MM 3-37: New Year New Start, Monochrome Madness

Here we go again, coming up close to our third year anniversary, well not close, but it will be here before we know it.

New theme means new gallery and I have tried to find a theme that has a gallery the way that many liked previously. I know this self hosting has been a bit of a pain, but I hope you like that you can now comment on individual photos in the gallery.

Themes, I have to come up with a theme for next month, the first Thursday of February, so I have decided on reflections, again, your interpretation.

I went to Healesville Sanctuary the other day and we were checking out a new section. It is a wetland and also an aviary with plenty of room for the birds to fly, as you can see. This is a Royal Spoonbill flying around in it.


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.

28 Responses

  1. I like especially the Flower 2017, it looks illuminated. Happy New Year.

  2. Hi Leanne, like the ability to leave comments. Adrian

  3. I’m with Robyn .. what a great start to 2017! Love this .. well done to everyone 😃

  4. It’s good to see you back, LeeAnn!! Your work I have no words for. How I long to have the time to dedicate to my photography to learn and learn some more. Happy New Year 2017. I’m going to try to follow by email. <3

    • Thank you Amy, It is nice to have the time to devote to my photography, it would be sad to lose that. All the best to you as well for 2017, I hope you have a splendid year.

  5. Excellent stuff, Leanne. I need to do more b/w photography too. Perhaps this will be inspirational 🙂
    Happy 2017.

  6. Amy

    That is an awesome bird capture!

  7. Great shot of this beautiful bird Leanne.. lovely to see it in full flight!

  8. Such a beautiful start to 2017! Hope you have an amazing year filled with beautiful adventures!

  9. Wonderful gallery Leanne. What a great start to 2017!

  10. Nice. Might have to start contributing again.

  11. Happy New Year, Leanne! Love seeing your images, I don’t tell you that often enough.

  12. David Mayne

    Happy new year Leanne the image of inside the church is beautiful well done

  13. Happy New Year, Leanne! Hope you have the best year ever!!

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