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.
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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