Monochrome Madness Week 40

During last week I had nothing for this weeks challenge and thought I should look through my archives. On Friday night however, now the weather here in Australia is hotting up and the nights are lighter, I thought on the way home I would stop off at one of my favourite beaches and see what it was like for some photographs. Luckily the tide was just so, neither up or down but just having left a pool of water around several rocks and every now and again feeding it. Perfect!

It was just starting to spit rain but that didn’t deter me, only later did I find a few blurry spots on my photo but easily removed in Lightroom.

I took pictures from several angles with views up and down the coast, the latter I preferred this evening. I was just finishing up when those very light drops of rain turned into gallons all at once, I had to quickly disconnect my camera from the tripod and almost throw it into my bag to keep it dry. My feet were already saturated by the tide but now the rest of my body was completely wet from the rain. On the way to the car I pushed my face up into the rain and just smiled. How satisfying – Friday night, no work for two days and wet as anything but I didn’t have a care in the world for those few moments and it was exhilarating!

And after I got home and looked at my shots I decided it was well worth my wet hair and clothes.

kirra beach BW

For more black and white monochrome images please head over to the ever hard working Leanne Cole’s blog who, in conjunction with Laura Macky, host the MM challenge.




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  1. Beautiful! Despite the rain, the water looks so smooth, like molten silver. 🙂

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  2. I love your wide landscapes and this so beautiful and has good tones! 🙂

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  3. A beautiful and classic shot!

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  4. yes Kaz, it was worth the wet shoes, fabulous images!!

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  5. Oh this is gorgeous Kaz!
    Beautifully done.

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  6. powerful and beautiful – thanks for sharing

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  7. beautiful, what a stunning reflection. Well worth the wet hair.

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  8. beautiful…the water looks like glass

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  9. I can’t believe I missed this one Kaz. It’s truly fantastic! The contrast in the sky…the softness in the water…right up my alley. Bravo my dear 🙂

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    • Thanks Dan, I felt I was channelling you when I took it lol! I was very happy with this iimage, it turned out so well with the reflections and contrasting sky so much so I want to print it and put it up somewhere and I don’t ever say that about any of my photos. Appreciate your wonderful feedback Dan 😀


      • I totally agree that you should print it. I recommend printing it an 12×18 size or larger. You want to be able to see the details of the image without having to get too close.
        Then I would mat it so there is about 2 inches (don’t know the mm conversion, lol) on each side of the image. Finally, add a simple black frame. Trust me, it’ll look awesome and become a true treasure.

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      • Thanks Dan… Im guessing inches. I was thinking small and hidden in a corner somewhere but will take your comments on board and may just do that 😀

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