Capture a photo with either a single color, or very few colors within the same family. Just do us one favor 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.
Once you figure out your particular photo's crop, it's not just color, but texture and light that will make your photo pop. Although, this flat landscape by Gianluca Pistilli quickly proves an exception to that rule:
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@example.com.
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 14th at 11PM Eastern to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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[Lead photo by Marcel Campos]