Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness: My Contributions to Date

I’ve mentioned it before . . . Leanne Cole does a weekly Monochrome Madness post consisting of all the B&W photos she receives. These are not contests. Rather, it’s a place for photographers to show their B&W work; anyone can submit photos.

Every four weeks she has a themed post. Last week it was water. I showed my contribution in the last post, but it is perhaps worth showing again as a part of the summary of my themed contributions to date.

In reverse order, the three themed contributions to date were “Water” . . . 


. . . “Fences” . . . 


. . . and the letters “MM” . . . 

Alaska Cruise 2012

My regular contributions included scary bugs . . . 

2014 Flowers,

. . . good eats . . . 

Winter, Snow, Scenery,

Flowers, bees,insects,

Flowers, bees,insects,

Vegetation made a few appearances . . . 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

Fall Leaves,

Fall Leaves,

. . . including fake vegetation.


Of course, this being me, I have birds.




A lady Tree Swallow:


. . . and a hawk:

Northern Goshawk,

I don’t often do architecture, but I thought this church would work in B&W.

Cruise 2014, Barbados,

Inanimate objects also made an appearance . . . 

Vintage Cameras,

Still Life

Still Life

Notice the cups are not B&W . . . that’s because ‘monochrome’ is not just B&W. For instance, this shell sitting on a wine cork . . . 

macro, sea shells,

I even contributed my frog furniture . . . 

Snow, Winter,

This week I contributed another attempt at an ‘artsy’ shot . . . 

seeds, grass seeds

Monochrome Madness is open to all, and as mentioned is not a contest . . . it’s a showcase for people’s B&W efforts. Professional or amateur, all are welcomed. If you have a favorite B&W photo or even a not-so-favorite, consider contributing; you will not be judged, and the photo might provide enjoyment for a pair of eyes or two.

The next themed challenge: the letter “K”. I’ll have to think about that. 

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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6 Responses to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness: My Contributions to Date

  1. tybeetabby says:

    Lovely photos….my three favorites were the hawk, heron and swallow. Guess I like birds too. Beautiful work.


  2. All great photos, Emilio! But, I especially enjoyed the scary bugs, MM, frog-furniture, peppers and the birds! :-) Always love the birds!!! :-)
    I can’t wait to see what you contribute to the “K” challenge!
    HUGS!!! :-)


  3. Ranger says:

    Simply beautiful, ejd! I especially love the heron, I’d love to buy a print of that, if you were ever thinking of going in that direction.


    • disperser says:

      I’m not sure how it would translate to print (B&W printing can be iffy). Perhaps I’ll give it a shot to see how it turns out. As far as buying a print . . .

      . . . well, I could load the photo to SmugMug, and people could then order whatever they want (meaning whatever size and medium they like). That’s an option with all the photos loaded there, but since I add a copyright to what I upload, I don’t think most people think about buying stuff.

      Perhaps I will add a gallery without my copyright for them who want to purchase prints.

      I’ll post here if I do that, but I need to reproduce it at a higher resolution than the version above.


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