Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-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….

 Copyright –   Jennifer Pendergast

“Hard to imagine it was once blue, isn’t it Grandpa?”

Ryōkan watched his granddaughter, nose and hands pressed to the window, her imagination trying to transform brown planet into an aquarelle of blues and greens.

“I don’t have to imagine, I remember.”

With an ease enabled by the low gravity field, Kahouru pushed against the window and glided towards Ryōkan.

“I wish we could go back.”

Kissing the top of her head, Ryōkan offered his pocket watch to Kahouru. The old broken thing with an image of the Earth elicited the sweetest smile from the girl.

“Maybe in another lifetime.”



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.


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.


There Was A Time…

Elusiveness of time is forever wrapped around our life coils, confusing us with the pretence of the amount of past or future, encouraging us to ignore the only value of present.

I took this image few hours ago, thinking I would have enough time to put up the blog post on the 11th and somehow I lost track of time and now it is 12th, making my post too late and even more irrelevant.

I lost track of elusiveness and tried to put the measure on irrelevance…how confusing is that?


For less confusing posts and more intersting images, I recommend a visit to Leanne Cole’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY, where every Wednesday she hosts The Monochrome Madness Challenge.



“As I sit here and watch people walking by, it seems to me some of us spend our lives riding on the never-ending roller coaster of anger and regret. Like ballroom dancers, we move in circles…over and over again.

If we could turn back the hands of time, would we make the same mistakes? Could we choose a different path? Or should we leave it all behind? Our lives and our choices, every turn we take, opens up a new direction, a new adventure waiting on the horizon. We are bound to each other, from our past to our future.”

This is an excerpt from my post from a few months back I Can’t Stay Mad at You (Cause in the End, I Love Myself More). My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge reminded me of that post and of the importance of time.


This is the first photo I took specifically for the Monochrome Madness Challenge. In the past, I would choose one of the photos I took over the years and try to turn it into a monochrome image. So, this is a big step up for me, cause I was searching for a thing to shoot that would fit into this challenge.

Funny thing is, my place is surrounded by trees. Huge trees full of leaves. Which means I get almost no direct sunlight. To be exact, I get one ray of sun on my bed every morning at 8:20. On a sunny day. And it stays there for 15 minutes. So, it was quite a challenge to find a subject and to get a decent shot. Luckily, my collection of necklaces was nearby, so I picked up this watch/necklace and trew it on a bed. Took a dozen of images and in the end picked this one. I like the shadows and the light that hits the watch. I would never guess this image was taken at 8:30 AM. Funny how things turn out.

Please, join us at the Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY where you can find many other amazing images. If you want to participate, check the bottom of her post for the instructions. I would like to recommend her blog to any aspiring amateur photographer, you’ll find many helpful posts and tutorials, but above all she is very open and friendly person.