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MM26 – Six Month Anniversary of Monochrome Madness

Wow, we did it, we made it to six months, well done every one, for those that have been here from the beginning and those we have picked up along the way.  It has been such a priviledge to do this post each week and for so many of you to trust me with your images.  I have got to know so many new people and from what I can gather many of you have found the same thing.  It has been an incredible journey and through this I have done at least 26 black and white or monochrome images that I may not have otherwise down, that is the best part.

We did set a theme for this week, to present colour images that look like monochrome.  Some people have done this and others haven’t.  No big deal.  So I am going to put all the images into a gallery and you can work out which are the colour images and which aren’t.

So on with the Madness.

melbourne-centrl-tower-city-buildingI took this image last Sunday when out with the Social Snappers.  I was out on the road to get this one.  I thought I didn’t have anything for this challenge, then when I went through my images I realised how this one looks monochrome, but it is a colour image. I have played with it quite a bit, but I haven’t changed the colours at all.

getwell8Laura has joined us again, welcome back and glad you are recovering well from your surgery.  If you would like to find out more about Laura’s image, than go yo her post “Paper” Flowers – 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 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.

MM25 – Monochrome Madness 25

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 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.

Up for Discussion – That’s a Great Camera

Have you ever been out taking photos and someone has looked at your camera and said, “wow, that’s a great camera, it must take great photos”? I’ve had it said to me many times.  Yeah, I do have a great camera, but is that camera going to take great photos for everyone? There is an assumption by many people that it won’t matter what I do, I will get fantastic photos, like it has nothing to do with me.

When people, and by people I mean those that don’t really know about photography, see photographers with cameras, then the assumptions happen.  I was teaching a woman photography one day and she had a bigger camera than mine, and people would say to her, wow I bet you good photos with that?  She had hired me because she didn’t know how to use it.

I try not to be insulted when people say things like that, I know it’s ignorance, but seriously, really, do they not think that I have anything to do with it.  I have spent years and years learning my craft, how to use the camera to LeanneCole-macro-20140530-9927get the best from it.  Composition, figuring out what works and what doesn’t.  Then there is working out how to photograph different things, like landscape photography, or architecture, now stars.  I have spent, oh I don’t know how many hours over the last few years learning to use Photoshop so I can also get the best out of my camera.

I do have a great camera, and it does take great images, but that is because I know how to use it and I know, well most of the time, what I am doing with it.

scpointlonsdale-8809I also think that you don’t have to have a great camera to get good images.  I have seen photos here on WordPress that have blown me away, and then found out they were taken on a compact style camera.  Top cameras do have advantages, and they will do things that are great, but in the end, it doesn’t matter how you got the image, it is all about the image itself.  If you learn how to use your camera, and use it well, then who will know what you are using.  At the end of the day, people don’t look at a photo and say that must have been taken with a great camera.

Have you experience that reaction? Do feel that way when you see someone with a bigger camera than you? When you look at photos that people have taken do sccity-canon8877you wonder what sort of camera they have?

These Posts.

I have received no emails from anyone wanting to do any guest posting, or come up with suggestions for the Up for Discussion posts, and I don’t really know what to do.  I am running out of ideas.  Would love to hear your thoughts.  I’ve asked people to write posts, but I’m sure there are lots more people out there that know things or could write something.  You don’t have to be an expert, sometimes some of the best posts are because someone wanted to know something, or you might have experienced something that you would like to share.  Give it some thought, get back to me.

All the photos in this post were taken with an entry level Canon that I was able to borrow.

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 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.

Influencing Me – Mabry Campbell

If you love architecture and especially photographing it, then today’s Influencing Me photographer should be someone you know or need to know. I don’t remember when I first learned of Mabry Campbell, but I do know when I go into the city I often have his images swimming around in my head and I’m looking for great architecture to photograph.

Angles of Light VII ~ John Hancock Center (Big John)This is a perfect example of what I mean.  Of course I know it is highly processed, I am sure it is, which you all know I don’t have a problem with.  I love the way he uses the lights and the darks, the monotone image, gives the impression of isolation. That is the best word I can think of.  I need to get into the city and look for some great buildings, we have some here, I’m sure we do.

GullfossIt was also a very lovely surprise to discover all his wonder seascapes and waterscapes on his blog. They are given the same attention to detail as the architectural shots.  The way he plays with the lights and darks, I know I could learn a lot from looking at these images.  The contrast is just amazing.

Boats At CosmopolitanThis image was a bit of a shock, after seeing so many black and white images to come across one with colour was really surprising, but then as you look more in Mabry’s work you start to see that he does do a lot of colour.  Nice to see. Nice to see that he doesn’t feel everything has to be black and white and that sometimes colour can be important.

Razor Music IIThere is an abstract quality about many of the architecture shots, and it is something I am finding that I like more and more, you will get what I mean when you see my MM image this week.  I do like images that twist your brain around, and this is an image that does that I think.  At first it is hard to tell which way the image goes, but when you take a good look you see which is the right way.

All Is QuietYou’ve heard me saying it about my own work, that there is a quietness to it, and I think Mabry’s images has that same quietness.  I am sure when he has exhibitions, people are quiet when they are looking at them. There is a stillness, that quiet atmosphere.  I love it.

I am going to leave it there for you today, and leave you with a gallery of some of his work.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mabry for giving me permission to feature his work here on my blog today.  I would invite you all to go and take a look at his website, Mabry Campbell Fine Art | Architectural Photography, and he also has a blog for his image, which is MABRY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG.

MM23 – Monochrome Madness 23

Almost there, week 26 for Monochrome Madness, and I haven’t had much input into what we should do, so perhaps we will just go with the monochrome idea of taking a colour image that is basically monochrome, though if people want to do normal monochrome, I don’t mind that either, could be fun working out what is what.

lake-eildon-dead-tree-water

I had a trip to Eildon yesterday, though more on that on the weekend, and we were trying to get one place and then we got totally lost and found this really cool spot.  It was on the edge of the lake and there were dead trees in the water everywhere. It was almost surreal.  I took a few photos and we tried to make sure we knew where we were in case we wanted to go back sometime.

sunflowerpetalsbw-webLaura Macky has sent her image for the week and if you would like to know more about she has done a post for it and you can find here, Sunflower Light – 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 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.

MM22- Monochrome Madness Week 22

It is upon us once more.  Another good week with lots of images.  This week has been funny, so much happening, and so many images coming in.  I hope you enjoy this weeks madness. We had a couple of suggestions for what to do for the six month anniversary, one was to get everyone to take monochrome images, so look for things to photography that are already monochrome, if that makes sense.  I thought maybe we could all post our favourite image.  Or we can just do it like every other week, anymore suggestions?

royal-exhibition-building-reflection-museum

 

On Sunday I had a Social Snappers Excursion and we went to the Royal Exhibition.  I saw the gorgeous building reflected in the glass of the Museum. I like how abstract it is.  I will put the colour version up on the News Blog on my website.

flowers-test-web

Laura Macky has submitted the above image, she is making good use of her macro lens I think, and if you want to read more about her post then go to Hidden Away.

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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