MM 4-21: Monochrome Madness


It has been a couple of weeks and it is time to get back into our Monochrome Madness. It was nice to have a break, but equally nice to get back into it. Remember everyone is welcome to join in, and all the instruction on how to send your images are at the bottom of this post.

Next week is the first week of October and that means theme week. The theme is door or doors, you interpretation.


During my time in Tasmania the weather was a bit variable, and for the first couple of days we had nothing but clear skies. I found the infrared camera fantastic in these conditions. My friend pointed this tree out to me and as soon as I took some images with it I knew it would be good for days like that. I have been playing more with the processing and seeing what I could do with them. This is a straight black and white with no tones, very unusual for me.

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. Will be back to MM when I come back from my two-week vacation.
    Beautiful set of MM, Leanne. 🙂

    1. Thank you solaner, I love what infrared does to trees, well, not in rainforests, it doesn’t really work there, unfortunately.

    2. Oh, what a surprise. I‘d have expected the same effect on all plants with clorophyl in the leaves when in full sunlight

  2. What a stunning tree, it looks so wild and vibrant with the effect of your infrared camera. Just a wonderful entry.

    1. I’m so happy to see you’ve found some creative flow around this new approach. I think it suits you well!

    2. Thank you Carrie, I love the freedom of the Infrared, I don’t know what it is, it is like being a new photographer and seeing the world in a whole new way.

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