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The Master

With the new month comes a new Monochrome Madness theme and this time it is all about culture.

It was not hard to choose an image, I had it on my mind from the start. This sculpture of Leonardo da Vinci by Piero Magni is located at Piazza della Scala in Milan.

For more interesting monochrome images, I recommend a visit to Leanne Cole’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY, where every Wednesday she hosts The Monochrome Madness Challenge.

Hand of Colossus of Constantine

Almost thirteen years has passed since I stood in front of the Hand of Colossus of Constantine. What a sight! It is impressive to look at the image, but the feeling of standing there is indescribable. Rome is one of the places I want to visit again, it is not a city, it is the world’s biggest museum.

The Colossus of Constantine was a colossal acrolithic statue of the late Roman emperor Constantine the Great (c. 280–337) that once occupied the west apse of the Basilica of Maxentius near the Forum Romanum in Rome. Portions of the Colossus now reside in the Courtyard of the Palazzo dei Conservatori of the Musei Capitolini, on the Capitoline Hill, above the west end of the Forum.

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This image is a part of Monochrome Madness Challenge. As usual, for additional monochrome images, visit Leanne Cole’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY, where every Wednesday she hosts the challenge.

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The Man in the High Castle

I’ve been watching a TV series The Man in the High Castle, so my inspiration for this week’s Monochrome Madness theme High derived from that. This is the image of Karlštejn Castle, from one of my many travels to Czech Republic.

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Karlštejn Castle is a large Gothic castle founded 1348 CE by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures. Located about 30 km southwest of Prague above the village of the same name, it is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic.

I found so many images on the internet where the castle is surrounded by woods. All I can say – cheaters!!! 😛 The castle stands above the village and it is almost impossible to get the clear shot of it from the main road. I think it would be possible to get a better shot from the north side, so there is a motive to go back and do it all over again.

As usual, for additional monochrome images, visit Leanne Cole’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY, where every Wednesday she hosts Monochrome Madness Challenge.

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Chiostro di Sant’Andrea

For this week’s Monochrome Madness I dived into history. This is an image I took on my visit to Genoa in 2013.

The monastery of Sant’Andrea was built at the beginning of the 12th century. It used to stand on the hill with the same name, right beside the Porta Soprano. This cloister, built in the early Gothic style, used to be a part of the complex of the church Sant’Andrea that was later destroyed. It laid abandoned in the church of San Agostino, but was brought and placed in its present location in 1022.

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As usual, for more excellent entries, tomorrow you can find them over on Leanne’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Dynamic Range Issue 3

I am ecstatic that I can present to you a new issue of Dynamic Range, a magazine showcasing women in photography. Full of great articles and amazing photos, I dare say it is the best one so far. Also, I am very proud that another of my articles is featured here, from my series The History of Women Photographers.

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You can buy this issue for $7,00 (AUD) or you can subscribe to Dynamic Range Magazine for one year for the price of $25,00 (AUD) on Leanne’s page:

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We are But a Memory

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

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 Copyright – Jan W. Fields

26th of March 1827.

My love,

The lightning outside my window heralds the sound  of thunder that remains ever distant, but I know it is you calling upon me. Surrounded by familiar, yet foreign faces, it is a relief to acknowledge there is no strength left.  There is a kindness around me that I surely don’t deserve, but it is balanced by the greediness with which their hands   sort through my earthly possessions.

To finally fly free into your arms, beyond this prison of commonness…It would never be too soon. My immortal beloved…

We are forever.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Josephine Brunsvik

Immortal Beloved

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Dynamic Range Year 1 Issue 2

Earlier this year Leanne Cole, an Australian based photographer, got the idea, or rather a friend told her it would be great if she would start a magazine showcasing the women in photography. Faced too many times with the gender obstacles in the world of photography, Leanne embraced the idea and started the project.

After sucessful launch in August, we are proud to announce a new issue of Dynamic Range, which will be availabe from November 10.

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In this selection of many interesting articles, you can check out my small contribution about History of Women Photographers.

        It can all be yours for $5 and you can buy it on Leanne’s web page                           Leanne Cole / Products.