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One Year Anniversary! – Monochrome Madness 52

A year ago, Leanne and I were chatting and she mentioned it would be fun to start a weekly monochrome challenge.  We brainstormed for a title of it and came up with MMC.  I do love the “madness” of it all….more like organized chaos lol.   But on a serious note, I can’t believe it’s been one year since this fun challenge started.  Truly incredible!   And of course Monochrome Madness would never happen without all the hard work Leanne puts in on this challenge every week, so a huge “THANK YOU” to Leanne!  We really appreciate it!  🙂

The challenge asked that we share our favorite image from last year plus (if we wanted) a gallery of some of the year’s past images.  The image I chose to share is of the Palace of Fine Arts in SF.  I chose it because of the perspective and light, plus I kind of like how I processed it.   It was the first time I used my 14-24mm lens, and I was amazed what I could see with it.

A gallery of some of my previous MMC images is included below.   Enjoy and thank you for participating!

Before Me

Before Me

For the entire gallery, please check Leanne Cole’s blog.




Before Me – Monochrome Madness

I hope you’re not tiring of the Palace of Fine Arts because I still have some images left to show you!

This main structure spoke to me in so many ways as you probably have gathered from the last few images I’ve posted of POFA.  The light slanting in from the side looked mysterious, so I tried to capture that when processing the image.

You can really get a sense of how huge this place is when you see the people standing there.

The Palace of Fine Arts or “POFA” was erected in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to display works of art.  This is one of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, and it’s the only one still situated on its original site. It was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon, walkways, and a seismic retrofit were completed in early 2009.   For those interested, you can find out more about POFA by clicking on the hyperlink.

Before Me

Before Me

For the entire gallery, please check Leanne Cole’s blog.