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MM2-4: Monochrome Madness 2-4 with a Theme

Here is our first theme for Monochrome Madness and it seems my first choice of MM was not great and many people found it very hard. So I apologize for that.  Now I didn’t think how people would figure out what the MM is for each photo, so I am hoping that all the people who submitted will have it on their blogs, though some have it in the file name.

There will be one gallery for the theme photos and a second gallery for those that forgot or didn’t want to do the challenge, which is fine as well.  I used to always avoid themes.

The next theme is going to be Fences, you take what you like with that idea and it will be for MM 2-9. Let’s have a look at the images for the theme MM.

light-trails-flinders-street-station-bw

My image, “Melbourne Moving” or “Moving Melbourne” or “Melbourne on the Move”, a few options for you.  This is actually an old photo that I thought would be great for this post, I hope you think so too.

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.

Monochrome Madness Theme – MM

Monochrome Madness – Like it is Each Week

Now, Monochrome Madness will continue next week and 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.

MM 2-3: Monochrome Madness 2-3

To start off I need to make some things clear about the theme next week.  The theme is ‘MM’ and the idea is to use those letters, whether in the title or not.  As someone pointed out last week my image would have been perfect for it “Melbourne Museum”.  I wish I had thought of it and saved the image.  You can do something with the letters MM, or you could do things like “monochrome mop”, “moving moat” I don’t know, but hopefully you get the idea.  I promise the next theme will not be this difficult.

So shall we get on with this weeks Monochrome Madness.

banyule-flats-sunrise-sun-rays

I went back to Banyule Flats on Sunday to get the sunrise.  Well, the sunrise didn’t happen, but as we were getting ready to leave we saw the sun bursting through the trees on the other side, so we rushed to get some photos of it before they went away.  I loved the rays.  The image was pretty much this colour, but I made it monochrome and then copied the tone from the original image and put it back on this image.

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, Monochrome Madness will continue next week and 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.

MM 2-2: Monochrome Madness 2-2

The second week and great to see so many still wanting to do Monochrome Madness. I think there has been some confusion about the theme.  While there is going to be a theme it will only be once a month, so if you want to get one ready then the theme will be in MM 2-4.  As I explained before, there will be two galleries that week, one for the theme and one for those that don’t want to do it.

MM 2-4 theme will MM.

I thought I should mention, and some of you may have noticed last week, that I’m not featuring Laura Macky’s image anymore. Laura decided that she would leave the second year to me.  She will participate when she can, but just wants to be like everyone else. I hope I said that right.

melbourne-museum-victoria-monochrome

This image was taken a while ago when I went into the city to take some photos of the Royal Exhibition Building.  While we were walk around it I saw the light on the Museum and because interested in it for a while.  I like the symmetrical nature of it, then I thought all the lines would make an interesting monochrome image.

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, Monochrome Madness will continue next week and 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.

MM 2-1: Monochrome Madness 2-1

Here we are the first week of our second year.  How wonderful is that?  Not that much is going to change, but there is one thing that some people have asked for, and that is about doing themes.  I thought about this and have decided, why not, but not every week, so from now on the first MM of each month will have a theme.  Now you don’t have to do it, and on that first one each month I will do two galleries, one for the themes and one for normal entries, however you can only enter one image for the week and you have to decide if you will do the theme or not.  I am not good at making up themes, or working out what to do, so feel free to leave some decisions.

So for our first theme what about the letters MM? You decide how to use them.

slow-water-janjuc-beach-monochrome

I have been spending quite a bit of time on the beaches at Jan Juc lately with Chris from sv-takeiteasy and this image seemed like a good one to do in monochrome.

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, Monochrome Madness will continue next week and 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.

MM52: Monochrome Madness One Year On

We did it. Congratulations everyone who has participated, what a great achievement.

We made it to our first anniversary for Monochrome Madness.  I don’t know about you, but I have produced so many monochrome images in the last 12 months, well, at least 52 as I have done one every week that we have done this.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of doing this, and love how it drives me to keep going each week and doing more monochrome images.

pinnacles-phillip-island-black-white-3

I had to get help with what image to choose, it was so tough, but in the end my friend Chris and I decided this was a stand out.  I took this earlier this year at the Pinnacles on Phillip Island.  It was a long exposure and I do love how it came out.  So this is my favourite from the last 12 months.  Of course there were others, but I do really love this one.

pofa3

Laura Macky has sent her favourite image from the last 12 months and this is it.  If you want to read more about it then go to her post, One Year Anniversary Monochrome Madness 52.

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.

MM52 One Year Anniversary

Here are the submissions for this week.  Don’t forget to check out the links for the galleries of their favourite MM favourite images.

Next Week MM2-1

Now, Monochrome Madness will continue next week and 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.

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.

 

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