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MM 2-26: Themed Monochrome Madness

Today is our next theme and for this one we are looking at monochrome urban images. As mentioned previously there will be no Monochrome Madness for the rest of September. The next one will be the first Wednesday of October. It will be another theme, so MM 2-27 will be a themed week on the 7th of October. The next theme will be Country. Onto some Urban monochrome images. This so urban, in Melbourne it is right in the middle of the city, well almost. I also love long exposures and one day I went into the city to do some. I really like this one of the Seafarers Bridge. 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. 1/ GEOTOPOI 2/ COFFEE FUELS MY PHOTOGRAPHY! 3/ VDHProductions 4/ NIVS24 5/ JULIE POWELL – PHOTOGRAPHER & GRAPHIC ARTIST …

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MM 2-25: Monochrome Madness 2-25

First of all I need everyone to read this please. Next week all images for the theme Urban must be sent to me by Sunday morning. If you don’t send it by then it will not be in the post. I’m sorry, but I  won’t have time to do it after that. There will be no MM after the next one until the first week of October and it will be another theme. You can send your photos, but it won’t be published until the 7th of October.  I will announce next week what that theme will be. I had a lovely walk through Banyule Flats yesterday with a friend. She had never been there before and we had a great time looking around. Of course it is too vast to do in one day, but I’m sure she will be back. The sun was going in and out and she spotted these hints of light, it seemed to be the day for light. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own …

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MM 2-24: Monochrome Madness 2-24

Still trying to work out what to do about MM while I’m away next month. We could do the theme on the first Wednesday, but maybe for the other three weeks we could take a break and resume on the 30th of September. I don’t know. This post takes me quite a while to do, so I’m not sure I will get time to do it when I’m away.  Would love to hear your suggestions. Remember the next theme is Urban and that will be for MM 2-26, the first week of September. I’m sorry if I didn’t get back to you and let you know that I got your image. It has been crazy and I can pretty much guarantee the same is going to happen the next couple of weeks. This is a photo of Hopetoun Falls near Apollo Bay. I went there with Karen from DaysandMonths and we had a very patient visit. We had two girls come to look at it themselves, though they seemed more interested in how they looked …

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UfD: Locations, Locations, Locations

It is a time old question, “where did you take that image?”. When you see a photo that someone else has taken you immediately think where was it and how can I get a shot like that. You might not, but I certainly do. There seems to be an attitude around that if you find a great place to take photos then you should share that information, or location. It is something that I have never worried about and have always shared where I have taken my photos, but recently I’m finding that I all I want to do is protect those areas. I know other photographers that do this, they don’t tell people about the places they go to. At first I thought it was weird, but then it was explained to me that they don’t want to tell people where they go because then everyone else will go there. If people do that then their photos stop being so special. As I said I have never been one to do that, but I’m …

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MM 2-23: Monochrome Madness 2-23

Before we start today I really must apologize to everyone who sent emails and I didn’t respond. I’m away and it has been hard to get to everyone. So please I hope you will accept my apology. Last weeks Bridge theme turned out really well and it was great to see how many of you really enjoyed it. This is another week of no themes once again. Almost seems boring after the last one, but it is nice to be able to do what you want and test yourself. I find it a challenge each week. Not knowing what will work and what won’t is always a challenge. Sometimes you think something will be great in monochrome, do the conversion and it looks terrible. That is the thing I love about this challenge, it really makes me try and look. I have got so much better at doing it. So for those that missed last week, the next theme is Urban and will be the first week of September. Let’s take a look at this …

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MM 2-22: Monochrome Madness Bridges

In the last month I’ve been seeing bridges from all around the world. Some of them I have seen before and some I haven’t. It has been really amazing to see them all. I am sure you are all going to enjoy them as well. I have to pick a theme for next month, MM 2-26 and the thing that kept coming back to me was URBAN. So that is the next them.  Remember it isn’t until next month, the first Wednesday of September, I will be in the USA then, so please, if you can have your images ready before I go that would be fantastic. In fact, I’m going to say this time that you have to send your photos for this theme by the 28th of August. Urban doesn’t have to be city, I think of it as where people are, so towns or cities will fit the brief. Mine was a bridge or what is left of one. We found it driving around the countryside. It was a railway bridge until …

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UfD: My Seven Tips for Blogging

Sometimes it is hard to find a topic for these posts, but for a while I’ve been thinking about blogging. I get asked questions all the time about my blog and I thought if you wanted to know my seven top tips for blogging, then what would they be. So I’ve been thinking about them for awhile and this is what I’ve come up with. 1 – Blog like you like to read blogs. It sounds cliché but it is so true. If you want people to read your blog, think about the blogs you love and then ask  yourself why you like them. Then take those answers and apply them to yours. It is a valuable exercise. You want to attract like minded people to yourself, so blog the way they do. Don’t copy them, but look at the ways they do things and see if you can incorporate some of that yourself. 2 – You get what you put in. I was going to call this point ‘if you build it they won’t come’, …