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Late again, sorry, I had all the best intentions of doing it last night to schedule, but our power went a bit weird.  Some things were working, some were not. Very strange. Still, all good now.

I can’t believe next week is our third anniversary for Monochrome Madness. We didn’t decide on anything special. 
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One of the benefits of being a contributer/writer for Digital Photography School is that I get to try out a lot of new gear. It can be good, see what is happening out there, but in some ways it can be terrible, especially when I really like something and have to give it back. Still I usually get over it and then something else arrives that I fall in love with.
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Well it would seem many of you were stumped with this one. I thought it would be interesting, but many of you seem to have had trouble with it. Culture of course can mean many things and it has been great to see the submissions and their interpretation of it.

The next theme will be the first week in May and I’ve decided it will be Moving or Movement, that should be a little easier.
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The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is almost over now and while I only went a couple of times it was great to be there again. I took hundreds of photos, some better than others, but still, it got me back into some macro photography. I really enjoyed playing around with the macro lens and the Lensbaby Velvet 56.
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It is so crazy here, so many things happening, I wasn’t sure I would get this post done today. Here we are and it seems I’m going to get it done.

Next week is the theme, Culture. I think many are struggling with it, so I ‘m going to give you some ideas. Melbourne is known for its coffee culture, so photographs of coffee, people having coffee. Melbourne has lots of trams that make it a bit more unique. Melbourne is also known for its lane ways and graffiti. Think about what makes where you are more unique.

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Earlier in the week I received an email to tell me that my application for accreditation to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show was accepted. I’m looking forward to spending some time there, for photography, and also to get some ideas for my own garden. I thought today I might take a look at previous visits from the last couple of years. I’m going to repost a blog from 2015. 
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It seems to be a long month, well long for the themes, as the next one is still two weeks away. I gather this theme isn’t very popular as I haven’t been getting many submissions for it. I do have trouble from time to time working out what we should do for the themes. Always happy to get help with them.
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