One Four Challenge

I’m joining Robyn Gosby’s  One Four Challenge on her  beautiful blog Captivate me. I’m a bit late as the challenge began Nov 1.  Due to my injury and the weather I’ve not been out much photographing. This was among my first photos that I took around  two years ago with a Canon Powershot. I became enthralled and thus began my photographic journey.

I love poppies and  it will be fun to process them in different ways ( I hope). There was a bit of light on the garden as the sun went down.  I used just a breath of solarization and a soft focus on this.

 

A Dream at Craigflower Farm

poppiesatcraig
“who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes” – C Jung

 

 

the original

original poppies

 

78 Comments Add yours

  1. Roy McCarthy says:

    Two years ago only? Your photography is up there among the best on the Net Cybele, including professionals.

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    1. thank you for such a generous comment Roy!!! 🙂 ( beaming)

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  2. Kev says:

    Love the pics!

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  3. Bastet says:

    A great process here .. could be an illustration for a haiku or a poem .. brilliant!

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    1. Many thanks Bast. you honour me!!!

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      1. Bastet says:

        Aw … shucks!

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  4. Joanne says:

    This is fantastic. I like both of these images, very moody. Of the two, I think I like the first one better, it seems more natural.

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    1. Thank you so much Joanne. ( for some reason this ended up in my spam!) I so appreciate that you came by and commented!!

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  5. Lovely poppies and perfect with Remembrance Day just around the corner. Take care!

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    1. thanks so much Christy!!! Hope you will like the following ones too.

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  6. Beautiful photo shot Cybele, love the colorful flowers and words, amazing!

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    1. Thank you Della!! It’s a challenge now!!

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  7. Gil Zetbase says:

    The light and colour in this are fantastic!
    Have a nice day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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    1. Thank you Gil. I’m glad you visited!!

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  8. sixpixx says:

    Great photo. Great edit. You’ve totally changed the atmosphere in the image.

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    1. Thank you so much Six!!! Hope you will like them all!!

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  9. benrowef64 says:

    I like the dreamy feel of the image.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Ben!

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  10. Maria F. says:

    Very moody and surreal effect Cybele.

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    1. thank you Maria and I’m now following your other blog!!! I will meander through it later today!!

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  11. lensaddiction says:

    Its quite a different look from the original, I love the light on the poppies, and your soft focus effect brings them into real prominence. Look forward to your other versions 🙂

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!!

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  12. I really, really like this. I’ve got to play around with that look.

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    1. It’s great fun to try to create a vision!! Thanks Elizabeth!!

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  13. Aquileana says:

    The ending photograph after it has been processed is amazingly beautiful. Best wishes and happy weekend to you, dear Cybele ⭐ Aquileana 😀

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    1. thanks so much Aquileana!!

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  14. svtakeiteasy says:

    Great that you are taking part Cybele, your work is always compelling. I love this first lot of processing… the focus is on those wonderful happy poppies and the rest just fades nicely. Chris

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    1. thank you so much chris!! I’m delighted you like the photo!!

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  15. Really beautiful – I also love poppies. I’m looking forward to seeing the next version 🙂

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    1. It’s challenging Lisa for sure!! Thanks so much!!

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  16. This is so pretty. I love the softness.I look forward to seeing your other versions.

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    1. Thank you for coming by and commenting!! I hope you will like the next versions too!!

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  17. Norma says:

    That’s a lovely photo of poppies. I loved the image after post processing, it is so different than the original one.

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    1. thanks so much Norma- glad you dropped by!!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous. The soft focus makes the picture look like a painting.

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    1. thank you Sarah!!!

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  19. I love what you did with it Cybele – they look ethereal.

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    1. thanks so much Andrea- poppies are so magical!!

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  20. lauramacky says:

    Gorgeous!!! I love the perspective.

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    1. thanks so much my friend!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome :)) I hope you are feeling better!

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  21. Love poppies too, Cybele, ever since I first saw them in the Wizard of Oz (eons ago!). These are gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Debbie!! I remember that too in The Wizard of Oz!!

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  22. I am so happy you joined the fun!!! What a beautiful image, those poppies are gorgeous.

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    1. thank you Snow, It is fun!!

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  23. suej says:

    Love this shot, and your processing – the poppies really pop! Looking forward to seeing what else you do with this one!

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    1. yes I like this photo!! So fun to process it in different ways!! Thank you Sue!

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      1. suej says:

        Looking forward to the next ones!

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  24. Arl's World says:

    I love poppies. I have a picture of poppies in my living room …yours is far more beautiful.

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    1. what a lovely compliment! Thank you Arl!!

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  25. sedge808 says:

    how very beautiful.

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  26. Sweet Pea says:

    I love the perspective! And I don’t mind a bit of soft focus myself.

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    1. thanks so much for commenting!!!

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  27. DG Hardy says:

    So lovely & best of luck! Hugz, DG

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    1. thank you Dahling!!!!

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  28. Emilio Pasquale says:

    OK, this is definite proof that it’s not the camera but the artist behind it! What a shot! I can’t wait to see more! Beautiful!

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    1. I am so pleased that you like it Emilio!! Hope I can meet the challenge!! Thank you!

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  29. Carrie says:

    This photograph reminds me of what it might look like after just wakening from a catnap in this field. The poppies bright the rest of everything muted and soft. It is lovely. Looking forward to seeing where this image expands. It looks like you have a beautiful photo to work with.

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    1. thanks so much Carrie!!!

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  30. Such a lovely photo. I love how the soft background just makes them pop. I hope you’re continuing to heal and feel better, my friend.

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    1. I am Linda!! Thank you for another lovely comment!!

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  31. You’ll be fine – and can catch up with the challenge. Looking forward to the poppies.

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    1. thanks so much Rob!! Poppies are such a delicate delight of colour and variety.

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  32. Trisha says:

    I love the brightness of the poppies in contrast to the low light in this photo. It’s very lovely!

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by Trisha!!!

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  33. Wonderful hazy look and those poppies pop!

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    1. they do Sarah!! Thank you!!

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  34. gorgeous one of my favourite flowers

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    1. thanks so much for commenting!!!

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  35. Robyn G says:

    Oh my… this is completely gorgeous!!
    I truly love it and I’m so happy you’re joining in with our challenge.
    What a wonderful start!!! xx

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    1. thank you Robyn!! I’m thrilled to participate!!

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  36. Mark Simms says:

    Great shot Cyb……love the way the light catches the flower heads, leaving the background to fade into a blurry darkness.

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    1. thanks so much Mark. Probably lucky with this shot as I was a complete beginner. 😀

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  37. The light and processing are lovely, but I really like how the poppies just about pop off the page! Nearly 3D.

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    1. thanks so much Circ!!!

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