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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!

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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!

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!

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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!

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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!

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!

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!