Tuesday is here again and for me, Tuesday usually means getting Monochrome Madness ready for another week. I tend to spend the afternoon doing it and then I scheduled the post to publish while I am asleep, so I can just wake up to it. Nice to know when I go to sleep on Tuesday night it is done. It isn’t a big week again this week, though I expect more emails will arrive today as well. If you haven’t got yours in yet, there isn’t much time left.
Introductions and Websites
It was great to see how many of you really enjoyed the introductions post last week for Alex Bihlo. At the time I did the post on Alex he only had his Google+ page, but he and I started talking and he thought it might be good to look into getting something. I received an email from him the other day and he told me he has put one together, so I thought I would tell you. It is a website, ALEX BIHLO PHOTOGRAPHY, and you can find many of Alex’s amazing images there.
I had a wonderful experience this week when I received an email from Julie Powell wanting to know if she could interview me for a project she is working on. I rarely get interviewed, actually almost never, so it was wonderful to have someone asking me and wanting to showcase my work. I was emailed a list of questions and I answered them, and then emails went backwards and forwards. Then I was sent a link to the interview, so I have it here for you as well, An Interview with Leanne Cole, Photographer. Some of the questions were really interesting and it was quite a comprehensive look at my photography. I want to thank Julie for thinking I was interesting enough to interview.
My trip dates are starting to get finalised with the hope of buying the tickets soon. Thanks to everyone for the help on what gear to take, I think I have a better handle on that now. I am not going to say too much on it now, but I do plan on starting a regular part of these posts on my lead up to it next year. I am hoping to meet many of you that live in those areas when I am there as well.
We had our last Social Snappers Photography Excursion for the year the other night. We went back into the city to take photos of the Christmas Decorations. I love how organic these can be. I like that there is a rough plan, but if everyone wants to go somewhere else then we do and it isn’t a problem. Because I had been on Thursday night, I didn’t take a lot of photos, but I did spend time trying to get one ladies camera to cooperate, it wasn’t behaving. I might need to download the manual and have a proper look. Another lady forgot her tripod plate, which is the same as mine, so we spent time sharing our plates. It was a great evening, and that is what it is about really. I like being asked to help, it was good to feel usual. I am looking forward to them starting up again next year.
The weather has been shocking here, we have been getting a bit of rain, and lots of humidity, yuck. Not what we are used to here in Melbourne. I haven’t been using the macro lens as much as I would like, but I have plans for some things. I did go out yesterday just after the rain to take some photos of the flowers in my garden, and they are the photos in this post. I will be trying out the macro a lot more over the next few weeks. So far, I can’t tell the difference between using the Nikon or the Tamron, except the Nikon is a little heavier. All the images in this post were hand held, so I can use it like the Tamron as well. I will test it out more and let you know what I think.
One Four Challenge
I have done my image for the week and if you would like to see what i have done, then you will need to go to my other blog, One Four Challenge for December Week 2.
That’s it for today, remember to get your MM images in straight away. I just wanted to add, if you have a major announcement or something, and I know you, then please let me know, I don’t mind telling others about it.