Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness: The Letter “K”

Leanne Cole does a weekly Monochrome Madness post consisting of all the B&W photos she receives. It’s not a contest, but a place for photographers to show their B&W work; anyone can submit photos.

Every four weeks she has a themed post. This week, for MM2-17, it was the letter “K”.

Before I get into my submission, here are the photos I submitted since my last post about Monochrome Madness.

Flowers, C-130, Bugs,

Fall Leaves,

So . . . the letter “K”

Immediately, I thought of kaleidoscopically but not only do I not have a kaleidoscope, I also have no idea how to apply it to the theme if I had. I mean, I could photograph the dang thing, but it would just look like any other tube.

So then I thought of kinaesthetically . . . perhaps a blurred photograph? Nah, think of something else . . . Knickknackatory? 

That would be perfect were it not for the fact we’ve been divesting ourselves of such things.

There are plenty of subjects to illustrate kakistocracy, but how do I get access to photograph them? 

If I knew where the Kamchatka peninsula is located I could photograph a few Kamtschadales. I think there may be travel involved. 

I considered kneecapping in conjunction with kakistocracy, but that could get me in trouble.

I went down the list . . . keraunograph, kattinumdoo, karpholite, koluschan, kiefekil, khutbah, knight, khond, knar, kra . . . . wait! Knight!

I called the local Medieval Fair, but there were no knights to be had. BUT . . . OK, I admit I was rushed; we had gotten back from checking out Evanston, WY, and I had chores, bills, and snacks to take care of. I went and grabbed my now-many-years unused chess set, and set it up on a black glass table.


I did not take great care with the lighting because B&W is way more forgiving . . . and it was already dark outside, and I was in the lower level, and the flash was upstairs, etc. 

So, I then started to play around with the image. By play around I mean frantically throwing adjustment switches every which way.


A tad too bright and not enough details where I wanted them . . . 


A tad too dark . . .

I really liked this next one . . . 


. . . but wanted to keep in the black/gray/white family.

I decided on this one:


Again, you can check all of the submissions HERE.

Monochrome Madness is open to all. As mentioned, it is not a contest . . . it’s a showcase for people’s adventures in B&W photography. 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, for MM2-22: Bridges. I’m assuming the structures so-named, and not the various actors with that name. The MM2-22 is translated to Monochrome Madness Year 2, Week 22.

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6 Responses to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness: The Letter “K”

  1. oneowner says:

    The Knight was a good choice and your pick was the best but I think the most obvious “k” is “knife”. (I had to look up “kiefekil”.
    I have a chess set very similar to this.Got it as a gift more than 40 years ago. It came in a nice walnut box with foam place holders but the foam is completely dissolved now.


    • disperser says:

      The reason I did not choose knife is because I previously submitted a photo of knives:

      This chess set looks a tad beat up on the outside, but the inside is pristine. There are two rows of formed depressions for one each of the individual pieces, and two compartments for the duplicates.

      I’ll probably have it up on eBay sometime soon.


  2. What a kool, krazy, kicky idea! A letter K themed photo post! :-)
    And your knight submission is keen!
    Kind-HUGS. not Kinky-HUGS!!! :-P
    PS…now I’m off to look up the meaning of all those K words! :-)


  3. AnnMarie says:

    Besides all the interesting “K” words (most unknown to me), your second to last knights photo is stunning as it is sharp! Kneat!

    Liked by 1 person

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