One Four Challenge week 4 – Meg’s Pearls

 We are invited to process a photo four different ways and here is

Week 4 of Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge  –  Meg’s Pearls

And now, all is well with me
week 4-” a sob surged upward from the depths of her”

 “For.. In an abrupt and terrible twist of fate Meg never returned from that far off place of monsoons and  sudden hurricanes.“–The short story A Canticle for Meg

In this process and overlay I wanted to portray a sense of sacred peace.  I used the glow of a stained glass window and then I added the old family photograph to look as though it was gently laid beside the keepsake pearls. I tried to give a sense of faded memories dissolving into the light.

and as I often like to include interesting pieces of music in my posts here is a lovely old piece called “Wind from the South” by the Chieftains. 

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  1. Tracey says:

    I have changed my mind. I didn’t think you would top last weeks photo, but you did, this weeks is beautiful! I love it, combined with the photo….perfect! 🙂

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    1. I am pleased you like it!! Thanks so much!!

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  2. Norma says:

    Week 3, I shout. 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Norma!!

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  3. Nic says:

    Oh this one is just lovely, I like the pinks, but mainly I like the old photo and the church window it so fits the story! I voted for week 4, but I also like week 2 with the big ship overlay. All your images this month have been great! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Nic!! I liked this series!!!

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  4. smilingtoad says:

    Dear Dune, this sang to my Irish spirit…what a majestic post and the old song is divine! Beautiful.

    The rendition with the gull is the one that is most in tune with me, as I can hear his lofty scamel scream coalescing beautifully with the music and somber moaning of a distant sea…beautiful, nostalgic renditions. I just loved them all. Fabulous.

    Autumn Jade

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    1. Thank you so much Autumn! A beautiful comment so poetically worded of course!! If you ever have time I’d be honoured if you read the story that inspired the images!! But no rush!!

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  5. afairymind says:

    Beautiful final edit! It’s so hard to choose between them…

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    1. thanks so much – I liked doing this series!!

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  6. DG MARYOGA says:

    Week four is more story-telling,the inserted old photo made it so very special!Wonderful light and tonalities as well dear Cybele 🙂

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    1. Yes I liked doing this series!! Thanks so much Doda!! I’m so glad it came across like a story. I was hoping for that!

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  7. Anita says:

    Seeing how they all fit the story so well, I don’t know which to choose. I’m still stuck between weeks 3 and 4, so I’ll just leave it at that. Great set, Cybele!

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    1. thank you so much Anita!!! Glad you enjoyed them!

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  8. My favourite is week 2, partially because it was the one that told a story to me. But also I love the subtle turquoise tones and the frame…

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    1. Thank you Eliza I like that one too!!!

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  9. BWLEtravel says:

    Week 2’s color tones ended up being my favorite. The addition of the photo was nice this week.

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    1. Somehow this ended up in my spam and that seems to happen a lot lately. Not sure what WP is doing!! Thanks so much for your lovely commment!!

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  10. I love the way you’ve overlaid these last two mementos in the tale and the use of light from the window 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah!! It turned out well!

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      1. It works perfectly 🙂 These images could almost be book covers Cybele! Lovely design and storytelling.

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      2. 🙂 a lovely thing to say!

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  11. They’re all so beautiful. Week two had been my favorite but week four just seems to bring everything to a lovely conclusion. 🙂

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    1. I am so glad you liked them. It was a challenge making them into the story!!! Thank you!

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  12. Lynne Ayers says:

    Very nicely done for week 4. It was interesting to see them in the context of the quotes your provided. I also liked week 2 in conjunction with its quote. But I went for week 4 with my vote.

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    1. thanks so much Lynne. it is all part of a story “a canticle for Meg” and this series worked out well in that context.- and quite by accident as the subject just fit into it.

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  13. I really like the stories coming through the images, although I do like all of them week one is my favourite.

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    1. thanks so much Ben – and for voting!!! I enjoyed creating the story in this series!!

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      1. The stories were a great way to interact with the image.

