Monochrome Madness 3-3

Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole.


For more black and white images or if you want to know how to join in, visit the Monochrome Madness gallery.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Elements – Harvest#1

elements - yellow
elements – yellow

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Elements – Earth, Harvest and Yellow.

Someone with well developed Earth energy is a well grounded, nurturing, compassionate person, sometimes depicted as the archetypical “earth mother”.  Earth people like to bring others together and make good mediators or peacemakers and reliable friends. They often enjoy both preparing food and eating.  The colour for earth is yellow.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flower Macros


A few extreme close-ups of a daylily (Hemerocallis) with its trumpet blooms and the fragile Welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica).

Zoomed in really close, they become more like abstract images, letting the patterns and colours of the flowers “paint” the picture for you.

These were taken with a 4+close-up filter on my 55-200mm lens.

For more flower macros visit Cee’s Fun Foto challenge, or just see Cee’s blog (I think it may be her favourite subject!)


Purple Allium#1
Purple Allium#1
Purple Allium#1

It is a sure sign that summer is on its way when these beautiful flowers finally put on their best display. They stand up bravely against the wind and rain (and footballs!) that seem determined to knock them down.

Purple Allium#2
Purple Allium#2


Taken with Nikon D5100 using 55-200mm lens at 200mm helped by a tripod and remote release.