MM 3-6: Monochrome Madness

We have a smaller amount of photos this week, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it is nice to look at a few. They are all stellar images so I know you will enjoy them.

Remember the theme is the first week of June and the next one is Closed, your interpretation.


This is a fountain near Parliament House here in Melbourne. I’ve wondered what a long exposure of this fountain would look like and yesterday I finally had a chance to do it. I used the Formatt Hitech ND 10 stop filter. This is a one minute exposure. I like how it looks, but also very please there wasn’t much on the other side.

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
  • 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.

36 Responses

  1. I like your image!
    Liebe Gruesse Monika

  2. I also mention my top 5: 17, 19, 20, 23, 24 – but, all arre great!

  3. I especially liked 2, 7(amusing), 17, 22 & 24.

  4. The fountains shot is wonderful, Leanne, and I really like the Mexi one too. So much to choose from. 🙂

  5. It’s hard to choose, they really are all fantastic this week and smaller gallery is less visual overload!! but I like Carrie’s, Amy’s and yours this week. 19,20, 24

  6. Nice mix again this week. I still wish we could comment on individual photos… So much better than just saying my favourites are: 4, 5, 20, 23, 24!

  7. Impressive collection! So many lovely entries.. Really like the one to ‘host’ this weeks gallery (#20), absolutely stunning shot.
    And also like #2,5,6 and 13! Well done everybody 🙂

  8. Each of these images brought me somewhere special, from the lonely stunning tree to the dazzling macro rain drops to the storm and windy seas to each one in-between. Such beautiful story telling in the images this week. I really love your image, Leanne. What a great use of your filters! I love how the benches come slowly out of the background as your eye wanders the image and the shapes and look of the water spouting out is beautiful. Great group of images this week, bravo everyone!

  9. Trying to select my top five again, and again it’s hard, but here it is: 3, 5, 7, 12, 20.

  10. Issy’s husband Al is my favourite!

  11. My favorites this week are 18, 19, and 21!

  12. Leanne your photo this week is absolutely stunning! I just love it! The long exposure really gives it an abstract look and feel – I like the subtle hint of the benches. This is fabulous and I just cannot say enough about your shot here!

  13. I really like the long exposure fountain!

  14. Leanne, I really like your image this week!

  15. The collection this week is great!

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