MM 3-36: The last one for the year


It is almost here again for the year, Christmas, love it or hate it, celebrate it or not, it is a big deal in most “western” countries. You can’t really avoid it. It is, in some ways, a nice way to finish off the year. Expensive, but thankfully it happens only once a year. So people were asked to send photos of where they were this week and I was very happy to see that many sent photos with snow, love those, especially as we have a hot week ahead of us.

Next MM will not be until January.

I haven’t decided on themes for next year, am always happy to get suggestions. I was thinking of not doing one for January. It is too hard to get out and take photos as this time. What do you think?

melbourne-christmas-yarrariver-evanwalkerbridge-monochromeChristmas time in Melbourne, what does it mean, well it is party time really. It is the start of the summer holidays here. So there are lots of people out drinking and partying. It is summer, so the weather is warm to hot. Doesn’t tend to get really hot until January. In the city there are people everywhere, people shopping, people just looking, people partying. It is quite wild and somewhere I tend to stay away from. This was taken early one evening when everyone was out. It was a balmy evening and a nice one to be out.

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.


2/ Cardinal Guzman

3/ MyBlog – solaner

4/ through the viewfinder

5/ Ritva Sillanmäki

6/ Crow Canyon Journal


8/ the changing palette

9/ Lisa Chelkowski

10/ rainy day reflections

11/ gottatakemorepix

12/ P N C O

13/ Cafe Ludwig

14/ Stupidity Hole

15/ The World Is a Book…

16/ Snow’s Fissures and Fractures

17/ macquie

18/ Leanne Cole


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. fabulous year end images!! I wish everyone the best for the New Year. Thank you Leanne for the wonderful challenges though I have fallen behind this month!!

    1. They have been Cybele, it’s been really nice. You are welcome,thank you so much for participating and being part of it. It happens. Don’t stress. Merry Christmas, and I hope 2017 is a fabulous year for you.

  2. Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe 2017 to you and yours.

  3. These are lovely. I can’t wait to get there! Only three more days until I leave LAX! 🙂 Have a great Christmas, Leanne! 🙂

    1. Not long! I told everyone at church tonight I’m leaving tomorrow and it’s not till Monday. I’m getting. Anxious to be on my way! 😀😀😀

  4. Love the color pop in your image, Leanne. I wish you a wonderful Holiday season and a happy 2017.

  5. Another good variety of images and I was pleased to recognize one of the subjects: I know David Hume and his shiny toe on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile well.

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