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Monochrome Madness 3-52

Another year of “Monochrome Madness” is over. This was the third year and we have seen lots of interesting monochrome images taken by so many different photographers throughout the world. And, we have seen, the time of monochrome images isn’t over.

For this final post of the third year, I have looked through my images of the past 52 weeks and picked my 5 favourite images.

A huge “thank you” to Leanne Cole for all of her work to assemble a nice gallery every week during the last 12 months and certainly during the last 3 years, too.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

abstract, art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants

Monochrome Madness 3-51

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants, world

Monochrome Madness 3-50

“Culture” has different meanings in German.

First of all, it describes how a community is organised. Each group of people can develop a certain kind of culture. How to treat each other, hierarchies or styles of music, theatre, art, poetry and so on. Common roots ensure common and similar ideas in how communities work.

Another meaning is in agriculture and in farming. There are culture plants and animals: domesticated plants or animals. They are usually planted or raised for human needs: either as  a source of food or to have other advantages from them i.e. cats hunting mice and rats, horses and donkeys carry loads or oxen pull the plow.

More than 2000 years ago, the Romans came north to conquer Europe. They brought their style of living, their ideas of art, their architecture and their plants, like vine and their knowledge how to produce wine from the grapes. As a result you can find wine yards everywhere, where the Romand have settled, when the soil made wine bars possible.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

abstract, art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants, world

Monochrome Madness 3-49

 

The weekend before last, I was bored. All absolutely necessary chores were done and I didn’t have had any idea nor energy to do anything but sitting on the couch. While sitting there, our blooming Amaryllis caught my attention, because the sun outside made the petals opaque and nice structures popped out. So, I got up from the couch, fetched my camera, the extension tubes and my tripod. For about an hour I worked my way through the Amaryllis blossom and an African Violet. On Wordless Wednesday this week I’m gonna show you one of the violet images.

Some more images are already in my Instagram account.

I converted the image to monochrome by using MacPhun Tonality Pro 2, as usual. I really like the output of Tonality Pro. I even like it much more than Nic SilverEfex 2. It’s not only the output, it’s also the user interface, the option to use it native without Photoshop as a host application and the option to save images with all the edits changeable.

Every now and then, I edit my monochrome images by using my raw converter CaptureNX 2, Photoshop CS6, Nic SilverEfex 2 and MacPhun Tonality Pro 2 simultaneity for comparing the results. It’s almost always, that I like the version by Tonality Pro most and delete the other one.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, landscape, nature, photography, seasons

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants, seasons

Monochrome Madness 3-47

I’ve found these tiny blossoms on our monthly photographers roundtable (photowalk) last Saturday. They are similar to snow drops, but the blossoms a bit thicker and shaped like a bowl turned upside down. Snowdrops instead, are more slender and elegant. Just like comparing and apple to a pear. Apart from this, they have many similarities in their appearance. Follow my link back to a past post, showing the snowdrops. But, they are not related to each other. The next relative ist the Amaryllis.

Here they are called Märzbecher (Leucojum vernum). März = March and Becher = cup, bowl, goblet, mug, can. Their english name is spring snowflake or simply snowflake. According to Wikipedia, they are native to south Europes floodplain and mixed deciduous forests, but you can also find these strong protected spring plants in some regions in Germany and in gardens.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 3-46

 

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, landscape, nature, photography, seasons, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-45

mm45-dsc_0300_wtFor this themed MMC I re-edited an older image. As the theme is “shadow”, this series from March 2010 came to my mind.

It’s taken during a hike at a wonderful sunny day with a nearly cloudless blue sky. A snow storm covered the landscape with a very solid coating of fresh snow the day before and brought back a winter wonderland for a few days, although winter was already over at that time.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, cityscape, culture, landscape, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-44

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Dancing in the dark in Lisbon 🙂

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, culture, history, people, photography, seasons

Monochrome Madness 3-43

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celebrating not only one day of love, but a whole life!

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

architecture, art, history, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-42

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A few days ago, my daughter watched youtube music videos on the TV in our living room. When I came in, she was listening and watching a cover version of “Dernière Danse”  by the all-female e-string and e-piano band Amadeus. When hearing the music, I knew at once, I know that song, but with a voice. Next, she picked the original song by Indila.

One of the opening scenes in the original music video when the singer stands at a fence and looks over Paris from above the city. At once, I knew where that scene was filmed. It’s not far from the famous cathedral Sacré-Cœur on the Montmatre hill, where I took the image above. But, for this MMC I edited my image a little bit. Do you like it?

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 3-41

mm41-610_7648-s_wtWe have another themed MMC this week and the theme ist “reflection”. You can find many reflections around. But, not every reflection also works in monochrome.

So, I considered several images and finally decided to take this one taken last fall.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, landscape, nature, photography, seasons, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-40

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Do you remember my last Monochrome Madness post? I told you about the weather warning we got. This is, how our garden looked like the night before the storm.

We still have snow. Although, we have had a week full of sunshine and blue sky, the sun wasn’t able to melt it down. The clear nights are cold (around -10°C). Even during the days the temperature stayed below 0°C. The forecast says, it will stay cold, but clouds are on the way to bring further snow or even rain.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, landscape, nature, photography, seasons, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-39

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On Thursday evening we got weather warnings from the weather forecasters. A serious storm was upcoming and about to cross the European mainlands during the night. Although the temperature was slightly about 0°C it was snowing. Partly, there were heavy snow storms even in the usually snow free lowlands. This storm was called “Egon”. That’s a custom for every heavy storm, low-pressure area and high-pressure area. “Egon” came from western directions. Luckily, one major part of the storm passed about 100km north of my region. Another major part started in France (more than 300000 households were reported to have no electric power – for France that means “no heating”, because the houses usually have electric heatings) and passed east of us. So, we only got a snowy cover of about 3-4 cm in thickness, but melting because of the temperatures.

The warnings were still current on Friday, also of my region, and lasted until Saturday noon. Although a heavy snow storm came up on Saturday and hindered me from visiting a friend, we have had good luck: our region was spared from the disaster.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

architecture, art, history, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-38

 

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!