This is my entry, a tulip,  for MM 2-12,  Monochrome Madness Challenge. I like the simple lines and textures of this image. I tried few slightly different alterations…the one shown at the challenge is… Well, you can see by visiting challenge  blog.  It is also a great opportunity to the check the great photos  sent to the challenge.

Which one should I have picked?Ritva Sillanmäki (1 of 1)-2 Ritva Sillanmäki (1 of 1)-3 Ritva Sillanmäki (1 of 1)-4


MONOCHROME MADNESS: Rowing boat, for MM 2-11

This is my entry, a rowing boat  for MM 2-11,  Monochrome Madness Challenge. This  photograph is one of my favorites in color, don’t have a reason for it, it somehow speaks to me. I turned it into BW, to see if it captures the feeling the same ways as it does in original. Ritva Sillanmäki - rowing boat (1 of 1)





This is my entry, theme is  Fences,  for MM 2-9,  Monochrome Madness Challenge. I took a head  start on this topic way back, but now I am on the right week, I hope. Yesterday, on this rainy day ,I surprised myself and went out to try to find some fences. I did find them at  The Mill of Kumia, I also posted photos of my visit in my main blog, if you wish to see them.

The mill  is not in use any more, but I like to stop there to take photos, of the rapids, birds, and lovely lake  view.

Ritva Sillanmäki_Kumianmylly (34 of 92)


MONOCHROME MADNESS: White Parrot, for MM 2-7

This is my entry  for MM 2-7,  Monochrome Madness Challenge. This white parrot was a my this weeks choice  to try to convert to BW, as I believe that BW photo at is best is clear, simple and with clear lines and good contrast. The original post is on my main blog Ritva’s Art – Photography so you can compare if you wish 🙂
White Parrot in BW_ Ritva Sillanmäki (1 of 1)-2 White Parrot in BW_ Ritva Sillanmäki (1 of 1)-3
White Parrot in BW_ Ritva Sillanmäki (1 of 1)