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Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Lights

Happy mid week!

Today I am participating in a black and white photography challenge with the theme of “light” being hosted on Cee’s Photography Blog. 

I think that light can be very dramatic in black and white, which is why I love old black and white movies – the lighting can add so much mood to the feel of the film!

The pics of the lamps were taken tonight specifically for this challenge and the overhead shot was taken a couple of years ago at a restaurant in which my son works. I am pretty happy with the shots, especially considering they were all taken on my HTC phone!

Anyway, enjoy my post, and be sure to check out Cee’s blog for more participant posts 🙂

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Monochrome Madness Week 46 – Seaweed

Wonders will never cease – I was organised enough this week to participate in Monochrome Madness for a second time : that’s two weeks in a row!

Monochrome Madness is a black & white photography challenge hosted by photographer Leanne Cole on her blog. She does a great job every week of receiving submissions and publishing them as a blog post – huge job!

So, this week my image was taken on the beach at Point Lonsdale in Victoria. I was quite intrigued by this piece of seaweed – the position it landed in after being randomly washed up on the beach resembled a elaborate Victorian shoe! Well, to my eye it did anyway 🙂

Let me know what you think!

Be sure to checkout Leanne’s blog to view all the other Monochrome Madness participants 😉

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Monochrome Madness Week 45 – Fungi

In an attempt to be a more regular blogger this year – one of my many New Years Resolutions – I am hoping to participate in Monochrome Madness each week. I participated a few times last year, but couldn’t keep up with a routine.

Monochrome Madness is a black & white photography challenge hosted by photographer Leanne Cole on her blog. She does a great job every week of receiving submissions and publishing them as a blog post – huge job!

Anyway my submission this week was a group of small fungi that were growing in a hay bale in the backyard. We use the hay as mulch for the vegie garden, and these little fungi, only a few centimetres high, suddenly sprouted one afternoon. I like the composition of this shot – although the fungi are in the middle the angles of the hay balance the image nicely.

To check out all of the images from this weeks challenge visit Leanne’s blog 🙂

Dawn Whitehand Fungi


More Monochrome Madness

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a weekly challenge  called Monochrome Madness on fellow bloggers site Leanne Cole Photoraphy .  Leanne is a photographer and her site is obviously about photography. This weekly photo challenge is relatively new and is a great challenge and attracts some fantastic artjst contributions… so I thought I would give it another go this week…

My contribution is a photo I took in Seoul, Sth Korea in August 2011 while participating in a ceramics festival and exhibition in Gangjin, a coastal town famous for its celadon ceramics in Sth Korea. After the festival we traveled throughout Sth Korea ending in Seoul, where we saw lots of fantastic architecture – and my image for this challenge was of a great building I saw in Seoul which featured a wall garden – it was one of the first wall gardens I had seen in modern architecture in real life.

Images of my travels through South Korea can be seen on my Facebook page here and here

The complete Monochrome Madness post on Leanne’s blog can be viewed HERE Check it out for the other great entries 🙂


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Monochrome Madness

It has been a while since I posted any photography, even though my camera is never far away! So today I remedy this oversight…

A fellow blogger, Leanne Cole, hosts a weekly photography challenge on her blog called Monochrome Madness. I have been intending to enter an image into the challenge for weeks – and have finally gotten around to it!

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My image was taken on the Geelong foreshore about a year ago. I love textures and organic surfaces – as regular readers will know – so I couldn’t resist these barky trees, and monochroming them and upping the contrast has accentuated the textures even more.

Be sure to visit Leanne’s blog to see all the other entries for this week.

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