Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

This week, share with us your monochromatic images. Be calculating and creative in choosing your subject and focal point; resist the urge to simply take a photo of something with a single color range.

There are times of the year when the world is naturally monochrome … and a long stretch which we in New England call “winter” when it is, for all intents and purposes, black and white.



Hadley Barn

Hadley snow storm

These are a few. All of them are natural. None has been processed to create a monochrome effect.

75-pumpkins on cape cod


Since the stated intention of this prompt is to show monochromatic images achieved naturally, I think I got it. If I’m wrong, I have many other which were achieved via software.


Note: Most of the pictures of geese on the green river were taken by Garry Armstrong.

Categories: birds, Black & White, Blackstone River, Gallery, Garry Armstrong, New England, Photography

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19 replies

  1. All gorgeous…and my favourite colour is green. But, this time the yellow won my attention!


  2. I want to live in that red house surrounded by snow ❤

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  3. I think I’ve mentioned before that visiting New England in the Fall has always been on my bucket list, but that trip may end up with me being a permanent resident when I retire, especially after seeing all the beautiful photos that you and Garry capture… living in the boonies somewhere definitely works for me!

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    • It is beautiful here, but as a retired person in New England, I will suggest there are MANY easier places to retire. The cold and snow are hard on aging bodies. If you consider it, don’t get your own house. Just digging out in the winter is more than most people of any age can handle. You really don’t want to do it on your own. At least a condo or senior housing. I wish we had that kind of support. It’s hard and gets harder.

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  4. Beautiful. My favorite is the red building in the snow. I love the contrasts of color.


    • That was such a classic, the red barn against the white field. It doesn’t speak to feeling like we are living in Siberia every February, but it is beautiful.

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      • The red barn in the white field reminds me of a haunting Robert Mitchum western, “Track Of The Cat”. It’s shot in color but the director – “Wild Bill” Wellman — bleached out the colors to emphasize the bleak, cold weather.


  5. I logged in today after four days and your post was the top most in my reader. A real delight to the eyes, truly speaking I missed the Blackstone valley and her charming resident so much !


  6. The pumpkins and other gourds really made me feel “festive” for Fall, while the black and one snowy ones and green natural setting photos were all lovely and engaging. 🙂


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