MMC, Photography

MM23 – Monochrome Madness 23

Almost there, week 26 for Monochrome Madness, and I haven’t had much input into what we should do, so perhaps we will just go with the monochrome idea of taking a colour image that is basically monochrome, though if people want to do normal monochrome, I don’t mind that either, could be fun working out what is what.


I had a trip to Eildon yesterday, though more on that on the weekend, and we were trying to get one place and then we got totally lost and found this really cool spot.  It was on the edge of the lake and there were dead trees in the water everywhere. It was almost surreal.  I took a few photos and we tried to make sure we knew where we were in case we wanted to go back sometime.

sunflowerpetalsbw-webLaura Macky has sent her image for the week and if you would like to know more about she has done a post for it and you can find here, Sunflower Light – 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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  3. Fantastic post (again Leanne)! It’s late in the evening here now, so I’m ready for bed, but I saved my image as a draft and posted it now that you’ve published your post. I’ll look through and comment on other photos tomorrow or the day after.

  4. A great week with great pictures Leanne. Starting with yours and Laura’s! Gonna have a close look at the entrees tomorrow.

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  8. This week has the greatest number of posts that I really like – of course all are very good – the subject matter can be subjective – congratulations to all who are featured this week.

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  11. Another great set again this week and looks as though you’ve found a gem of a location. WordPress isn’t behaving today though, your post went AWOL from my reader and it hasn’t let me post any comments until now. As always thanks for your hard work for MMC :)

    • Yeah, I think WP have done something very crazy, it didn’t publish normally either, and the numbers are right down, so I wonder if people even got the email to say it had been published. I wish they would stop trying to fix things. I did find a great location, just hope we can find it again, LOL. Thanks Lisa.

  12. Gorgeous photos, everyone!! <3 I actually was able to get one in this week! Yay! Thanks for choosing which one, Leanne. I was leaning towards that one. lol

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  15. Thank you once again Leanne for allowing us to participate in such a great venue on your blog. All interesting photos and all so different. I’m beginning to recognize some styles without looking at the names first.

  16. Another fantastic post this week Leanne! I’ve noticed quite a few different names of blogs this week too so it’s good that so many people like to get involved! 😊

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  22. Loved most of the images but the ones that stood out for me were Laura Mackey’s and Six pixx (loved the expression on her face) also worth mentioning as a stand alone image was 9. First embrace. Each photo has its own merits and all I can add is you are all a very talented bunch

    • That sounds great, glad you enjoyed the post and I am sure those people will be happy to hear what you have said.

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  24. Another week of superior black and white photography, Leanne! so much talent!

  25. Everyone seems to put 110% effort into their Monochrome Madness shots Leanne !
    Great ideas here .

  26. Another outstanding collection. Seeing all these different artists at once makes for an interesting emotional and visual journey. These are truly fascinating galleries.

  27. Just found the monochrome post. I didn’t get an email about it, only about Thursdays. Will have a good look tomorrow but didn’t quite understand your comment. “perhaps we will just go with the monochrome idea of taking a colour image that is basically monochrome,” I was assuming it was about taking pictures with the camera set to ‘black & white’ like in the old days before colour photography. Am I wrong?

    • Yeah, I don’t think you alone about not getting an email, something very strange happened with I pressed publish, and it didn’t get put on any of my social media sites either, I don’t know what happened.
      Oh no, you can have your camera on colour and then convert to monochrome, that is what I do, the other reference is for MM26 which will be in a couple of weeks, the idea of doing some special and one of the suggestions was to find a scene that is almost monochrome naturally and take a photo, like taking a photo of an old newspaper, the only thing I can think of right now.
      Normally, you just do what you like, you can put your camera on that setting, or convert it in some editing software, I do the later.

      • Interesting what you say. I had thought the converting colour to monochrome would be cheating! but glad to know it isn’t. My dad taught me to see a scene in black and white but digital cameras make it all so much easier.

      • I think you will find most photographers these days shoot in colour and then convert on the computer, that way you have both, colour or black and white. I like having choices.

  28. I missed two weeks already… damn it… I am just too busy to really do anything. I hope I will be back soon (I don’t want to miss week 26 ;))

  29. Another great gallery Leanne. They just keep getting better and better. Congratulations to all the contributors and of course to you for making it possible each week :-)

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  31. sidetracked dis week, will be back next week :) till then i will go have a lewk see at others entries :) take care Q

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