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MM 2-46: Monochrome Madness

It has just occurred to me that we will be celebrating our two year anniversary for Monochrome Madness soon. Seems to have flown.We will have to work out something special for the occasion.

Next week is our next theme, Straight. Quite a few entries have come in already. It is going to be great.

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This was taken the other day at the Melbourne Zoo. The lemur was just sitting in the tree. I thought it would look good as a black and white 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.

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 each 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.

MM 2-45: Monochrome Madness

The next theme is in two weeks. Always amazes me how quickly they come around.

The theme will be Straight.

I hope everyone is doing okay with the change of day. I’m certainly finding it easier and I’ve heard from a couple of others that they are finding it better too.

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I took this shot the other morning in the city. We were watching the city waking up and these balloons came towards us from the other end of the river. They looked great, especially after a disappointing sunrise. I have the colour version over on my website.

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.

 

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 each 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.

 

Birrarung Marr at Night and a Catch up

It is nice that Sunday is here and the week is basically over. It has been an exhausting one, but also good. It will be nice to have some time for me for a little while.

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Dynamic Range Magazine

It is out and I know most of you are aware of that. I did a post yesterday on one of the changes we’ve had to make, and so far it seems to have been a good one.  I will need to change all the links.  Now when you buy the magazine you need to go to the shop.  Here is the new link:

Dynamic Range Magazine

Don’t forget to buy your copy.

The other option is to Subscribe and so many have done that so far. You can do that on the same page.

Book

I will now be putting all my focus into the book. I need to get that done before things heat up again for the next issue.

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Taking Photos

This is something I’m looking forward to as well. I have missed going out and taking photos, and when I have gone out I’ve often been too tired to really enjoy it. I am looking forward to going out and really concentrating on some new things I want to do.

I am going to leave it there for now. I do have other news, but I don’t want to talk about it just yet, you might have to wait, but not too long.

I have photos for you that carry on from the photos I showed you last weekend. These are night shots taken at Birrarung Marr. I hope you are having a good weekend.

Introductions: Beth Moon

Remember that friend of mine, you know, the one that is always introducing me to many great photographers? Well the photographer today is another one she also introduced me to. I would now like to introduce you to the amazing work of Beth Moon.

The work is really stunning. While I was able to get permission to show her work, I wasn’t able to get her to answer the questions.

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She is well known for photographing ancient trees and from what I can understand she travels the world photographing them.

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I took this from her website, it is her artists statement.

Many of the trees I have photographed have survived because they are out of reach of civilization; on mountainsides, private estates, or on protected land. Certain species exist only in a few isolated areas of the world.  For example; there are 6 species of spectacular baobabs, found only on the island of Madagascar. Sadly, the baobab is now one of the three most endangered species on the island.

The criteria I use for choosing particular trees are basically three: age, immense size or notable history. I research the locations by a number of methods; history books, botanical books, tree registers, newspaper articles and information from friends and travelers.

Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment, celebrating the wonders of nature that have survived throughout the centuries. By feeling a larger sense of time, developing a relationship with the natural world, we carry that awareness with us as it becomes a part of who we are. I cannot imagine a better way to commemorate the lives of the world’s most dramatic trees, many which are in danger of destruction, than by exhibiting their portraits.

Beth Moon
2010

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I’m going to leave it there today. I do want to thank Beth for giving me permission to feature her work here for you. If you would like to see more please go to her website, Beth Moon.

I have a gallery for you now, but before you go to it, I just wanted to let you know that as part of the changes here, the introductions posts will now be on Tuesdays, and Monochrome Madness will be on Thursday, my time that is.

I hope you enjoy her work.

Latest News and Photos from Melbourne

It seemed to go down well last week combining the Bits and Bobs post with the Weekend Wandering one. It seems that time is becoming something that we are all struggling with and with so many places to go and see work it almost seems selfish to post too often. I am also enjoying have more time to work on my photos and promote myself on other platforms.

Dynamic Range Magazine

I have to start with this, only a week to go and it looks like we are all set to publish issue 3 next Sunday. It was a hard one to get together, but we got there. It looks fantastic and, if I say so myself, the best one yet. We are so excited about what is in it. There really is something for nearly everyone. I like it having lots of variety. I have part of the cover for you.

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It looks great, and we are so lucky to be able to showcase some of Julia Anna Gospodarou’s work and I was also very privileged to interview her.

With only one week to go don’t forget that subscriptions are now available. You can subscribe and get the 4 issues over the year for $25. If you are interested in just getting a link sent to you to download the magazine, then click the following link.

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Subscribe to Dynamic Range Magazine for one year. Price: $25

The magazine is still available to buy individually and it will be for sale next Sunday for $7.

