More Monochrome moments

this is my submission this week to Leanne Cole and Laura Macky‘s Monochrome Madness

I haven’t been feeling well this last while (but I’m getting better) and not out much taking photos so I took an old one and reworked it. This place is burned into my imagination and all views of it and the mystical Orkneys remain with me and inspire me!

Curve of Brodgar
the curve of Brodgar

coloured version is here

Night Bird by Deep Forest

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In the Jaws of Kukulkan

A few more

Here is a bird I haven’t identified from Central America  and though I call him Night Bird I took this photo  at dawn and also one of another more sinister companion of the lagoon. The rest are taken close to home on a neighbouring and less menacing lagoon. I love herons, as to me they look like ancient pterodactyls.

Background

On the bay was taken two years ago with a little Kodak EasyShare (!! then I got a real camera) and there is some distortion on the pier but I liked it anyway.  I used filters in photoshop for a dreamy effect.  Night bird and dinosaur were taken with a Canon Powershot and I used the pinhole effect in photoshop.

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  1. poppytump says:

    Wow ! I love Salisbury and its environs . Stonehenge is quite something in your image here 🙂

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    1. Those places are so mystical and mysterious!! I love them too! Thanks so much poppy!!

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  2. Spectaculr monochrom!

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    1. I am enjoying Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Wednesday!!

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  3. I have photoshop on my computer. Now to learn to use it! But wow, those photos of yours are amazing — especially as they were taken with what you considered not to be a proper camera (I was going to say “improper” camera, but decided my clumsy sentence more accurately conveyed what I was trying to say!)

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    1. thank you so much Sarah, and I love that- improper camera!! Photoshop can fix up lots of improprieties!! 😀 It took me awhile to get on to Photoshop but there are some online tutorials to help with that!

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  4. lizziegudkov says:

    Absolutely awesome photos, Cybele! I especially like the dino in the lagoon! Yikes and yet so beautiful.

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    1. thanks Lizzie and isn’t he wonderful!!

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  5. Suzanne says:

    These are terrific. I love the one of the Orkney’s and can see why that view is burned into your soul.

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    1. thank you so much for your visit and comment Suzanne!

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  6. I must say this was my favorite shot this week, 🙂 A stunning image. I remember seeing this on that TV show around Xmas, ‘A history of ancient britian’, I would love to see this for myself. I am officially jealous 🙂

    Hope you are feeling better soon 🙂

    Eddie

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    1. thanks so much Ed!! and wasn’t that a wonderful series!! I hope you can visit there. Like Newgrange in county Meath there is a similar 3000 year old tomb in the Orkneys called MaesHowe with chambers inside and also Viking grafitti!!!! ( Eric was here and looted the place!) although it might have just been a case of a band of roving norse taking shelter from a storm there but wanting to remain in character. lol. There is also a world heritage site excavation of a neolithic village going on now and also the immense standing stones of Stenness near the ring of Brodgar. Pardon me, I never get tired of going on about these sites – like Poulnabrone etc!!

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      1. More name dropping 🙂 I have seen most of those sites in books, cant wait to see them in person 🙂

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  7. Love these, Cybele. Especially the curve of Brodgar! 🙂

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  8. Hope you feel better soon! Got to get you out taking pictures!

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    1. thanks Robert, I hope to get back my zest soon!!

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  9. Robyn G says:

    Oh I meant to say… I do hope you feel better very soon x

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    1. Thanks Robyn for both your lovely comment and good wishes!! Such a huge part of my spirit is in writing so I’m glad you enjoy that part!!!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        I do 🙂
        Feel better x

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  10. Trisha says:

    I love what you’ve done with these photos!

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  11. robert87004 says:

    i’m thinking I need to put the Orkney Islands on my list! 🙂

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    1. let me know and I’ll tag along!!! I may be back in Scotland and Ireland this August. Thanks for stopping by!!

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      1. robert87004 says:

        I just might be in Yorkshire by then and we’ve talked about going to Scotland, my friend and I, as he has a brother living there. 🙂

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  12. Robyn G says:

    So taken with your entry this week Cybele… wow!
    ..and then I looked and found more.
    All so inspiring and beautiful!! ..and I so enjoy the commentary that accompanies!

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    1. Robyn G says:

      PS Many thanks for your comment on my image on MMC 14 on Leanne’s blog 🙂

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