Monochrome Madness! (218)

My first submission in ages!!. Do visit Leanne Cole’s wonderful site and see all the great images. I love monochrome portraits and moody scenes. Like Leanne Cole I sometimes forget about my infrared camera but I need to do more with it. I love the haunted effect. So my offering this week was the Gypsy….

Monochrome Madness and moon shadows

Two weeks behind but I’m here again! – and I haven’t done anything Goth for a while. Hallow’s eve or Samhain will be the next holiday and we will be deep into Autumn. I can only say that I feel the changes taking place in the earth and in myself – a transition from one…

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and more trees of course – my offering this week to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness! Shake away the soggy winter!! Spring has at last given this wet island a wonderful gift of wind light and shadow these last few days with the sun shining and warm between  currents of storm clouds.  I visited this lovely, trembling…

Cee’s black and white – what is beautiful to me

I love Cee’s monochrome challenges! This one is called “What is beautiful to me” I did a series of peacock shots – They are so spectacular I wasn’t sure if they would translate into mono but I thought this one looked as though he was electrified! I hope you think so too. His quivering tail caught the…

Ghosts at the Lake

a family story We sometimes summered at the lake when we were all young. I look at the old movies and photographs of us- mom, dad, and the four siblings, cousins, friends and grandparents, laughing, with arms around each other, and wish I could peel back the fading layers of time.  Sometimes I think I see…

Cee’s Black and White Challenge -Heads and facial features

Cee’s Photography Blog has some wonderful photography tips, inspirations and challenges – This week it’s the Black and White  Challenge of Heads and Facial Features– lots of fun! So I found some heads of the family Mysterious Magical Scary She looks like she could use a cup of coffee on her way to kill a hobbit Scarier…

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Marvelous Monochrome Madness again. Do visit Leanne Cole’s wonderful Blog for all the great submissions! Here are a few of my travels at home and abroad

Monochrome Madness # 2-5 ( and fairies)

The way to Monochrome Madness!! Do check out Leanne Cole’s wonderful gallery of submissions Here I played with an older photo I like and had some fun with fairies “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.  Edgar Allan Poe, I wanted to include a…

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 Monochrome Madness on Machrie Moor-which could also be Monochrome Moor? 🙂 This week we were challenged to represent the letters MM in our submission Please visit Leanne Cole’s weekly Monochrome Madness on her wonderful blog I added a few stars and a slight topaz glow to this infrared image. And here are a few glimpses…

Cee’s Black and White Challenge

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms and Outhouses not so beautiful or ethereal but great fun and a chuckle! Bathrooms to cry for- toilet paper!! Bring your own  The throne at Bunratty Castle – County Clare, the seat is always cold you might break an ankle on the stairs leading up underground toilet in the…

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Springtime in Monochrome and my submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness I took this image with a little pocket Kodak Easy -Share and was quite pleased at the time with the result. It seems to render itself nicely in monochrome with the light and shadow of an early morning. I added a fresco filter  from…

Cee Neuner’s Black and White challenge

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Music – People, instruments, sheet music, audio devices My younger brother, among many other things was a musician, so these well worn drumsticks hold a special place at my house in a little shrine with the Buddha and Ganesh.  He was both a free and yet fragile spirit who loved his…