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MM51: Monochrome Madness 51

Just one week to go and we will have been doing this for a whole year, seem incredible.  So quickly next week, you need to go through all your images that you have sent to MM over the last year, and pick your favourite one and send it to me.  You can, if you like put a gallery of all the images you have done, or a selection of them on your blog, the link you send me should be the link to that post if you are doing it.  So there are two things you have to do, 1/ Send me your favourite MM image, and 2/ put a gallery on your blog and send the link to me.

I won’t be doing a gallery of my images, I did one recently and may just put a link to it.  I will have a gallery on my blog of all your favourite images.

mordiallic-marina-boat-water-monochrome

I took this image on Monday morning when I went to Mordialloc early to do some scouting and to look around the Marina there.  Quite an amazing place and I got some lovely shots.  I love the little boat in this and have put the colour version of it up on Facebook and Google+.  I like the drama playing out between the sky and the boat in the sun.  As it turned out about an hour later the sun went, the lightning started and we had a great thunder storm.  Just what was needed to cool the place down after all the heat we’ve been getting.

turtlerevision

Here is Laura Macky’s image for MM51, you can read about her image on here blog in this post, Slow and Steady – Monochrome Madness 51

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 low res, 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.

 

MM50: Monochrome Madness 50

Oh wow, 50 already, only two weeks to go until 52 and a year of Monochrome Madness, how amazing.  I would like to say the votes are in, but since no one really voted, I have to say the general feeling is that we should all post our favourite image that we have submitted in the last year.  On your own blog that day, it has been suggested that you all put a gallery of some of your images from the last year.  Sounds like a nice idea. I think that sounds good.

The other thing that is has been suggested is that we do some theme monochromes, not every week, but maybe once a month, maybe the first Wednesday each month, what do you think? I know some people won’t want to do it, but it could be fun. I also want to apologise again for not responding to all your emails, it has been two of the hardest weeks of my life, but hopefully everything will be fine now.

royalexhibition-building-fountain-melbourne-monochrome

My image was taken a couple of weeks ago when I went into the city to take some photos of the Royal Exhibition Building at night.  This man reeking of alcohol came past and stopped to chat, he suggested coming back when it was dark and then going to the spot, where this image was taken, with the big spot light behind it and taking a photo.  He took off, then came back to show us a photo he had on his phone.  It looked like it would be worth coming back for, and I think it was.  The light behind the fountain was fantastic.

bwbutterfly

Here is Laura Macky’s image and if you would like to know more about it them check out her post, Butterfly Minus – 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 leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be low res, 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.

 

MM49: Monochrome Madness 49

It is getting close, only a three weeks and then it will be MM52.  I need your input.  I’ve had two suggestions for MM52, one is to do something special with the number one or 5 and 2, not quite sure what, or the other suggestion is we all pick our favourite photo that we have submitted to MM over the year and then we can do a gallery on our own blogs, if you wish of some or all of your images.  Obviously I won’t do the gallery, as all your images will be on mine, but that’s okay.  I don’t mind if people want to send one special image for it as well, if they have never entered.  I think it would be great if it was a big week.

Please let me know what you think!

Now on with this weeks Monochrome Madness.

point-lonsdale-lighthouse-beach-monochrome

This is an image that I took a couple of weeks ago when I was at Point Lonsdale.  It is the very early morning light on the lighthouse.

selfie-2

Laura Macky has sent her image for MM this week and if you would like to read more about it, then please go to her post, Selfie – 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 leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be low res, 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

MM48: Monochrome Madness 48

The other day someone reminded me that MM52 was coming around fast, and I couldn’t believe it, I had forgotten all about it, but they were right, it is almost here.  I guess the next thing is to decide if we want to do something special for it or not. We have done so for other milestones, so do we do it for this massive one?

I was thinking maybe we could all pick our favourite images that we have submitted and go with those. That is one idea, what else do you think?

emu-flat-church-monochrome

This is another image I did from the same place as the image I showed you last week, from Emu Flat.  The other image was of the school house, but this is the Church next door.  You can open the gate and go into the yard where the building is, unlike the school house.  We had a look through the windows and I don’t think it is really used as a Church anymore, but I could be wrong. It is being looked after as the grass was mowed.  We tried to do some long exposures, but the sky was too white and had nothing, so I have replaced the sky in this to give the appearance of a long exposure.

sailboatpg1

Here is Laura Macky’s image for this week, and, as usual, if you want to go and see what she has to say about it, then go to her post, Lone Boat – Pacific Grove, California

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 low res, 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

Quiet Thursdays: Giving the Sky More, Something

Last week I sent out the first LCP Newsletter and in it I had a video for replacing the sky, it was something that was important to me last week as well. I went out to take photos to a place I had never been before, saw some amazing things, but the sky was so horrible, that all I got were great photos with a white sky.  I had intended to use the images for a Weekend Wanderings post, but I couldn’t put up photos that had terrible skies.

So yesterday I decided to convert one to Black and White, replace the sky and see what I could come up with.

emu-flats-school-house-abandoned

I did other things to it as well, but the main thing I wanted to do was give it a better sky.  Usually when there are this many trees I tend to put it in the too hard basket, but I had to try with this one,  and it was a good lesson for me.  It took a bit of effort, but I get there in the end.

I also did the reverse processing thing and have put the original image and the colour version of the above image on my other blog.  There is also more information over there on where the image was taken.  If you are interested in that, then please go to, When the Sky Gives you Blah.

I’m off to the Melbourne Zoo today for Social Snappers, the weather is looking perfect for it.  I will try and get some Instagram photos as well. I hope you have a quiet Thursday planned.

 

MM47: Monochrome Madness 47

Here we are again, another week of Monochrome Madness.  I just want to welcome the new people who have contributed this week.  I would also like to remind people to check their images in the gallery for comments, as many people take the time to look at each image and comment on as many of them as they can.

flinders-australia-boat-ramp-pier

I took this image last Sunday morning on an unexpected trip to Flinders down along the coast.  I hadn’t planned on going there, but it was a lovely surprise to end up there.  This is an old boat ramp, and judging by the rust on the rail I would guess it isn’t used anymore.  It looks great and makes for great images.

lohtrees

Here is Laura Macky’s image and once again if you want to find out more about it then got to here post, Twisted Up – 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 leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be low res, 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

Quiet Thursdays: Catching Up

This Thursday is all about catching up for me and getting things sorted out. I have posters to do for upcoming workshops, and I am putting the final touches on my newsletter, so that will go out later today.  If you want to get the newsletter and haven’t let me yet, I have put a sign up widget in the margin, here on the left.  If you click on that it will take you to a page where you can sign up for it.

I thought today I would show an image that I took with my phone, it is one I took on my birthday, then I played around with it and made it monochrome.  You lose the lovely soft colours of the sky, but I think the monochrome is still very soft.

exhibition-building-twilight-monochrome

This is the dome at the top of the Royal Exhibition Building.  I really am going to have to start going in there to take some photos, it seems like this would be a good time of night to do it as well. Soon.

I hope you are having a relaxing day, I feel like I’ve been everywhere, and there is so much to do here, well, back to work I go.

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