believe how much black and white I am doing these days.
      Catchya soon. :D

      • Certainly not handy, especially when you ‘need’ to get to MMC :-) Replying on my phone but same provider. I will get here one way or another :-P
        I’m enjoying it too. We all are. B&W is definitely a favourite!

  10. Another stunning collection this week Leanne. Thankyou for including my humble offering.

    • You’re welcome Suz, always happy to accept your images, love it that you send them early too. Thank you.
      Yes, another get collection, it is always so different.

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  12. Love the images this week. The portraits are fantastic, and the quality of the use of contrast and lighting is just superb.

  13. WanderingVagrant says

    What a fantastic collection! Each piece is stunning! I am honoured to be among all of them. Thank you for taking the time to do these posts each week Leanne. :)

    • It is a fantastic collection and thank you for being part of it. No thanks needed really, it is something that has been wonderful for me as well. :)

  14. Another fantastic week with so many great photos. I have come away with awe of quite a few of the shots which were breathtaking. Everyone is so creative.

    • One of the things I find quite good about this challenge is how it makes me realise the possibilities and I can get so much inspiration from looking at these photos. I am so glad you have had a similar experience Kaz.

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  16. How about images out of the old dusty film collections people have? Just a thought–it shows some of the changes wrought by technology and might provoke a lively discussion. I love your monochrome days. They distill form and value down to their very essence, and it takes more attention and not less to do it right.

    • Sounds like a good idea, but I think there are lots of people here who never did film. I have lots of it.
      That is great to hear, it is always great to hear how many people love this post each week.

  17. Thank you for liking “America’s Ancient Past: Part 2.” This is another great “Monochrome Madness” post. I do not know how many more different ways to say “wow”! :) To me, most of the photos have an air of mystery about them that holds my attention.

    • You’re welcome, it is another great week for images. I like that idea that most of them have an air of mystery. Thank you.

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  19. So many amazing pictures, again this week! This series seems only to get better as it ages :)

  20. Leanne, your fog offering should be in M-W for ‘desolate’ :) What a great group of photos again everyone. I really enjoy looking at other perspectives. I always learn here!

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  22. The images in this week’s MM are amazing! Can’t check them all in detail now, have to get back to them, with a good cup of tea… but they look amazing! Leanne, you are really bringing the best out in all of us – thank you!

    • I think everyone is enjoying the images this week, it is great to see. A cup of tea sounds good, or maybe a coffee. Thank you Anica, that is wonderful, it is really inspirational seeing all the images together like this. so many ideas, so many perspectives and processes, fantastic.

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  26. digitalpixelita says

    Great pictures! I love what you and everyone else has done…

  27. again a great collection! How about getting “color” shots of things that are Black and White for week 26? ;)

    • It certainly is, not sure about that, how would it work, are you thinking having two photos each.

      • No it was more like still having b&w pictures but without converting them to black and white… so for example if you take a picture of a chess board it is black ant white already… but you can have some slight color in it. So my idea was that everyone is looking for a black and white subject and submitting a shot form it without converting it… But yeah I am not sure if that is a good idea ;)

      • It would be like a themed post, we would have a theme instead of everyone just submitting what they liked. It could be interesting. I’ve shied away from themes, there are so many, but it might be okay for one week.

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  29. the range of classic and unusual subjects shows just how monochrome brings out even more creativity in us – and souldful moodiness judging by your shot :)

    • I wouldn’t have agreed with you about 6 months ago, but I do see that each week now, it is so true. Thank you Laura.

  30. As always, the collection is beautiful and inspiring. There are so many talented photographers out there.

    • Glad you enjoyed it Colline, and I agree, there are lots of great and talented photographers out there. :)

  31. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says

    You all are so talented… it takes my breath away. Lovely, all of them. <3

  32. These are ALL so fabulous you guys! I wanted to comment on each, but my MAC is acting up and I’d be here till Christmas! Love your too Leanne… it reminds me of some of the flooded areas I’ve see… I do love the Black and whites! <3

    • It certainly is, I find it inspiring too, so I am glad that others do as well. Thank you for those lovely words.

  33. Like your desolate, foggy image. I’ve always found fog a tricky one to take a good picture of. Have you found it hard, easy, or somewhere in between?

    • I am finding the same David, it seems hard to get that foggy appearance. I will have to experiment more the next time I go out, I have some ideas, hopefully we will get more fog. Thanks David.

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  35. Desolate fits perfectly Leanne . It’s just a tree stood in some water some might think … ah but no … I have to say it evokes more than that description …. the monochrome is so right for this one .
    Who but photographers would be looking forward to fog :-D
    Need to check out some of these other lovely pictures now !

    • Thank you Poppytump, it was one of those images that really was already monochrome, not quite but it had almost not colour.
      I know, I was so excited about the fog, it was great.
      Thanks again, I hope you enjoy the gallery. :)

    • These aren’t all my images Emma, only one is mine, this is a challenge where people send me their monochrome images and I put them into a post. They look great all together, don’t you think?

  36. Great collection of photos, Leanne! Thanks for including my photo in the post! They each really do tell a story of their own, but as a whole, it’s a really powerful collection of photos!

    • You’re welcome, anytime, people are already sending images in for next weeks. I think you are right, they do look great all together.

  37. Thank you so much for including my image! I’m stunned by the quality of the photographs and really admire your continuing dedication to this challenge. It really forces people to reinvent their boundaries.

    • Thank you, I don’t recognise your blog name though, did you do one under a different name?

      • Sorry, that blog is a bit outdated! I haven’t got around to doing my profile properly yet. My current blog is Somewhere Up A Tree.

      • Oh, that is what confused me, I didn’t remember the name, and didn’t understand what you were saying, LOL
        I am glad you enjoyed being part of it and any time you want to do it, just send a photo.

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  41. There are some amazing images in here, Leanne. I’m simply going to have to hop in and say hi on a couple :)

  42. so many wonderful images again this week! I ran out of words!! thanks for all your hard work to bring these images to us

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