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MM24 – Monochrome Madness 24

49/ Laura Macky

This week has gone so fast and I don’t know where the time has gone and it seems it is time for Monochrome Madness again.  The weeks are slipping by and we are up to Week 24 already and we will be half way through a year soon.  We have lots of people who do this each week, and some new people as well.  I hope you will make the new people feel welcome.  On with this madness.

Please, please remember to resize your images.  It does take quite a bit of time to do this post and it takes even longer if I have to spend time resizing images because people submitting haven’t.  This week has been incredibly bad for it and I’ve had to do it to about a third of the images.  That is too many.  If you don’t know how to do it then please ask.  I have to resize and put the smallest images possible on here or I will run out of my allotted space on WordPress,  I would prefer not to have to pay money for more.  Thanks.

abstract-elephant-zoo-melbourne-monochromeI thought I might try something different this week.  I was at the Melbourne Zoo on Sunday for a Social Snappers Excursion and I was taking photos with the 150-500mm lens and when we got to the elephants, I thought it might be good to do some more abstract style images.  So I tried zooming right in on the front of the elephants and tried to do more abstract images with them.  I don’t know if they are abstract or not, all I see is the elephant, so you might have to decide that.

davewater-webLaura Macky has sent this image in for MM24 and if you want to find out more, go to Laura’s blog.

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 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.
  • 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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  1. well darn it i missed by hours i assume… so oh well has been a busy week Q take care.. awesome stuff Q lol still the 12th here .. :)

    http://quarksire.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/monochrome-madness-8-12-2012/

    August 13, 2014
    • I think so, but you could always send one now for next week.

      August 13, 2014
  2. Another wonderful selection of images, Leanne. I get so much inspiration from them all.

    August 13, 2014
    • That’s wonderful Liz, it is always great seeing the variety of images and what you can do in monochrome.

      August 13, 2014
  3. The range of monochrome images here is absolutely extraordinary! Very impressed.

    August 13, 2014
    • They are Reggie, so amazing, hope you’ve found lots of inspiration.

      August 13, 2014
  4. Once again an amazing Monochrome Madness post. Thank you Leanne (and Laura). I posted a tutorial for my entry in the blog. http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/monochrome-stromsfoss/

    August 13, 2014
  5. Well done everyone. :-)

    August 13, 2014
  6. Amy #

    What a gallery! Thank you so much for hosting the MM. Love it :)

    August 13, 2014
  7. I try to never miss this post, Leanne. I love the monochrome images and aspire to make more of them myself. Eyes to Heart and One Day at a Time make some consistent favourites, as well as yourself and Laura. Thank you for all the work you put into this and your other posts.

    August 13, 2014
    • That is wonderful to hear, and I love them too, I can’t believe how many Monochrome images I am doing now as well. Thank you so much, you will have to start sending your own images in Ardy, I bet you would get some cracker images where you are? You’re welcome.

      August 13, 2014
  8. leecleland #

    This week’s Monochrome Madness is the best yet. Found a few new blogs I MUST follow. Thank you for all your time and patience putting this together, Leanne. It must be like an unruly child at times trying to pull it all together.

    August 13, 2014
    • That is wonderful Lee, and I’m sure those people will be so happy too. YOu’re welcome Lee, I love this challenge, and I wouldn’t want to stop doing it. It can be, but I have found quite a good work flow with it, so as long as nothing disrupts that, then it is good.

      August 13, 2014
  9. Nice set once again. Thanks for hosting Leanne

    August 13, 2014
  10. This is a great post always. I would like to submit a black and white to your next Monochrome Madness, if I may.

    August 13, 2014
    • Of course you can Cate, just send it in an email. Would love to have you on board.

      August 13, 2014
  11. Morning Miss Leanne. Had to check in and be amazed. Such awesome talent out there in the big wide world.

    August 13, 2014
    • Morning Miss Suz. That is wonderful, hope everything is going well. There is isn’t there, I’m always blown away.

      August 13, 2014
      • Home again now Miss Leanne and attempting catch up. lol

        August 18, 2014
      • I feel like I should say jiggy jig, haha. I got your email and will respond soon. Nice having you back here.

        August 18, 2014
      • Got your reply. Will get to it today. Promise <3

        August 19, 2014
      • <3

        August 19, 2014
  12. Morning! :D
    Another great week and yes I agree… Something I look forward to every week.
    Nice work everyone and a warm welcome to our new participants.
    Thanks heaps Leanne for all you do!

