The Challenge Capture a photo with either a single colour, or very few colours within the same family. Just do us one favour and avoid traditional B&W photography known as monochrome and filters like sepia. There's always time for that later. Base the monotone off your subject and its setting.
The Method Once you figure out your particular photo's crop, it's not just colour, but texture and light that will make your photo pop. Although, this flat landscape by Gianluca Pistilli quickly proves an exception to that rule:
The Rules 1. Submissions need to be your own.
2. Photos need to be taken the week of the contest. (No portfolio linking or it spoils the "challenge" part.)
3. Explain, briefly, the equipment, settings and technique used to snag the shot.
4. Email submissions to [email protected]
5. Include 800px wide image (100KB or less) AND a 2560x1600 sized in email. (The 800px image is the one judged, so feel free to crop/alter the larger image for wallpaper-sized dimensions.)
Send your best entries by Sunday, March 14 to [email protected] with "Monotone" in the subject line. Save your files as JPGs or GIFs, and use a FirstnameLastnameMONOTONE.jpg (800px) and FirstnameLastnameMONOTONEWALLPAPER.jpg (2560px) naming conventions. Include your shooting summary (camera, lens, ISO, etc) in the body of the email.
[Lead photo by Rosa Misturado]