Monochrome Madness week 48

Before I launch into MM 48 I would  like to thank all my fellow readers, writers and bloggers for giving me such wonderful and positive feedback on my post  “A Canticle for Meg” under Meg’s Pearls on the One Four Challenge.  I’m humbled and grateful for the responses- and totally inspired.

I also participate in Leanne and Laura’s magnificent -Monochrome Madness. Please visit all the wonderful submissions for this great weekly event!!

Pamaps at sunset
Pampas at sunset

 and one more

Infrared offerings

littlegate
Garden Gate

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Aquileana says:

    Impressive shots! All my best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Aquileana!!

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  2. DG MARYOGA says:

    Stunned by your themes and your advanced knowledge on photography!Mosr exceptional work dear Cybele,you are a professional photographer 🙂

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    1. you are so generous and I ‘m very pleased you enjoy the images. Thank you so much Doda!!

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  3. betunada says:

    many of your commenters say things about “relaxing” and such. actually: the two photos would NOT make me relax — they invoke an apprehension, wake me more than i was previously, waiting for something unsettling to happen.
    and i mean this in a “good way”!

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    1. thank you Betunada!! I like your apprehension!!!

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  4. I particularly like the first image. The highlights off the grass are very appealing and overall the image is nicely composed. My eye can’t decide where to rest in the second image.

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    1. so glad you dropped by Tim!! Thank you so much!! Yes some liked the second image but I hear you!!

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  5. I’ve never seen pampas look so atmospheric Cybele! That gate is magical, I’m sure it leads to an amazing twilight world where anything could happen…

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    1. so glad you liked it. Thank you Andrea. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. I used an infrared camera!!

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  6. I’m always amazed how monochrome photos become so interesting. You take them one step forward and they become magical. Great job. 😀

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    1. Thank you again dear Lizzie!!

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  7. Truels says:

    Stunning photos – I am impressed by the black and white photo – there are so many mighty fine structures in this.

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    1. thank you so much Truels!! I’m glad you like them!

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  8. dbp49 says:

    They’re both stunning, but the Garden Gate gets my nod. I just love the whole feel of that picture. It relaxes me just to look at it.

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    1. thanks David! yes I love the garden gate!!

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  9. The bottom photo is my favourite! It is mesmerizing!!

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    1. thank you Christy!!

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  10. These are both so beautiful, Cybele. There is something so beckoning about your Garden Gate. 🙂

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    1. thank you Linda!! Come by the garden anytime!!

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  11. kazg10 says:

    Another mystical path you have set us on Cybele. The pampas grass just sings under your tutelage 🙂

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    1. what a delightful thing to say!! Thank you Kaz!!

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  12. I’ve never seen pampas grass looking as magical 🙂 You are exceptionally talented with your use of light and shade.

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    1. why thank you Sarah!! We love the magic!!

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  13. I love these photos…the light in both are absolutely amazing!

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    1. thanks so much Valerie!!

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  14. Maria F. says:

    I like the titles of your images also, and the title of your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much Maria!! I’m happy you notice the titles!!

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  15. solaner says:

    fantastic work, Cybele!

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    1. thank you so much Solaner!!

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  16. sedge808 says:

    i love the first one.

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  17. These are just stunning, Cybele!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!!!

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  18. smilecalm says:

    dramatically wonderful
    if not also madness 🙂

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    1. A man (woman) needs a little madness!!”or he can never cut the rope and be free” – Kazantzakis Thank you Smilecalm

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  19. Your image was one of the standouts in this week’s offering. Well done!

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    1. oh that is a compliment coming from you!!! Thank you !! ( you have been an inspiration!)

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  20. Leanne Cole says:

    Oh that second image is deliciously scary, very Adams Family, fantastic Cybele.

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    1. haha of course!!! Thank so much Leanne!!

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    1. Awww thank you Six!!

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  21. Suzanne says:

    Another wonderful image and yes, do keep going as a storyteller. You have real talent.

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    1. thanks Suzanne!!! I think I am a bit old fashioned in my stories but the reader’s responses have been overwhelming esp to Canticle for Meg post and my tuatha tales!! Anyway I will keep working on it!!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        I don’t think it matters whether you are old fashioned. In fact it could well be a good thing. To many modern stories don’t make a great deal of sense. Many people (myself included) still enjoy a tale that has a beginning, middle and an end.
        Writing is hard work though and takes bulk time. I find the first 30,000 words can flow readily enough but drawing all the threads together and working towards a satisfactory conclusion takes lots of time and effort.
        Good luck.

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      2. Suzanne, I am good with the poetry of little bites into the story world. I doubt I could do a book!! But yes, I hear you about some of the modern stories. Imaginative and bizarre!! If I ever put my tales of the tuatha together it would need huge revising!! 30,000 words ouch. I don’t know if I can do that even in a stream of consciousness lol!! But I look forward to reading your story!!

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    2. PS Did you say you were going to offer a pdf version for Kobo of your story!!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        Oh I think I did say that but entirely forgot to do it. I’ll find out how to do it tonight and get back to you tomorrow. 🙂

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      2. Suzanne says:

        Here’s a link to the kindle book http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DFCHUR6
        There is a link there to download a free app that lets you read the book on your computer, device or mobile phone. I still haven’t solved the PDF mystery. I think it’s easy but I just don’t know how. I’ve asked around and will get back to you when I know the answer.

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      3. thanks Suzanne!!

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      4. thanks Suzanne!

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  22. Beautiful, Cybele!

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  23. Ann says:

    These are beautiful! I love the sunlight on the pampas grass!

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  24. Both beautiful, but I love the garden gate, the light and processing are stunning 🙂

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    1. Leanne liked that one too!! Thanks Lisa!!!

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  25. Impressive. The lighting is truly amazing – love the first image especially 🙂 Both images are equally good 🙂

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    1. Thank you Indah!!!!

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  26. Emilio Pasquale says:

    This is unbelievably beautiful. And evocative. I hope you don’t mind if one day you see a post of mine with this effect. Or something like it. I love it.

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    1. oh yes!! imitation is the best flattery lol!! Thank you so much Emilio!!

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  27. Beautiful light on those grass reeds Cybele!

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    1. thank you Deborah!!

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