Monochrome Madness is the community she opens for photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos. Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome photos. As it is open community, everyone can participate. 🙂
I went to Japan four times this year for various reasons and in ranging from 4 days to 15 days per stay. First visit of the year was pure holiday and caught up with my family and friends there. Second and third stay were for some stuff to do which I did not expect in the beginning of the year, and the last stay was for semi-business trip. On each trip, I took my camera (as always) with me. I usually take a lot of photographs at the site where I visit and I did on my first trip. I went out various spots in Japan visiting a friend living in an island off Kyushu. On my second and third visits, I stayed in Tokyo and was a little bit full on so my range of trekking activity for photography was limited.
There are many photos that were taken at that time left untouched on my drawer.
And I started taking them a look and will share little by little because some should deserve.
The below photo was taken at Shinjuku, Tokyo.
To be honest, I was not sure as to whether I like this architecture or not.
Is it beautiful or ugly? :p
All I saw about this building was, that it had a strong presence and somehow photogenic.
This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness running by Leanne Cole for other photographers and audiences who like monochrome photography. On every Thursday, part of her blog space is being open for other photographers and their contributions make a great gallery of monochrome photographs. 🙂
Unfortunately this was not taken this month for super moon, but was done several months ago.
At that time, I did not carry my tripod with me. I did not have release either so I set my camera on the low height quay wall and pressed shutter as stopping myself from breathing like frozen meat.
Well, I wished to capture the moon a little in details but still I made myself happy to the outcome, which was below, because the moon was captured big enough and looked its hanging on the roof of Opera House. On top of it, it went fair for my minimal gears for photographing it at that time.
This was taken at Centennial Parklands sometime ago in the afternoon. While strolling in the vast space of the park, which was big enough for me to explore for a short time only before I went to next place, I ran into number of birds such as ducks, Australian white ibis, and black swans and more.
I am not good at capturing moving objects. The swan on the photo was just floating quietly. But due to my position against sunlight which started to setting down, it turned an uneasy shooting for me hence it was a good lesson time. 🙂
I processed this into monochrome. This was another a bit challenge because the swan herself was colored in black so I wanted to see how she will be featured.
Yes, this is the outcome.
This photograph is my submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week. Every Thursday she gets her space open for other photographers and their monochrome images. It is great opportunity for me to see their excellent photographs lined up every week. Please visit and check her web site if you are interested. 🙂
She is a professional fine art photographer, and I started participating into the community under MM because it gives me a very good opportunity to work for monochrome photography, which I did not really touch them before. I like taking landscape pictures but somehow I always had got a feeling of limitation in expressing what I see in colours with monochrome, which is untrue.
The community is excellent that many participants submit beautiful works every week. I am inspired and learned from them each time. For those who stop by and read this, it is recommended to check her page and participate in too!
I have zero knowledge about architecture, but I like watching buildings and structures hence I happen to stop from walking all of sudden at the street (or at wherever..) and attempt to photograph a part or whole, in order to clip something unique and the beauty out of them that I see.
I like original one (the one in color) but after I played a bit in processing, I like this monochrome one too.
Whoever stopping by and reading this blog, it will be great to leave which one you like better on the comment section, thanks! 🙂
This was photographed before I jumped into the car for heading to Penrith. I just thought the angle and lights made this photo a little dramatic.
I generally like train ride largely because I like watching views which come and go. Also unlike driving a car, I do not need to worry about anything around me but just can focus on the views (yes, I sometimes feel stress to drive a car!). Well, of course driving a car have different type of joy which I am sure, but sometimes I am delighted take a train for transport option. 🙂