Monochrome Madness #7 – Emotions

This week we have a new host for Monochrome Madness and she has picked emotions. When she first told me she wanted to do this, I was a bit puzzled as to what I would do for it. It has been a struggle and I’ve known about it for a few weeks.

Claire is our host this week and you can go to her blog, MRS. CLAIRE GUTKNECHT, to find out more about the challenge of Emotions.

I tried to think about what to do, but I don’t photograph people. Well I have in the past, but it isn’t something I like to do. So I wondered what else I could do. Then I wondered if emotions could be evoked through looking at an image. So I thought we could test it.

This is an image from New Zealand and was taken on a boat cruise. It was a lovely morning, but rain was threatening us a lot.


This is a long exposure taken at one of the Pink Lakes up in the Mallee. I almost didn’t recognise it because of the water, usually there isn’t any.

Monochrome Wednesday - a salt lake

This was taken down near Flinders at a blow hole, though I’ve never really seen it blowing, if that makes sense. Maybe it doesn’t do it anymore.


Cape Otway Lighthouse. You never really know what the weather will be when you go there. It seems on this visit it was a lovely sunny day.


What do you think? Can an image evoke emotions in you? What emotions do you think you get from these images?

Thank you Claire for being our host this week.

Participating in Monochrome Madness

If you would like to participate in this challenge please post photos on your blog and use the tag Monochrome-Madness, then I can use the reader to see what you post.

You can also leave a pingback, do they still call them that? Basically, you put a link to my monochrome madness post in your post and it leaves a link in the comment section.

Don’t forget to check out the Monochrome Madness page. On this page, the next theme is announced and there is also all the information for participating. We have also included a list of themes that will be coming in the future so if you want to be able to plan ahead you can. They aren’t in order, but will happen. Please go and check it out. Click on the Monochrome Madness heading in the menu.

Also if you would like to host one week or more, let me know.

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  1. That lighthouse! An emotion of safety, for sailors in the pre-electronic era; an emotion of delight, for me right now. Delight in the multi-chrome gradations of this supposedly monochrome image; delight in that blazing vertical against the serried horizontals; delight, especially in that walkway, with its arrow of black bisecting the white railings and drawing me forward…

  2. Great Photographs. I think the first one is the one that creates the most emotional response for me. The sky really draws the eye and rain is obviously threatening. Enough to make you shiver and wonder where your umbrella is.

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