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Reflections

This month’s theme for Monochrome Madness Challenge was reflection and I thought about many different things. In the end I decided to play with the mirror and my little souvenir from Paris. The hardest part was to clean the mirror, it was impossible to remove all the dust specks. Finally, I had to finish cleaning in post-processing. 🙂

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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.

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An Elephant In The Room

I am slowly trying to find my way back to regular blogging, but I must admit it is hard. Still thinking of changing some things, trying new directions and yet I find it so easy to return to the fold of Monochrome Madness.

This one is from the series of experiments with the flashlight and some dark background, not really on the mark, still much room for improvement. I found some tutorials how to manufacture your own shades to create interesting backgrounds, but as with all things, I lack the time.

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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.

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

In my book it is just never too much of Christmas magic. This year I spent so much time taking images of my Christmas Tree decorations, they look so cute, hidden…and every single one has a story behind it.

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge, I decided to leave a dash of color. After all…it’s the right season.  🎅
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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.

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A Perfect Christmas Gift

If you still don’t know what to give to your special someone, let me gently nudge you into the right direction. 😀

A new issue of Dynamic Range is full of interesting articles and beautiful images…and as a special treat, this issue features another piece in my ongoing series about The History of Women Photographers, this time I discovered an amazing photographer Emilie Bieber.

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So if you are still searching for that perfect Christmas gift, you can just click here Leanne Cole / Products and buy any of the six issues that were published so far.

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Twas The Night Before Christmas

For the last few years my hometown finally figured how to attract tourists and for the second year in a row it holds the title for the best Christmas Market in Europe.

Last Friday I went on a walking tour and managed to see just a small part of all the festivities that are happening all over the town. Although the temperature was way bellow zero, the good company, food and drinks made it very enjoyable.

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This was just one of many images I captured along the way, it seems there is something happening on every corner. It was a very cold night and the fog started to descend, giving this image just a hint of mystery.

We are going out and about again this Friday, hopefully there will be even more interesting and beautiful things to photograph.

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.

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Moment

I am continuing with my series of macro images of random objects, experimenting with backgrounds and light. I find it very inspiring and perfect theme for Monochrome Madness Challenge. Going through my drawers, I never know what forgotten object I will stumble upon and breathe a little bit of life, if just for a moment.

This tinny clock offered some good contrast, demanding minimum effort to set up the stage. Just a little bit of polishing and playing with the right amount of Orton effect, to get that nice softness and balance.

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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.

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Sail Away With Me

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite artists is David Grays “Sail Away With Me Honey” and this image reminded me of that song. I stayed on the same track from last week, when I played with some black background and a flashlight.

I don’t know how long this interest will last, but I even bought a new lamp with adjustable arm this weekend, so I don’t have to balance my phone and the flashlight. I just need to find some more interesting subjects and maybe a different background.

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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.