It is here, the second year of Monochrome Madness is complete. This challenge is such a wonderful way for me to express my appreciation for black and white images. I have had so many opportunities to learn in many ways. The galleries each week are inspiring, the bloggers are welcoming and I find myself taking risks photographically that I wouldn’t think of if I didn’t have this challenge. A huge THANK YOU to Leanne Cole for hosting each week, I look forward to this challenge and our e.mail correspondence each week.
This week, to commemorate the anniversary our theme was “close up” and we were supposed to incorporate a “2” as well. I wasn’t able to find something with both that I was happy with. This daisy is magenta in color with an almost black center. I was working on finding that sweet spot of focus with my camera. I appreciate both the center of the flower in focus as well as the raindrops on the petals. My neighbor has so many wonderful flowers to photograph.
I’m going to leave you with a gallery of my 29 images from this past year. 29 out of 52 weeks, pretty good for taking at least 8 weeks off during the summer. Please check out this week’s gallery, HERE.