Monochrome Madness – Living in the forest

When I was going through all my photos to find the Milky Way shots I kept finding all these images that I knew I could use here.

I’ve never tried doing images like this in monochrome before and I thought it might be good to see how they look.

I don’t know that I’ve ever done images like this for monochrome madness before. I always enjoy seeing the photos that others do of small plants and flowers, mushrooms too. I thought it was about time to see if I could do some like the others I have seen.

Here are my measely attempts. I’m not convinced they work, but it has been fun trying it out. I think I would like to do more in future. I have seen some amazing monochrome images of flowers and plants and I think would like to try doing more.

What do you think of monochrome images of plants and flowers?

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, as then I can use the reader to see what you post.

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42 Comments

  1. Coincidentally I have featured plants this time – I like the B&W because it shows the sculpture like structure of these forms – the moss ‘flowers’ are heartbreakingly beautiful

  2. Measely is never a word that comes to mind when I see your photographs. Good, strong, well done, and wow(!) are the words that come up. I think these work very well. I especially like the mushroom shots.

  3. They work because there’s enough contrast. Although I still like flowers in color. My challenge for LAPC this week will show one in black and white.

    1. Thank you Anne. I’m a bit the same about flowers, then I see the work of others think, whow they looks so good. I will have to see if I can spot it.

    1. Thank you Brian, It is interesting to see what works and what doesn’t. I loved Mapplethorps B&W flowers. I really should try picking some flowers and doing more photography on them.

  4. Something magical about monochrome and your title “Monochrome Madness”, is very apt. Perhaps these and some of your color photographs with some of your writing can be made into a coffee table picture book. You can self-publish them via sites like createspace to keep your costs down. I wish you well. You are an uber talented photographer!

    1. Thank you, though I did a book once before, it was a lot of work and no one wanted to buy it. Not something I would ever do again.

  5. They are very beautiful in what I call black and white, Leanne! Your skills are amazing. ❀️

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