This week’s theme is “Monochromatic”. What is that? First thing that comes to mind is black and white images. But like most weeks, I like to do a little bit of reading up on the topic. So in Merriam-Webster Dictionary, monochromatic is defined as having or consisting of one color or hue. Okay, that sounds about right. It wouldn’t have to be just black and white. You could have greyscale, or monochromatic blue or monochromatic red, or green. The important thing to remember that it is just one color in its different tones and intensities.
Duotone images are not the same thing as monochromatic images. Duotones add another color to a black and white image and is used to bring out the middle tones and highlights. Sepia toning is an example of duotone that adds warmth to a black and white image. You might even add blue tones to a black and white image to give it more of a cool tone. But the base is still black and white and you are adding another color.
I was surprised by another of the definitions of monochrome given in the Merriam-Webster: lacking variety, creativity, or excitement. Hmmm, I had never heard of that one. Well, I can do “lacking variety, creativity or excitement.” Here is a picture of a bunch of screws. Exciting huh?
If you look up monochromatic in the urban dictionary (What? You don’t you use that as a definitive reference?) it is defined as “a personality type which is incapable of processing a broad spectrum of thought and only perceives issues in an all-or-nothing black or white context.” Hmm. Okay. I still like the word “obtuse” rather then calling someone “monochromatic.” But interesting idea nonetheless.
Okay, times up. Go check out the rest of the blog circle now by heading on over to Valerie’s blog and see what she has done for this week’s “Monochromatic” theme.