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MM24 – Monochrome Madness 24

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
  • 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.


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

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  3. The range of monochrome images here is absolutely extraordinary! Very impressed.

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  5. 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.

    • 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.

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  8. leecleland says

    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.

    • 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.

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

  10. Morning Miss Leanne. Had to check in and be amazed. Such awesome talent out there in the big wide world.

  11. 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!

  12. 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

    • 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Many amazing images again! But I have to confess I totally fell in love with the elephant!

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  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 :)

    • 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. :)

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  19. Such great photos!
    As for the elephant – You did a fine job with your pov on it!

  20. Sonel says

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

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  22. 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.

    • 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.

  23. The talent in this world, boggles my mind. Thank you, Leanne, for another wonderful post. Bless you, Amy

  24. 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.

    • 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.

  25. 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.

    • 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.

  26. 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.

    • 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.

  27. 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 ;-)

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