    August 13, 2014
    • Good morning to you too :D
      That is wonderful to hear Robyn, I do too.
      You’re welcome. :D

      August 13, 2014
  13. Hi Leanne! What an honor to be included in your MM feature and alongside these other artists. As always, I’ve found some new great blogs to follow because of the opportunity to discover their work through you. It is a very kind gift you give to everyone.
    With gratitude, Shari

    August 13, 2014
    • You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy it. That is wonderful that you have found new blogs to follow, it is nice how everyone connects through here, did I tell you to check your image for comments in the gallery Shari, people are leaving comments under the images.

      August 13, 2014
      • Oh, I see.. thank you…I did not quite understand that part and was just reading the comments here under your blog post. I will check it out. Thank you!

        August 13, 2014
      • That’s okay a few people forget to look there.

        August 13, 2014
  14. It’s amazing how small in file size you can make a photo, and have it still render just fine. Saves so much server space!

    August 13, 2014
    • That is so true John, and the space it saves is amazing.

      August 13, 2014
  15. Many amazing images again! But I have to confess I totally fell in love with the elephant!

    August 13, 2014
  16. Has been a crazy busy day but wonderful images from everyone AGAIN!! Such a great regular post – thanks to you for your hard work and to all the people who make the effort to participate and/or view :)

    August 13, 2014
    • Glad you were able to get some time to take a look Lisa, busy days can be good, but also horrible. You’re welcome, it is great to see how many people enjoy it. :)

      August 13, 2014
  17. Such great photos!
    As for the elephant – You did a fine job with your pov on it!

    August 13, 2014
  18. Such gorgeous entries Leanne but oh, your elephant took my heart. Breathtaking! :D

    August 14, 2014
  19. These are great! My favorites are the runner between the two buildings and the barn/man/horse one, but the are all good.

    I think mine must have been lost in the mail. That is okay, though! I love looking at these and it has gotten me to try monochrome.

    August 14, 2014
    • That’s great Nia, they are great.
      I didn’t get one from you, I have been having trouble with my email. If you don’t get an email thanking you for you image, then it probably means I didn’t get it. I’m so sorry.

      August 14, 2014
  20. The talent in this world, boggles my mind. Thank you, Leanne, for another wonderful post. Bless you, Amy

    August 14, 2014
  21. Reblogged this on JOURNAL LE COMMUN'ART.

    August 14, 2014
  22. You can’t call your elephant an abstract unless you stick his ear on his trunk? Seriously. though, Leanne, it’s wonderful photograph and abstacted when you take into acount the curves, the lights and darks, the amazing textures of trunk, brow and ear.

    August 14, 2014
    • Haha, is that right Christine. Thank you, I was hoping the abstract nature would come when you had to work out what it was, rather than it being too obvious.

      August 15, 2014
  23. I love your elephant image, there are so many great images again this week, I am so happy to be included in the group I tried to re-size, hopefully I got it right, let me know if it is wrong and I can get it right for next week.

    August 14, 2014
    • thank you, that is great. I am so glad you enjoyed being part of it. I don’t remember who did and who didn’t get it right, sorry, I will.

      August 15, 2014
  24. fabulous

    August 14, 2014
  25. Love your work of the BW legion feeding.

    August 15, 2014
    • That isn’t my image, the blog it belongs to is there. Glad you like it though.

      August 15, 2014
  26. Sorry correction on the legion feeding.. :) its Pigeon feeding… :)

    August 15, 2014
  27. Love this. How beautiful!

    August 16, 2014
  28. I could finally log on here to your blog :). Great images this week and I love your soulful elephant! I can’t comment on each image right now as you know but I looked at them and they are wonderful. Thank you as always for doing this.

    August 16, 2014
    • Thank you Laura, I understand and I am sure so many others do as well, you concentrate on you right now and we can all catch up when you are ready.

      August 16, 2014
  29. Such a varied selection this week, in subject matter and processing! I’ll try not to make mine so last minute this week Leanne. If I can remember to attach the image file to the email it will be a start ;-)

    August 17, 2014
    • Always a good start Sarah, thank you, the earlier the better, I am going to try and start the post today, get it going. :)

      August 17, 2014
      • I’ve just emailed you!!

        August 18, 2014
      • I received it Sarah, but have had time to respond, will soon. Thanks.

        August 18, 2014
      • That’s ok Leanne! It’s back to the whole thing of different time zones. Glad it got to you in good time this week ;-)

        August 18, 2014
      • I should do a whole thing for time zones, people get so confused. But all good now.

        August 18, 2014
      • I am very often easily confused Leanne, even without time zones ;-)

        August 19, 2014
      • I’m not bad with time zones, lots of practice I think, LOL. ;)

        August 19, 2014

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