Far away,

In a cleft between the crags

To be alone,

Careless of others’ eyes,

Sunk in thought-if only…

                                            ~The Monk Saigyo*


Visit Leanne Coles’ Monochrome Madness gallery




This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Brian Cooney. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!

Near and Far. We’re excited about this week’s photo challenge, near and far, and hope it inspires you to play with perspective, which can give sweeping images of beautiful locations more oomph and power. Perspective is what makes a flat two-dimensional image, such as a photograph, appear like it is three-dimensional. To create this effect, you can use features like diagonal lines, which converge within the frame and literally suck in the viewer.

sun flower
f 12.4, exp 1/60