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MM25 – Monochrome Madness 25

Waiting for the Rain, Sorrento Back Beach

Welcome to another week of Monochrome Madness and I hope you enjoy this weeks photos.

To start with let’s talk about next week, MM26, it seems we are going with the idea of monochrome images that are actually colour images but they look like they are monochrome.  So the images will look like monochrome, but when you look more closely you will see they are colour.  I don’t want to put people off, so we might do two galleries, one for the theme and one for those that don’t want to do it.  I think it will be a great week, but first let’s do this week, also another great week of images.

Waiting for the Rain, Sorrento Back Beach

This isn’t the first time I have shown you this photo, I showed the colour one a couple of weeks ago.  It is also from the Sorrento Back beach, and it was taken just before the rain hit, you can see the rain in the distance.

Laura Macky is taking a few weeks off while she recovers from her surgery, I’m sure I won’t be the only one to miss her images and participation here.  I hope you recover soon Laura.

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.

63 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    I have no time now but I get notifications. :)

    August 20, 2014
    • That is wonderful Jackie, I know you are so busy, don’t worry about me, we can catch up later. :)

      August 20, 2014
  2. Delighted to have found you via Ed Mooney here in Ireland. Gorgeous shots.

    August 20, 2014
    • How wonderful, MM always has lots of wonderful images.

      August 20, 2014
  3. As interesting and motivating as ever.

    August 20, 2014
  4. Stunning collection once again. :)

    August 20, 2014
  5. Such a fun line up this week…. thanks a lot ……. :) way Kewl :) Q

    August 20, 2014
  6. Amazing, amazing, amazing once again. So glad to see such fantastic images once again from the regulars, and great to see submissions from some new people too.

    Leanne, I just love the mood you set in your image. So well done. I’m realizing that landscape images are much more difficult than I anticipated.

    August 20, 2014
    • Absolutely Shane, so many great images, and more. I love seeing new names popping up in my email inbox.

      Thank you, it turned out quite different to what I thought it would. I am starting to realise the same about landscape images, but I was trying something different here and I like the result.

      August 20, 2014
  7. another great week of images! thanks for all your hard work.

    August 20, 2014
    • You’re welcome Janice, it is great to see how much people enjoy it.

      August 20, 2014
  8. Can you believe that you are on week 25? Well done.

    August 20, 2014
    • I know, where has all the time gone. So many images.

      August 20, 2014
  9. Hello everyone! Another wonderful week of images. Fantastic!
    The people shots are really standing out to me this week… are there more today or is it the way I’m reading the gallery?
    Leanne, your beach photo is stunning! Very dramatic and well… Awesome! :)
    Great images.. one and all.

    August 20, 2014
    • Hello to you too Robyn.
      I don’t know, could be, I think there might be.
      Thank you Robyn, turned out very differently to what I thought it would. :)

      August 20, 2014
  10. So wonderful how you have this prompt. So many creative images. And – many greats!

    August 20, 2014
    • Glad you like it Rosy, quite wonderful how many people enjoy it.

      August 20, 2014
  11. the variety and effects are so impressive in all of them. I won’t have time to comment on all this time but all of them are beautiful!! One more great week.

    August 20, 2014
    • I am sure everyone understands Cybele, it is a lot of work, and you are always so good. Yes, one more great week.

      August 20, 2014
  12. A great collection, I find 3 and 7 quite interesting but they all great.

    August 20, 2014
  13. A great milestone reached, and a fine collection of images this week. Thanks for all your hard work Leanne, I know how time consuming it must be, putting this together every week. But its a credit to you, I’m sure that many others will agree with me when I say, I have learned loads from participating and got to know some really cool people as a result,
    Here’s to the next 25 weeks :-)

    August 20, 2014
    • It is Ed, you have just about done every week, haven’t you? You’re welcome, it does take a bit of work, but to get comments like this really make it worth it, so thank you.

      August 20, 2014
  14. Leanne, you must of the gift of encouragement. Thank you for promoting the photography of all us unknowns.

    August 20, 2014
  15. Oh, I have the perfect photo for next week. I must send it to you! How exciting.

    August 20, 2014
  16. Another strong week for MM, Leanne; there are some lovely shots here! … and you’ll find a first submission in your in box from me today; thanks for the opportunities for sharing perspectives and inspirations.

    August 21, 2014
    • I have found it, just then, so thank you. You’re welcome, it is fantastic to see that happening.

      August 21, 2014
      • Agreed, and thanks for letting me know you received it, Leanne.

        August 21, 2014
      • My pleasure, you will probably get an email from me as well, which is what I normally do, but I am a bit behind.

        August 21, 2014
      • Thanks, and I certainly know that feeling.

        August 21, 2014
      • :)

        August 22, 2014
  17. What a great selection this week. Are you looking for images next week where a single colour in all its shades is the ‘mono’ in monochrome (which is I think the true meaning of the word)?

    August 21, 2014
    • Yes, I think that is it, so a colour photo that looks monochrome. Are you going to send one?
      It is another great selection.

      August 21, 2014
      • Yes, one will be winging its way to you in the next day or two.

        August 21, 2014
      • I look forward to receiving it.

        August 21, 2014
  18. Hi Leanne, I left a note of thanks under the post of my photo but wanted to leave another here if that is okay? The work you put into this is absolutely impressive. It is such a great forum to see so many great images which in turn lead us to the seek out the work of some fabulous photographers – for all of this I thank you. And of course i thank you so much for posting my image.

    August 21, 2014
    • I saw the note, and thank you so much for that. That is great, I do enjoy seeing it all come together and it is great to see how many people enjoy MM, it makes it worth it. You’re so very welcome.

      August 21, 2014
  19. Leanne, as MMC is making it’s run to the halfway mark, you and Laura should be so very proud of what you have done here. So many photographers new to black and white/monochrome are really cutting their teeth here in this wonderful challenge. I am definitely one of them. I have learned such a great deal from participating and seeing what others are posting. And it has taught me such a great deal about shadows and light and contrast that has, in turn, improved my eye in identifying a good from a poor scene to shoot, whether black and white or color. Thanks so much for continuing to pilot this ship, for all of us! I’ve missed the past three weeks, and I’ve missed being a part of it. I need to once again get back in the rhythm!

    August 21, 2014
    • Thank you so much, it has been an amazing trip so far, so many great photos and new people all the time. That is fantastic to hear, so good that you have learned so much, I have as well, it has been incredible. I am sure you will get back into it soon.

      August 21, 2014
  20. Just the most amazing images every week Leanne and such talented photographers. Great selection hon. :D

    August 21, 2014
    • They are Sonel, it is always great seeing it all come together. :D

      August 21, 2014
  21. Another gorgeous batch. Well wishes to Laura.

    I sent in a monochrome image for next week. I think I may also have one that’s nearly monochrome. I’ll try and find that to send. I noticed it after I took I looked at it on the computer and thought…hey, that’s kind of like what Leanne was talking about. Barely-there color. :)

    August 21, 2014
    • It is another great batch.
      I got it Nia, if you have another one, send it and I can use the one you already sent for the week after if you like. :D

      August 21, 2014

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