Another walk in the parkland

After a whirlwind week!! a little respite at last and to all my blogger friends I will try to catch back up with you all! I missed Monochrome Madness this week but it’s a brilliant collection again.

Here is the Japanese Garden, with a peaceful pagoda standing across the stream from a west coast Douglas Fir.  I forgot I had my fader filter on and got an interesting effect though slightly nebulous (hand held at shutter speed 1/4). The late afternoon sun revealed it’s starry nature in the reflective zen dream of the little pool.

Japanese garden

and another Hydrangea folded into the shadows.  (I confess I am ever so slightly  jealous of you lens toting macro maniacs!!  but I love you all!!) 🙂

Hydrangea light

and a rather fierce Heronasaur: “Don’t mess with me!”

don't mess with me2

 

and one Monochrome – a layered composite I was inspired to do after a visit to Cathedral Grove up island. Some might know that the word Eucharist comes from the Greek Evkaristia =Thanksgiving. The brilliant Laura Macky will know!!

Cathedral Grove2
Forest Eucharist

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    The last image has an ethereal quality about it.

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    1. one of my favourites!! Thanks so much!

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  2. Wow across the board, Cybele. You have got quite the eye plus I just love what you do with your processing! Love these! 😀

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  3. Another set of beautiful images – the forest one is magical, a real stunner 🙂

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    1. Glad you like that one!! Thanks Lisa!

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  4. Every time I see one of your images, it’s like a portal has opened and the fairies are beckoning me to cross to the Fairy. One of these days I might just do that.

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    1. Oh I’m glad you still see them too!! Thanks Snow!!

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  5. A cathedral of trees, that’s wonderful – just how I feel about trees. The others are great too, but that last one is my favourite.

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    1. Mine too Andrea. Trees heal me!! Thank you my friend!!

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  6. Japanese gardens make for amazing photos here!!

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  7. Mélanie says:

    I love Japanese gardens since I’ve been to Japan 4 times… Take me there, please! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Victoria BC!! Do visit! They call it the Garden City. Thanks Melanie!!

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      1. Mélanie says:

        merci ma Belle! ❤ BC is THE most gorgeous Canadian province, even though I've been only to Vancouver, twice… 🙂
        http://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/je-chante-dans-le-port-de-vancouver/

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  8. That Japanese garden looks so wonderfully peaceful.

    Like you, I’ve been neglecting my fellow bloggers for almost a week as I went visiting my daughter and grandchildren in the Isle of Wight. Took lots of photos, of course, so my picture gallery is well-stocked with newbies.

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    1. Tis indeed!! And yes sometimes it’s hard to keep up here!! Summer is generally an eventful time!! Hope yours is going well too. The Isle of Wight!!! I’ve seen beautiful photos!!

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  9. Amy says:

    Wow!!! I love all of them, the last one takes my breath away!

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    1. thank you Amy!!!! yes that was a dream!!

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  10. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

    I appreciate your work so much. I know I’ve told you before, but I just can’t explain it. I wish I had a book of all your stuff. It gives me such peace and stirs my imagination to no end. I love it. You are such an inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much for such lovely words. I am touched and happy that some of my posts stir your imagination!!! I couldn’t ask for more and that you took the time to comment!

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      1. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

        You are so very welcome! If you ever make a coffee table book. Let me know 🙂 I’d buy it in a second. They are very healing for me.

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      2. what a lovely thing to say. If I ever get round to that I would!! 🙂

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      3. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

        🙂 yay!

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  11. Peter Nena says:

    That bird. And the Forest Eucharist. My favourites.

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    1. thanks Peter!!! That last is special to me also!

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  12. Japanese themed gardens are always a good choice for shooting. Nice work on the composite too 🙂

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    1. Yes I agree Robert!! And the last just kind of worked!! ( it’s the magic stuff). 🙂

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  13. lauramacky says:

    Oh my….how DO you do it! They are gorgeous! And yes, I do know about the Eucharist! Opa! lol. You make magic.

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    1. evkaristo para poli!! ( for lack of a Greek keyboard). Thank you!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        hahaha…I’m cracking up. Yeah the lack of a Greek keyboard is a maybe twice in my lifetime need. 🙂

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  14. Ann says:

    I love your Forest Eucharist image! I see bricks and glass disolving into living wood and leaves….

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    1. thanks Ann!! yes, it is the forest cathedral!!

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  15. sixpixx says:

    Damn, you did it again. Love, love, love ‘Forest Eucharist’.

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    1. I’m so glad you like that one Six!!! It is a vision!! thank you!

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  16. You are so talented!!!!!!!

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    1. So glad you like them!!! Thank you!!!

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  17. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful – I love the layered composition at the end. You are inspiring me to start making digital images again. It’s been a long time …

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. They are like visions realized!! ( hopefully lol)

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      1. Suzanne says:

        Beautifully realized 🙂

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  18. I admired Japanese garden, they’re very artistic. It is really beautiful. And the hydrangea photo… wow.. fabulous shot, ❤ your DoF shot Cybele, amazing!

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    1. Your comments are much appreciated Della!! Thank you!!

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