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      2. I seem to gravitate to that!! Thanks Ben!!

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  14. Robyn G says:

    I love how each of your images tells more of Meg’s story – this week is gorgeous and so are the others. I cant pick one favourite – they go together as one set.
    Gorgeous as always and inspired Cybele 😃

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    1. thanks so much Robyn!! The subject I chose just fit in so well with the story though I didn’t choose it for that!! – a happy accident!! I enjoyed doing this series – though sad!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        It was a sad story, although beautifully told and creatfed.. and you gotta love happy accidents. Serendipity 😃😃

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      2. thanks Robyn!!! Serendipity indeed!! 🙂

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  15. lensaddiction says:

    Very nice, I like how you softly integrate other elements into the image

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    1. thanks so much Stacey. I am still learning and experimenting. The important part to me is the telling of a story! If I manage that in the image I’m happy and it just happened that this image I chose lent itself to the story so well. 🙂 I enjoyed doing this series.

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      1. lensaddiction says:

        I confess I don’t read your stories, I am not a fan of short stories, even from my most favourite authors. I do enjoy your images tho 🙂

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      2. thanks Stacey ! For me, I have to say I love the weaving and imagery of words. I love literature!

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      3. lensaddiction says:

        Me too, I am a huge reader, but these days with having to spend so much of my spare time as a student, I have had to be much pickier about where I spend my precious reading time 😦

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      4. I hear you! I suppose if my photos tell a tale then that will have to do then!! Mind you, you are missing a treat not reading one of my stories!! 😀 😛

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  16. Joanne says:

    Wow, week four is amazing. Even as “just” and image. It’s so well done and so full of meaning. So passionate. Great work.

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    1. Thank you so much Joanne. That’s such wonderful praise!! I’m so happy people liked this series and the story!!

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  17. kazg10 says:

    Oh Cybele, you’ve made it hard for me to choose between week 3 and 4.. I loved the warm honey colour and old world charm of week 3 but the reflection of light which looks to be coming from a window just charmed me to pick that one, but only by a slim margin 🙂

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    1. I like those both too!! Thank you so much for voting and for your lovely enthusiasm!!

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  18. It is so hard to choose, because they all look so wonderfully artsy. In the end I picked week 4, the composition and the tone add a certain glow.

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    1. The last is really the final disclosure isn’t it? a moment of truth! Thanks Lore!

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  19. AH! This is my favorite! Very well done, and touching too! Lovely work as always.

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    1. thanks so much Deborah!!

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  20. Emilio Pasquale says:

    No question! Week 4. The emotional context that the window overlay and old photo add can not be denied. Excellent work.

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    1. such a wonderful comment !! I am honoured! thanks Emilio!

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  21. sixpixx says:

    Too difficult not to be influenced by the captions.

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    1. thanks Six- I was hoping it evoked a feeling!!!

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  22. suej says:

    Aaargh, Cybele, why did I call you Robyn…..a thousand apologies

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    1. lol no worries!! I take it as a compliment as I love Robyn’s work!! 🙂

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  23. suej says:

    Stunning, Robyn…a true grand finale. I love the weaving of the story here, the tragedy, the emotion. Marvellous. For my part, I’m stumped, I think my image reached its apogee last week….ah well

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    1. Yay!! you saw it as the story it was!! Thank you so much Sue!!! I’m thrilled you felt it the way you did!!!

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      1. suej says:

        Great! I just really like your story telling, in words and photographs…..and clearly you weren’t fazed by the wrong name!

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      2. 🙂 ( I’ve done it myself before!!)

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  24. Amy says:

    All are beautiful. Love wk 4!!!

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    1. thank you so much Amy!!! Many like week 3 but week 4 does have an emotional ring to it( at least for me).

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      1. Amy says:

        You have done a fabulous job, Cybele

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      2. I am so thrilled you have enjoyed them!! Thanks Amy!!

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  25. I’m sticking with week 3 😀 They are all beautiful though in their own ways, of course!

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    1. Thank you Christy, I love week 3 and week 4 is like the conclusion to the story though!!

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