Monochrome Madness Week 30

Another week kissed goodbye and we are now heading speedily towards Christmas and Summer here in Australia.  For this weeks Monochrome Madness (which I missed the desdline for) I have taken a picture of a rose from Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay from my post on Spring.

Its been a hectic few weeks with my sister visiting with her family which I have loved every minute of, and now they are returning home.  Routine has now set back in and so this week  I wanted something that was quiet and calm.

Sometimes it hard to change a beautiful flower from colour to black and white as it is definitely not what nature intended but I feel in monochrome your eye is more aware of its softness than the colour image.  What do you think?


For more Black and White images  from this weeks MM please go to Leanne Cole’s blog here. MM is run by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.

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  1. This is beautiful… You head towards spring, and we head towards our brief autumn!


  2. I love how you processed it and I love the B&W, however, I love roses in their natural state. I think it’s the one flower I prefer in color. The lighting is fantastic and perfect in both images and technically they are both outstanding in my opinion.

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  3. You’re right… the B&W image makes me focus on the “sculpture” of the rose. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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  4. Beautiful Karen. I think it looks better in black and white, reveals its simple beauty. 🙂

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  5. definitely the black and white one!

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  6. I like the colour version, as I prefer a warmer tone.

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  7. Hi Karen, this week I’m for the colour, it is such a soft colour that I couldn’t go past it. I do think the B & W brings the flower “out to the front more”, but I still pick colour this week. Now, maybe if you had just left a blush in the B&W I would have the best of both worlds. 🙂

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    • Hmm not sure how to do that so Ill work on that one. Thanks for your answer Ill have to look at the poll to see how its going. Flowers usually are not meant to be in black and white so Im not surprised it might swing colours way this week 🙂


      • Ah, but I did like one of the other roses you did in B & W. It really is a subjective thing, and it jsut so happens that the colour grabbed me this week.
        P.S Photo editing will let you adjust the hue, and you can also do it just in a particular area. My daughter did some lovely stuff in photoshop whilst at school (but I can’t afford that), but my Photostudio 6 can do the same sort of thing too if I can be bothered.

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      • I must look into that thanks Claudette 🙂

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  8. I like the drama of the monochrome but the softness of the colour. 🙂

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    • hmm so sitting on the fence for this one lol 🙂 yep I am the same.

      I thought something the other day. If you see it in black and white and you wonder what it looked like in colour then its not the best B&W. If you look and go wow that’s great and colour is the furtherest t hing from your mind then its definitely a B&W shot. But then there are the grey areas :)Sometimes its not so clear cut I guess.


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