One Four Challenge week 3 Meg’s Pearls

Week Three of Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge

week 3- and so it was promised, a strand of pearls
week 3- and so it was promised, a strand of pearls

 …..dolphins raced in the wake and clamoring gulls filled the wind…. and the ship‘s bell as the sky flooded gold at sunset.

the short story A Canticle for Meg

I cropped this one and again used an overlay of antique and gold to hopefully give it a glow from the setting sun look.

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  1. suzjones says:

    I like the antique overlay on this Cybele. My favourite so far.

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    1. Yes I do like that one too. Thanks Suz!!

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  2. The glow you have added to the pearls photo is beautiful!!

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    1. thanks so much Christy!!! I’m delighted you like it!

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  3. Tracey says:

    I love all the pearls, but I think this one is my favourite 🙂

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    1. thanks again Tracey. You may like next week’s too I hope but yes, this one I also like.

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  4. Norma says:

    Goes so well with the story. I just love it. 🙂

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    1. I’m very pleased with the responses to this one! Thank you so much!

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  5. afairymind says:

    Lovely colour in this edit and I really like the closer crop. 🙂

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    1. I do too! thank you good Fairy!!

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  6. lensaddiction says:

    Very nice, I like the touch of the seagull in this one.

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    1. thanks Stacey!!! I am rather enjoying working on this series!

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  7. Wow @Cybele, incredible macro with great overlay, I’ve seen the bird in your overlay technique, amazing! 🙂 The colors so fabulous! Love your work dear friend.

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    1. thanks so much for your lovely comments Della!

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  8. These are all so beautiful, Cybele. I find that I’m drawn mostly to your week #2 version.

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    1. thank you Linda!! It’s hard for me to choose!!

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  9. lauramacky says:

    I cannot choose…they are all so beautiful!

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    1. me too on these ones. Thank you Laura!!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome! They have an Elizabethan quality by the way. And I LOVE that era!

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      2. yes you are right!! and I do too love that historic era!!

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  10. Your editing gives the image so many layers of interpretation. My first impression is the juxtaposition of the life cycle as exemplified by the ocean and the pearls that are discovered. The never-ending life that teems around the sea.

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    1. A beautiful interpretation Sally!! Thank you!!

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  11. Gothic spirit 🙂

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  12. Nic says:

    Another lovely edit, I like the overlay with the seabird, and I think the sunset colors are really pretty. 😀

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    1. thanks so much Nic!!

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  13. Great series! It’s hard to pick a favorite they all are so lovely.

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    1. Thanks Deborah I really have liked doing this series!!

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    1. Thank you so much Joy!! I was just heading over to see the rest of the edits for this challenge which are all so unique!!

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      1. I am too – trying to see all the edits. My time is so limited right now with the Poetry Class. There are some gorgeous edits!

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      2. good for you with poetry classes!! I love poetry but I seem to lean more to story telling which I also love!

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      3. Thanks! I have never been very good at poetry.

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      4. I will check back to see!! 😀

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  14. Ah, the yellowed tone speaks of a photo taken out of an old trunk in the attic and bringing with it, the smell and sounds of the sea 🙂

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    1. a perfect description Sarah!! And I’m so pleased this set of images evokes those stories!! Thank you!!!

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      1. Thank you for painting these wonderful stories for us 🙂

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    1. Lore I appreciate so much your nomination!! It looks like a fun challenge but forgive me as I cannot do it this week. Is there a time limit?

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  15. Mark Simms says:

    This is my favourite version – lovely warm, rich, amber colours

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    1. thanks so much Mark- yes coming from the amber palace! 🙂 I thought you might like this one.

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  16. Carrie says:

    Oh your lovely pearls (in photo and words)! This is such a beautiful series that I don’t want to end. I loved last week and this week is so rich and warm. It is great too. Such a treat to see and appreicate your work, Cybele.

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    1. Thank you so much Carrie for such a lovely comment. I think you read the story so you can probably tell I’m trying to keep the mood going in that direction with these!

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      1. Carrie says:

        Yes, I read it and loved it. I do see how you are intertwining the story and the images and moving us along as you go. It is all tied up beautifully in a pretty package each week, bravo 🙂

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      2. PsS: you might like my Tales of the Tuatha too!( if you ever have time of course in your business!!)

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      3. Carrie says:

        I will check it out! Is it easy to find on your page? I am always up for reading well written words 🙂

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      4. I hope it’s well written lol!! You will see it on the tab at the top Tales of the Tuatha, Niamh’s journey. But no rush! Just whenever you might have a few minutes!

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      5. Carrie says:

        No doubts by me about that, Cybele 🙂 I’ll check it out soon! Thanks!!

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  17. Beautiful! I love the gold tones!

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie!!

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  18. I really like this picture, the warm tones and the texture gives nice effect. Something I can envision on the cover of a book.

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    1. oh that would be great!! Thank you Ben!! I was hoping it would reflect the story I had written about it!!

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  19. Joanne says:

    Lovely! Very warm and inviting. Nicely cropped, great tones. The textures are great. The image is – as chaniarowan said – very evocative, and the editing serves this well.

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    1. Your comment is much appreciated Joanne! Thank you!!!

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  20. Love these colors, Cybele. This is my new favorite!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! So glad you like it.

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  21. DG MARYOGA says:

    Splendid work Cybele!Almost nothing takes me back to the original one;the golden hues have completely transformed the pearls.Hugs,Doda 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Doda. I was hoping for that warmth in this one.

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  22. All lovely, Cybele, although Week 2 is my favourite as it has a subtle and authentic antique feel to it.

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    1. thanks so much Sarah!! When you have a moment take a look at the latest chapter of my tales. It will soon be ending!! I’m finding it harder to write this last while!

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      1. Will do, Cybele. I’m very behind with blogging and must have missed those posts of yours. Have had a lot of family stuff to deal with, plus excessive tiredness that’s making me slower than usual with everything. Hopefully I’ll get back into my routine soon.

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      2. no worries Sarah!! Take care of yourself first and foremost. I understand how that is!!

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  23. First of all, what a beautiful subject. There can be so many different stories here, about family, love, past times, secrets, hopes…And every week you offer another marvelous edit, adding layers to the story. A truly beautiful work, Cybele.

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    1. Thank you Lore!! I really love working with this subject as a story!! I have an idea for next week’s I hope you like!

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  24. suej says:

    I love the tones you have achieved with the antique and gold overlay, and the addition of the gull just tops it off…..wonderful, my favourite so far, Cybele 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sue!! I quite like this one too!!

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  25. katieprior says:

    Beautiful warm, golden tones. This is my fave so far, the crop and tone give it a more old fashioned look, really nice!

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    1. thanks so much Katie!!

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  26. chaniarowan says:

    these images are so evocative!

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  27. kazg10 says:

    I really like this one the best so far.. its so warm and rich looking 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Kaz! I do too!!

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  28. Robyn G says:

    Love it! The golden light, the crop, the overlay.
    My favourite so far. 😃😃 This one calls me!

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    1. Much appreciated Robyn!! 🙂

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  29. svtakeiteasy says:

    Hi Cybele – I was looking forward to seeing those lustrous pearls again! I like the overlay of the edit and the last, and the warm glow, although I think that with the nautical theme, the blue hue works better. Very nice work as always.

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    1. Thanks Chris!! I think in this one I wanted to suggest a sun setting!! But I do love the nautical one too!!

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  30. Amy says:

    I like week 3, Cybele! So beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy!!

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  31. Maria F. says:

    I like all of them Cybele, the different colors are a treat to see.

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