MM 196: Monochrome Madness

Here we go again Monochrome Madness week number 196. It is always amazing how quickly MM comes around each week. Not that I mind, but it does take me by surprise sometimes.We need to pick another theme, how about telephone, your interpretation. It will be the first Wednesday in March.

My Image


This was taken on the weekend with the Tamron 24-70mm lens. I was in the city doing a one on one with a woman and we walked past here and I took some photos of the escalators. Always interesting to see if you can get the symmetry right.

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.

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  1. I’m wondering — having read many MM comments — that a number of people who comments don’t see anything but your photo. It’s the only photo that shows on the WP Reader and since the reader lets you comment without opening the post, I think that’s why you get the types of comments you do.

    Mind you, it could also be that’s all people want to comment on, your photos, but I remember a few posts where you had someone else’s photo on there and you got comments as if it was yours.

    That’s one of the reason I don’t like the WP reader. It lets people scan posts without reading them and interact with the author of the post without the visitors bothering to read the whole post.

    I occasionally get those type of comments, where someone leaves a comment or asks a question that only makes sense if they haven’t read what I wrote or if they’ve only seen one photo of the usual 200-300 I post.

    I could be wrong, of course. Actually, let’s just be generous and assume I’m wrong.

    1. Actually I think you are wrong, this week people have commented, but my images hardly ever get any. Most of the time people comment on lots of others. The only time I get anything is when it is something that is different, which is perhaps why it has happened today.

      I have been using my photo for social media purposes, so when the post goes on my social media it is my image. I spent all my time explaining it wasn’t mine when I did it the other way.

      I get what you mean about the reader, it is hard in that situation. I think are right about the reader though.

  2. That is very wonderful and just flows. I really love the composition and how the monochrome works so well with it. Great shot!

    1. You are welcome. I usually don’t have much luck either with such symmetrical images, but that one is spectacular! Thanks again.

    1. Thank you Laura, the symmetry was hard, but I loved how the only focus seemed to be the escalators. I like the art deco you have described.

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