Category: MM Theme

It is theme week, I do look forward to them each month. I didn’t think I would be a theme sort of person, but I like to see what I can do for them. I have to say there have been some incredible images coming in. I think this is a great post and think the photos are beautiful, I hope you agree. 
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This one snuck up on me, I almost forgot about it completely, and then last week someone asked the question, and I thought, yes it is next week. Here we are and there have been some great entries and responses to our theme of repetition.

This leads to what is next, the next theme will be the first Thursday of July and Carrie from The Shady Tree gave me some suggestions and one of them was Wild, I like that, so that will be the next theme. As always, your interpretation.
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This one caught me by surprise. I thought I had weeks to go and then on the weekend I realised it was now. So amazing that we are at another theme already. It has been lots of fun to see all the images coming in.

We need to come up with a new theme, I was given one idea, believe or belief, I am not sure about it, but if you want to do it then we will go ahead, but I’m open to other suggestions.
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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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Here we are once again, and once again I’m running late. I had a massive day yesterday and I didn’t seem to get time for anything, one being doing this post. There have been some amazing submissions for the theme of Shadows, it was a great one really. Always good to see what everyone has sent. I hope you enjoy them too.

We need another theme for next month, I was thinking culture, whatever that means to you. Of course, as always, your interpretation.
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MM 3-41: Theme Reflections

Here we are with our next theme, Reflections. It seems many of you enjoyed this theme and I received more photos that I have for a long time. It was great to see them all coming in. Though I was a little surprised that no one sent a photo of themselves reflected in a mirror, so there you go.

Next week, and for the rest of the month you can send any monochrome image you like, that is until the first week of March when it will time for the next theme, which Debby from THEPHOTOSEYE suggested and I loved, so it will be Shadow/s. As usual, your interpretation.
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This has been a great theme for MM 3-12 and I have really enjoyed watching all the images come in. There has been such a variety for the theme High and so many interpretations. Thank you to everyone who has sent in images for it.

The next theme is the first Monochrome Madness of August and it will be Movement.

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I had a few ideas for this, but in the end I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than one of the images I took from the Empire State Building while I was in New York last year. I put a yellow tone over it as it made it look warmer and night lights tend to have a yellow tinge to them. I also exaggerated the curve of the earth, makes it feel like I was really high.

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.

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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 Thursday 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.