Monochrome Madness – Starting the new year with flowers

Happy New Year.

I’m back, don’t know what is going to happen here on the blog, but I will work on some stuff. We will see how it goes.

Thank you for all the Christmas wishes. I had a great Christmas though the new year is a little different as my daughter has packed up with her boyfriend to move to Darwin. It is a long way away, but I think they will be fine. I might even be able to get a trip up there to see them. It is only for a year, and I think they will have a wonderful time.

It is summer and things are blooming in my garden. Doing macro photography is one of those things that I really look forward to summer for. I have been planting lots of different things, so I hope I can show you a wide range of images over the next few months.

I do hate landscape photography in summer, but will get back to doing more when the weather cools down.

I’m also thinking about getting back to doing some food photography too. So many plans, hopefully, I will get some done.

I took these photos in my garden today. I thought it would be nice to see how they turned out in monochrome. I hope you like them.

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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  1. happy new year to you, all the best in 2024. I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging, but I am thinking of reviving the old blog! I was so happy to see you are still doing the Monochrome Madness. I will probably just follow along for a while see what everyone is doing. take care

    1. Thank you Janice, how are you? Happy new year to you too. I sort of gave it up a bit, but I’m trying to be better now. It is almost the only thing I do now. I don’t do FB or meta anymore. I hardly ever do IG, so the blog it is.
      Yeah, I think there were others that wanted me to keep doing it, and I do enjoy it actually. I look forward to hearing more from you. I still remember that morning we had in Melbourne. I got some of my favourite images that morning. Take care.

  2. Hello Leanne. Great blog post and happy new year friend. I hope to see more photographs from your blog and the black and white white balance picturesπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

    1. Thank you Sarah, Happy New Year to you too. I saw your post. Though something is wrong with the reader and almost no posts are showing up in it anymore.

    1. Oh yes, you are on the wrong side of the world, lol. I have so many things coming out at the moment, though we are getting lots of rain which does spoil the flowers somewhat. Archives are wondeful. Thank you so much Elke.

  3. Happy New Year Leanne πŸ™‚. I have a picture of a dried up hydrangea, which is a lovely shade of brown. I guess that would also qualify to be a monochrome but I wasn’t sure. So I chose a sculpture for this week πŸ™‚.

    1. Thank you and the best to you for the year ahead. Yes, absolutely I think it would, sounds wonderful, I look forward to seeing it.

  4. Fabulous Leanne πŸ™‚ Suitably inspired for my Monochrome Madness, I had to do flowers as well πŸ™‚

  5. I’m always thrilled when I see that you’ve posted, because I get such inspiration from your photography. These are lovely! Although it’s deep winter here, I think I still have a couple of brown blooms in the garden. I’m going to go shoot and see if they turn out half as lovely as yours. Thank you and Happy New Year!

    1. That is really nice of you to say. I love that I can do that. I love brown blooms, they can be so beautiful. You’re welcome and thank you too.

    1. Thank you Anne, start the way you intend to finish or something like that.
      I’ve been seeing footage of the storms on coast there, sad to see the places we visited together getting bombarded again.

    1. Not really a new idea Anita, I’ve been doing it for years and you have commented on it before, in fact 3 times on this one post. I will delete the other two. Makes me wonder if you use a bot to leave comments for you, are you real? I often find your comments a little bizarre.

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