MM 3-44: Monochrome Madness

Next week is the next theme week for Monochrome Madness so get your images in. Remember it is Shadow or shadows.

I don’t have a photo this week. Something happened yesterday and I’m feeling a little flat, so I just couldn’t bring myself to doing a photo. I’m starting to question my whole place in the photography world and wondering if I should have choosen something else. More about it on Friday. We did get lots of other wonderful images, so let’s go straight to them.

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.

18 Responses

  1. I can understand the uncertainty you’re going through. Photography in the digital age has become more competitive when compared to the film era. The other pressure, particularly when part of the business is web-based, people want things for free, or at least very low cost. I hope you’re able to find your solution.

    MM – excellent submissions as always. Seems I’m drawn to Rajiv’s old, but beautiful car. 🙂

    • that is for sure David, I guess it is trying to find that niche that will make you stand apart, I obviously haven’t found it yet. Oh yes, everyone wants everything for free these days, no one wants to pay for anything, look at how my magazine turned out. I guess I will continue, or maybe find a real job. lol. thank you David.

  2. I hope you’re feeling a little bit better now Leanne! Can understand it can be difficult to be in this profession, but i feel that you have a lot to offer. And sometimes when there are circumstances like the repair of the house, it can be a good moment to think everything through and see why you appreciate photography and what is bothering you with it. I’m looking forward to your next post, as for myself i have a wish to do more creatively to make a living. It’s not the easiest way, but i feel that i can be very rewarding!
    Perhaps this is good for you to settle and see which way you want to go.. blessings often come in disguises 🙂

    Pieter

    • Thank you Pieter, it can be very hard, and I am feeling better, resigned to the fact that for some people life will always be good and for others, it really sucks most of the time and you have to just keep trying to get ahead. It is very rewarding to be creative, and it is helping me understand what I must do. I hope you are right, thank you so much Pieter.

    • Yes I can understand. Sometimes the ride can be rough. What helps for me is to focus on what I can do for others, instead of focusing of what is lacking for me at that point. We all got so much to offer, if only we allow ourselves to 🙂
      And after all, we’re human. So means emotions, struggle and challenges. I wish that something good comes out of this for you Leanne. Your work is great! May it be of joy to you 🙂

    • That is a lovely way to think Pieter, though I have a house that needs a new roof and various other repairs, so income is desperately needed. Thank you so much, it would be nice to be rewarded.

    • Perhaps you could see if there’s a construction company who could use a little promoting.. and then give you a discount 🙂
      And being rewarded is always nice, but it’s fleeting.. I try not to focus too much on recognition, as I’ve noticed it makes me longing for more. It will never be enough. So instead I try to be true to myself and the same goes for the photos 🙂

    • Yes perhaps. though I think I might try pursuing more writing, I think I’m quite good at that and I would like to do more.
      Yes, it is nice. I think I want to earn a living from this, it doesn’t have to be a lot, but enough to help out around here. Thanks Pieter. 😀

  3. Leanne you are an amazing photographer. I understand more than you can imagine about questioning whether photography was right. I too need to have an income and am trying to get back into the “regular” working world. I look forward to your post on Friday.

    Tamara

    • Thank you so much Tamara. I am trying to think of what I can do that is around photography and what I could possibly make a living from, so I’m still exploring it all. I might be a bit late with that post, but you will see it. Thanks again.

  4. Sorry life is tough at the moment. Not a good time to make decisions that mean change but it can be hard to make money from creativity. You have a lot to offer though so don’t give up on photography!

    • It is very hard and while most of the time I accept it, sometimes when I get offered something it just doesn’t seem fair, what they want from me. Thank you so much, the support is wonderful.

  5. Hi Leanne. I’m sorry you’re feeling down at the moment. You definitely have chosen the right profession, your images are amazing, and the information you pass on to those of us who are working our way up is wonderful and very much appreciated. I’m not in a position to be able to pay for lessons, but if I had the money, you are definitely someone I would pay to learn from. I hope you continue to publish your blog. I haven’t shared in MM for a long time as I have such a lot going on in my life and photography has taken a back seat for a while, but I’m changing that as I had missed it so much. I’ll try to get an image for next week’s theme. Remember you have a lot of supporters out here and we love you.

    • Thank you so much Deborah, it is nice that so many feel that way. That is really nice of you to say, I have to start thinking of what I’m going to do, we have a house that needs repairs and I need to earn money, so I might have to look at something different. I will have to think. That would be great if you could start doing it again. I’ve missed you. Thank you so much, it is always good to hear that.

  6. Great photos! Quick query — why is it that statues always look so good in monochrome?

  7. So nice to still be doing this!

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