Macro Mondays: Monochrome

Monday, February 5th, 2018

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Monochrome.” From this week’s instructions (from Alan Rust):

The theme for Monday February 5th is… Monochrome. A monochrome photograph in the dictionary is described as a “photograph or picture developed or executed in varying tones of only one color.” So the challenge for Monday is just that, a monochromatic photograph. You may produce this effect in camera, use filters or processing programs. Choose ONE color and use shades of the color you select. Placing a one-color object on a black or white background is not acceptable for this theme — unless you are shooting a black and white image. The background of your photo (if there is one visible) must also be within the monochromatic color you have chosen.

Although not all are within the size limitations of the group, here are some examples for you to start you off: www.flickr.com/photos/119509436@N06/galleries/72157689323936882…
Here is a tutorial on producing a monochrome image if you wish to view: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pU6NrLcweQ

Tag your photos with “Macro Mondays” and this week’s theme: “Monochrome” or alternatively you may use #MacroMondays and #Monochrome.

A Healthy Palette

Nearly five years ago, I made a commitment to get healthy. Over the following year and a half, I dropped over 70 pounds and began educating myself about food and nutrition. In the subsequent years, I became a vegetarian, gained some weight back due to surgery and health issues, and got back on track as soon as I had recovered. If you open my refrigerator today, you would see very little processed food and lots and lots of the color green. I eat a large salad every single day for lunch and snack on fresh fruit and vegetables. I feel better than ever and look forward to a long, healthy life.

New Braunfels macro food fruit photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/7.1 | 1/100 | ISO 2500

The Beauty of Fruit

When I saw this week’s Macro Monday Monochrome challenge, I grabbed a pear, some grapes, and some romaine to create this vignette. Because the stem of the pear is brown, I could not leave the image in color since it negated the theme of a single monochromatic color. I loved the lines in this image however, so I decided to convert it to black and white. Fresh and healthy is beautiful!

New Braunfels macro food fruit black and white photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/4.5 | 1/100 | ISO 1000

Thanks for looking!

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