Posts from the ‘Monochrome Madness Challenge’ category

Fog in the forest….

It is now officially winter down here in Oz and this last week was cold, dark and foggy (maximums of 6 C which for us is cold!).  I like the fog and the silhouettes it creates – these are evergreen Eucalyptus trees.  This is my submission for MM 2-14 hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole on Wednesdays – do have a look for a wonderful variety of monochrome images.

fog trees

Click on the image for the best view

 

MMC2-10 – and more fungi!

At last I have had the time to submit to MMC!   If you love monochrome images then do take time to visit Leanne Cole‘s regular Wednesday post which features a diverse gallery of images from photographers worldwide. Thanks as always to Leanne for her hard work putting together this post.  My entry for this week is more fungi taken in beautiful autumn light 🙂

toadstool 5

 

Undulations & MM2 – 1!

Hello again everyone!  Once more, apologies for not responding to comments (I appreciate them!) or liking posts, but at least I’m managing to post for Monochrome Madness, the first week of year two, hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole.  I took this nearly a month ago in a landscape shaped by a distant history of volcanoes…the grass is bleached white, it is barren and dry with granite outcrops.  On this day, there were massive clouds moving very quickly causing huge shadow and light contrasts  If you click in, there are cows on the left crest in what I think of as a folded or undulating landscape 🙂

undulation

Click in twice for detail

 

A brewing storm (MMC51)….

A brief hello again!  The week has been a very sultry and stormy one here, a dramatic end to our official summer.  This image was taken in near infrared late on Saturday afternoon as a storm was building – I love the way clouds render in near IR 🙂 🙂  It is also my submission for Monochrome Madness – week 51 (and a special week coming up next week) hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and published tomorrow (AEDT).

storm clouds gathering

As always click in for more detail. Taken on a modified Nikon D90

 

Power cut….

Hello! 🙂  I’ve been absent again and being realistic, with harvest about a month away I’m likely to be sporadic with posts for a while longer.  Apologies to comments I haven’t replied to and people whose posts I would like to comment on…BUT I did manage this entry for MMC 50 on the ever hard working Leanne Cole’s blog! (Published tomorrow AEDT)   Taken last weekend in very hot and thundery weather, I saw these old and broken power poles – the surreal starkness reminding me almost of a Dali painting 🙂

broken line

Click in twice for more detail. Processed in SEP2 with a red filter.

 

Monochrome Madness 48 & Day 3 of 5!

More often than not, when I capture an image, I already have in my mind if it is going to be black and white or colour.  This plant (I think is a type of Sedum) was intended to be black and white but I did hesitate when I saw the file as it is a wonderful monochrome of greens.  It’s shapes I found very beautiful and reminded me of some William Morris designs.

Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 3 of 5.  In turn, today I am nominating StillWalks, whose images are taken from areas where I grew up.  I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it.  It is also my submission for MMC 48 curated and hosted by Leanne Cole.

flower head 1

MMC37 – A poppy in macro…

I have submitted this to the 37th Monochrome Madness and it is a happy coincidence that I have chosen a poppy to be posted on this special Remembrance Day (though this image is not of a Flanders Poppy).

poppy flower macro

As always, click in for a larger and more detailed view.

Hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by both Leanne and Laura Macky, posted Wednesday mornings (AEDT) – a heap of wonderful monochrome images from all over the world 🙂

Avenue of Honour – MMC 35

This is an image of the Avenue of Honour at Macedon.  An important part of Australian culture, there are 547 known avenues in Australia.  Each tree represents a person who saw or died in wartime service, generally in the First World War.  The planting of this one was initially finished in August 1918 – you can read the local newspaper article here.  Also this is my submission for the 35th Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole and posted Wednesday mornings (ADST)

macedon avenue of honour

Taken on Nikon D90 converted to near infrared. Click in for larger view.

Monochrome Madness – Week 34

Yet another week has rolled around and so tomorrow morning (AEST) sees week 34 of Monochrome Madness on Leanne Cole’s blog.  If you are interested in monochrome images then do visit the post with global submissions from some very talented artists. This is my submission – ‘A Hint of an Orchid’.  I’ve been experimenting with very shallow depth of field using the 105 mm macro and am starting to get the type of images I want 🙂

orchid b

As always, click in for more detail…An orchid growing in a pot at home.