A Touch of Christmas – Monochrome Madness Challenge

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So with this being the last MMC before Christmas, the challenge for this week was to add a splash of colour. An easy task, you would think! So with the festive season in full swing,I had this great idea to go out and get some nice outdoor bokeh shots. Well this proved to be more difficult than I had thought. It was not for a lack of subject matter, but the image I had wanted to capture and was firmly planted in my mind just wasn’t translating in my camera. So by Sunday night, I was about to give up on this weeks challenge, when the kids came down the stairs, their little arms laiden with Christmas jumpers. And so the annual tradition of christmas jumper portraits continues.

This shot really stood out for me. Dylan our youngest is not one for staying still for long, and their was something in his facial expression that I find captivating. Its a rather simple image, nothing fancy, but for me at least, I love it. In keeping with the theme for this weeks MMC, I painted back in the colour of the lights on the tree, using a layer mask. I had tried painting back all the decorations on the tree, but it took away from the image in my mind, so I left it as is.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of this week’s images for the Monochrome Madness Challenge, which will go live on Leanne Cole’s blog later today. Each week there is a vast collection of contributors from around the world with some fantastic Black and White Photography.  I highly recommend that you head on over to where you can either contribute your own B&W images or view the images from this week’s challenge.

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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18 Responses to A Touch of Christmas – Monochrome Madness Challenge

  1. Rajiv says:

    Nice one… Merry Christmas!

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  2. kleinedee says:

    This is so sweet and festive!

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  3. Jodi says:

    Adorable. Cheeks!!!!!

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  4. suej says:

    Happy Christmas!

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  5. Nice bit of color – I’m sure your home is vibrating with anticipation for Santa’s visit – so with that, I’ll wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!

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  6. beetleypete says:

    Just enough colour to make it stand out, subtly done Ed!
    Lovely family photo, one for the archives.
    Have a great festive season, and very best wishes from Norfolk. Pete.

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  7. He looks like such a cherub there. I hope that the elf is making sure he’s behaving like one! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.


  8. Helen C says:

    Lovely photo. Merry Christmas and have a happy 2015! Helen


  9. awwww!! Gorgeous little cherub for your tree!! Cheers and Merry Christmas Ed!


  10. Debunker says:

    Lovely picture, as always! Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015.
    Nollaig Shona agus Bliain Úr faoi mhaise!


  11. socialbridge says:

    Gorgeous photo, Ed. Hope you have a great Christmas. jx


  12. Awww, bless 🙂 Love the hat at a jaunty angle!


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