Friday, January 15, 2010

Diamonds in the Rockpile - Class of 2009: The Monochrome Weekend


Once upon a time known as Monochrome Monday, then Monochrome Weekly, Aileni Noyle's Monochrome Weekend is a feast of some of the finest black and white (and occasionally toned monochrome) photography from across the Blogosphere. Each week Aileni selects his personal favorites from the submissions of the week before and displays them on "The Accolade Wall". His own work is certainly impressive enough, but this acknowledgment of the work of others is unique, at least in my experience. I can't think of any other photo meme where the host takes this kind of time and effort to highlight the submissions. It's this as much as anything that makes Monochrome Weekend a natural Diamond in the Rockpile. I can tell you, finding your work on The Wall among the company that makes its way there each week is a special kind of thrill.

But Aileni's one-upped himself and since September has been selecting a Photo of the Month from among the weekly offerings on The Wall. These are the best of the best in the eye of the panel of judge, and I wouldn't disagree with a single one of them.

Whether you participate in the meme or not, this blog is well worth a visit. Go. Be amazed. (Now if he'd just quit moving the thing around... I kid. It's an evolutionary process this blogging thing.)


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3 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Not too long ago, I got hooked on this blog. It's a great place to see some beautiful work.

Daryl said...

I was part of this group until the membership grew to a point where I couldnt keep up .... kudos to Aileni for all his work looking and commenting

Robin said...

Photo of the month? How did I miss this? (And how on earth to pick from among such amazing offerings?) Off to go investigate...