Book on Banyule Flats

It is getting to crunch time and I’m feeling very pressured to get the book done now. It is great that it is finally coming together, but it also means that I have a lot to do. 

We are now at the stage of meeting with the Wurundjeri Elders to get some stories that melbourne-architecture-shops-wide-angle-5617will go with quite a number of the photos. That is almost the final stage and then it is finalizing the layout and sending it to the printers. I am looking forward to the finished product, but I am also looking forward to it being finished. It will give me some breathing space which is something that I could do with.

One on One Photography and Editing Classes

I’ve been getting quite a few more inquiries about these, especially since I’ve bee doing far more architectural photography. There seems to be many people who like that work from me and want me to show them how. It is very interesting.

If you are interested in learning from me, go to my website and find out how to buy classes.

Photos

I was in town the other day with a client and we were taking photos around the city. I was teaching her about ISO and that meant going inside and outside many places around the city. I used my 14-24mm wide angle lens to see what I could get. So I have some of the photos for you.

MM 2-39: Monochrome Madness

Welcome back to Monochrome Madness for 2016. It is nice to see that some of you have remembered to send in your images for this week. It is a small group, but lovely all the same. I am still thinking about a theme for next month, will let you know when I come up with it.

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My image this week taken while I was in the US. If you want to see the colour version and learn about it then please go to the blog on my website.

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.

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 each 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.

Introductions: Melissa Jones

A couple of months ago I met a lovely couple from the US through a mutual acquaintance. I was helping them out for a couple of days while they were here and we still keep in contact. I consider Melissa Jones a friend now and soon a colleague as she is writing her first article for Dynamic Range. As she is a photographer, it seemed appropriate to introduce you to her.

Melissa-Jones-photography-roaxroamer-0051Nice to see some images that I know exactly where they were taken and that I was right beside her when she was taking them. We had a lovely day down on the Mornington Peninsula, though the weather wasn’t kind and we had a fair bit of rain.

As always, I asked Melissa where in the world she was.

When I’m not out roaming the globe you can find me in Portland, Oregon. It’s a large city in the great Pacific Northwest. I may be a bit biased but I think I live in one of the world’s most beautiful places.

Melissa-Jones-photography-roaxroamer-0036It is good to see some photos of places that I have been to as well, or places I recognise. The Twelve Apostles, I was there last year too, about two months before Melissa visited them.  Beautiful place for photography.

I asked how long she had been taking photos for and why.

I remember having a camera in my hand since I was 7. It was a small pink camera that took 110 film. It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I gave up film in favor of the Digital SLR. I think in the last year I’ve been more into photography than I ever have.

I’ve always loved being creative whether that be taking photographs, drawing, painting, making pottery or doing graphic design. My parents were very supportive of my creative talents and didn’t give me any grief for wanting to get an art degree in college (BFA in graphic design). I’ve been lucky enough to follow my creative passion my whole life. I couldn’t see doing anything else.

Melissa-Jones-photography-roaxroamer-0041While I enjoy seeing the photos of Australia, I also enjoy seeing ones from places I have never been to and have never seen. I don’t know where this is, but it is beautiful.  I like the way she had composed the image as well.

My third question was where she got inspiration.

For me, photography combines my creative passion with my insatiable wanderlust. I love traveling the world, capturing all the places I’ve been fortunate enough to visit. I enjoy sharing these places with anyone that wants to see because I think travel makes you a better person and I hope to inspire others to travel more.

I really enjoy the creative process of finding a good perspective to capture the scene. Having my photos also helps bring me back to the scene when I look at them later.

Melissa-Jones-photography-roaxroamer-0044An image I never seem to be able to get, a beautiful sunrise or sunset. The way it is reflected in the way is stunning. I also quite like the colours in the image as well. It is almost like a fire is about to burst into the sky.

I asked Melissa if there was anything special about the way she worked.

With the exception of Oregon I don’t often photograph the same area more than once. This provides a lot of variety in my work.

I’m also a huge fan of framing a scene using trees or flowers. I think it gives a good depth of field and often a little pop of a contrasting color.

Melissa-Jones-photography-roaxroamer-0037As someone who also loves long exposures I have enjoyed seeing Melissa’s waterfalls. Beautiful and the way it is framed is fantastic.  Looks like there has been a lot of rain there.

My last question was about gear.

Canon 6D is my primary camera and I have a back up Canon 60D. I’m a huge fan of ND filters and a steady tripod for shooting the many waterfalls in my area. My primary lens is 24-105mm f1.4. For portraits and macro I also love my 50mm f1.8. Photoshop has been my go to for post processing for years but I recently switched to using Lightroom for most of my editing.

I would like to thank Melissa for giving me permission to feature her work here for you. I have some links for you to go and take a look at more of it.

I have a gallery now for you of some of my favourite images. I’m sure you will find many more on the above sites.

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