MM 4-20: Theme, Tree/Trees

It is theme week, I do look forward to them each month. I didn’t think I would be a theme sort of person, but I like to see what I can do for them. I have to say there have been some incredible images coming in. I think this is a great post and think the photos are beautiful, I hope you agree. 

Remember, no MM for the next two weeks, we will resume on the 28th, then the following week will be the next theme. Which means I need to come up with a theme, the only thing I can think of is Door, as always your interpretation.


Here is another image from Alowyn Gardens the other day. I love the blossoms on the tree. I asked my daughter what she thought of it and she said it looked Japanese, I’ll take that. It is an infrared image.

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. This is the first time I’ve clicked on this “Monochrome Madness” post and I have to say, what an amazing idea.
    My current question is; how do you let everyone know what the next theme is?
    Is it “Doors” like you said, or is that just something you had in mind and were looking for feedback?
    I will definitely be participating in this. (already have an idea for door)
    Ben R4mZ

    1. Thank you, we all enjoy it Ben.
      I let people know at the beginning of the post. The next one will be door, however, we only do the themes the first Thursday of the month, all the other weeks you can send whatever you like.
      That’s great to hear, when you are ready send it in before the first Thursday of next month and remember I’m in Australia so time wise, ahead most of the world.

  2. Very nice gallery this week, Leanne! That IR modification to your old camera seems to have been a worthwhile investment. Can’t wait to see some more of those in the future.

  3. Love this tree gallery! The tree image of the Alowyn Gardens is so beautiful, Leanne. 🙂

  4. Strong images again for MM. Trees are a great subject for monochrome photography as it makes the texture and shapes more emphatic within the image.

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