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…

Monochrome Madness 2-51

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…

Monochrome Madness 2-6

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…

Monochrome Madness 2-3

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…

A year of Monochrome Madness!!

Thanks so much to Leanne Cole and Laura Macky for this great and fun venue of Monochrome Madness!!! Congratulations and praise to all participants for a whole year of wonderful images.  Here are a few of mine!  

Monochrome Madness week 48

Before I launch into MM 48 I would  like to thank all my fellow readers, writers and bloggers for giving me such wonderful and positive feedback on my post  “A Canticle for Meg” under Meg’s Pearls on the One Four Challenge.  I’m humbled and grateful for the responses- and totally inspired. I also participate in Leanne…

Depth

Daily Post Prompt I can’t help but think of the deep forest In Mono More about the Maya in my  previous post infrared and strictly for fun ( I used a night filter and a slight glow on this photo)