MM 4-27: Monochrome Madness


This has to be quick today, I hope you don’t mind.

The next theme is Up in the Air. So it will be the first Thursday of December.


One of the images I took on the weekend. I really like that old shipping crane, and am always looking for ways to photograph it. It is a long exposure and I thought it could be interesting in monochrome.

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. Hi Leanne. The quality of these images is superb. Well done for getting them all together in one place.

  2. That is a great selection of photos. Not to take away anything from prior weeks, but I stopped at every photo and took my time to examine them.

    Well done, all.

  3. I do love your MMs, I don’t join in anymore because of the lack of interaction between the contributors. I used to comment on each photo and no-one else seemed to do that. Love the graveyard, the Japanese scene and the ferns.

    1. That’s great to hear, that is sad to hear, unfortunately I don’t seem to be able to get many people to interact with it anymore, I don’t know what I can. It is rather sad.

    2. If I may venture a guess . . . It’s rare that I like all the photos (this week is an exception) and commenting on some and not others always leaves me feeling as if I’m slighting the people whose photos I don’t comment on.

      It would be different if this was a critique-type forum, but it’s not. Plus, some of the people know each other from following each other’s blogs and often we’ve already commented on the submitted photos.

      But ultimately, it goes back to this being a weekly thing . . . some people might get a compliment one week and not the next and while it’s not my concern (I’m not their dad . . . or mom), I do peripherally wonder how they will react. By praising a few photos, will I make the others feel like their work sucks? Commenting on each and saying something nice about all of them seems (again, to me) a bit dishonest. There are photos that do nothing for me and telling the people so is not helpful (unless, again, this was a critique forum — that would probably scare more people than attract them) and I don’t want to lie to them, so saying nothing is a good option.

      There are times like this week . . . I could fawn over every photo, but that gets old. Other times, I’ll comment on a particularly striking photo, something different and new. But, for most of the weeks, the majority of the photos are great, a few are good, and fewer still are OK but nothing that fires me up.

      If I like a photo, I usually check out the blogs, and if I like their work, I might subscribe (found a few blogs that way) but even there, I’m pushing my limit of how many blogs I can follow. So ultimately, I use this to give me ideas and to see what others do when dealing with B&W.

      Beyond that, I don’t have other expectations. I think more people should contribute, but the quality of photos can be daunting for someone new. Heck, it’s often daunting for me (high quality work appears here on a regular basis — almost makes me want to attend some classes . . . then I remember I’m happy with the level of my work and there will always be someone better and I’d be a fool to ctry and chase them).

      However, not joining because of a lack of interaction seems counterintuitive. You went from a low level of involvement to no level of involvement. Not sure how that would ever promote more interaction. I also assume that, if you keep commenting, eventually a conversation would ensue. It takes time to build trust and to develop the confidence to interact. .

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