MM 195: Theme Street Art/Graffiti


It seems you all enjoyed this theme for MM 195 and lots of images of street art and graffiti have been coming in for it. It has been really surprising to see how different monochrome images of graffiti are. 

We need to pick another theme, how about telephone, your interpretation. It will be the first Wednesday in March.

My Image


I used the theme as an excuse to try and photograph some graffiti with the infrared camera. Someone had said that it can look very different with it. Not sure that it really is, but this seemed to be the best one. It was taken in AC/DC lane here in Melbourne.

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.

MM 195

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.

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  1. Wow, I was surprised to see solaner’s image, as I’ve seen one of that same mural rotate through on my Chromecast! It’s intriguing art, so it’s no wonder it’s widely photographed.

    I love the details of graffiti, and monochrome really gives them a unique edge. Wonderful theme 🙂

    1. It was a surprising theme, I think Brianna, I wasn’t sure it would work, but it was really amazing. Thanks for being part of it.

  2. I’m very surprised about the results. I don’t miss the colors in most of the images. Thanks, for being brave enough to challenge us with this very special theme!

    1. I don’t think you are alone there André, I think it has surprised a lot of us how well they came out, I think they almost look better. You’re welcome, thank you for being up for the challenge.

    1. I’ll need to set my alarm to remind me. Spring is a busy time. I teach an online class in American history for a college in New York. Also you may have noticed that I’ve expanded my SmugMug site in the effort to sell images. I know, excuses, excuses excuses. I’ll try.

    2. No pressure Tim, I understand what it is like to be busy, so all good, if you have time I would love to images from you again, but if not, then that is fine too. Take care.

    1. I know very little about it with photography – but have heard amazing things about the health products – like mats and saunas – hmmm

    2. so far – uh – so-so – had a mild case of that flu and it was annoying – but at least I only got a touch – ya know?

  3. Another great selection of images. I am surprised by how effective each image is in monochrome since we tend to be drawn to the bold colours of street art.

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