A year of Monochrome Madness!!

Thanks so much to Leanne Cole and Laura Macky for this great and fun venue of Monochrome Madness!!! Congratulations and praise to all participants for a whole year of wonderful images.  Here are a few of mine!

The Kalifa's garden
The Kalifa’s garden

 

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  1. Dawnasong says:

    Extraordinary !

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  2. pattimoed says:

    What gorgeous b/w shots! Do you use HDR post processing?

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    1. thank you Patti- I don’t- I usually just use Lightroom and a lot of them are with an infrared camera- sometimes Sep in the nic collection.

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      1. pattimoed says:

        Infared camera? Interesting! I never heard about that.

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      2. I love it! It makes things glow!!

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  3. Kan says:

    Hi there, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Gorgeous monochromes here… the Kalifa’s garden is absolutely stunning. Love the light and shadows and silhouettes. Fantastic composition!

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    1. you are most welcome and thank you for visiting mine and your lovely comment!!!

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  4. DG MARYOGA says:

    Materful work in mono Cybele!A striking mosaic of great b/w photos intriguingly created and with perfect use of light.I particularly like your portaiture work in the bottom left corner and the classic photo of the Dugald Stewart Monument.I’ve included it in one of my Scotland posts.When I am under it I always wonder If I am in Athens under the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis or in Edinburgh on the Calton Hill 🙂

    Monuments

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    1. oh many of those monuments were built in the clalssical Greek style I know! Such a legacy!! Thank you Doda!! I do love monochrome!

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  5. Indeed beautiful monochrome pross. beautiful photo too Cybele!

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    1. Thanks so much Della!!

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  6. You know how I admire your work and it is so nice to see some of them again.

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    1. thanks Snow. It seems mononchrome allows me to get all spooky and mysterious which I like lol!!

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  7. Kev says:

    Excellent pics! 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Kev!!

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      1. Kev says:

        A pleasure… thanks for sharing. 🙂

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      2. You are welcome! and thank you:)

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  8. All beautiful and mysterious. I don’t remember seeing the ghosts of Kadish Tolesa. Those tall white trees really caught my eye.

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah!! We have such amazing trees here on the west coast!

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  9. katieprior says:

    Beautiful pictures Cybele, I love to see your mystical images, you have such a distinctive style. My favourites are the pictures of the trees in the woods with their amazing use of light to create such beautiful atmosphere. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment! I love the trees – many of them the majestic Douglas Fir!!

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  10. Suzanne says:

    What wonderful images you have produced.

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    1. Many thanks Suzanne!!

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  11. Peter Nena says:

    Your photos are unique. That’s why I am drawn to them. I love what to do with the shades. I love the atmosphere. The ghostliness. The mystery. The emotions and the spectral depths achieved. Monochrome Madness isn’t really madness. It is ingenious.

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    1. What a great comment Peter- and you are right about Monochrome Madness!! lol. It does give you a chance to bring out a mood that colour sometimes does not. The mood goes straight through the eye into that place of emotion in the brain whereas colour must be filtered through as the eye works through the spectrum- or some such nonsense that I just thought up lol!! Thanks Peter for all your support!!

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  12. suej says:

    Lovely images, Cybele – truly unique, and at times quite mysterious, haunting… I love ’em (but you know that already)!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue for that compliment and for all your support here this last year!!The feeling is mutual!

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      1. suej says:

        Great! 😀

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  13. solaner says:

    a wonderful collection, Cybele. I guess, you definitely picked the best of your photos for you #1 (followed by “the ghosts of Kadish Tolesa”). Ireally like the ‘dreamy’ look in your photos. How about, writing a how-to?

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    1. What a great comment Solaner!! A How to? I should try and will try but so much of what I do still is hit and miss. 😀 Sometimes the magic works!!

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  14. Norma says:

    I love the first one…never seen it before and I’m sure the original would be totally different than this. I love them all. They all look like images from a different world. Interesting MM! 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Norma! a lovely comment!!

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  15. These are so lovely, as I replied to you – a mystical feel, athmosphere – emotions that can be felt.

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    1. a lovely comment Ritva. Many thanks!! I’ve been enjoying your monochrome as well. The tall ship really spoke to me recently!!

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  16. svtakeiteasy says:

    What a gorgeous collection Cybele, so good to see your favourites together! You have a definite style! 😊

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    1. So honoured Chris!! Thanks so much!!

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  17. lauramacky says:

    You are so talented and I am SO glad you participated in this challenge. You really have a mastery of light and magic!

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    1. What a great compliment Laura!! and thanks to you and Leanne for getting me started on the “moody” monochromes. The admiration is mutual my dear!!

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  18. Robyn G says:

    I love your beautiful images Cybele – they are so inspiring and so are you!!
    The Peacock is stunning a real fave of mine 🙂

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    1. An inspiring compliment Robyn and I so love your work and especially your macro magic!!! Thank you!!!

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  19. sedge808 says:

    all so very good.

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    1. Many thanks for commenting!!

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  20. Congrats, and again just beautiful i love the light just touching the peacock

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    1. Thank you very much Julz!! It’s one of my favourites! ( a lucky shot!!)

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  21. kazg10 says:

    Thanks Cybele for taking me on a journey that started at the tall trees leading me on a magical mystical walk through the woods and jungle of nature and the past. Just stunning 🙂

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    1. your comment is much appreciated and so glad you enjoyed them as I enjoy your seasides especially!!!

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  22. Maria F. says:

    I love seeing them all together, and those woods and the peacock are breathtaking!

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    1. I am so pleased you like them Maria!! Thank you!!

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  23. sixpixx says:

    Posted side by side, the unique, mysterious style of your images really shines through. You should be so proud of this collection.

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    1. thanks so very much Six for all your support!!!

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  24. yasmina3 says:

    full of mystery!

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  25. All are striking. I particularly like the bottom left one. It’s an ethereal portrait with many dimensions.

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    1. thank you Sally!!

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  26. Leanne Cole says:

    Praise to you too Cybele, your images are always different and unique and have really added to the gallery each week. I have really enjoyed getting to know you as well. Thank you for being part of MM over the last year.

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    1. A thousand thanks Leanne for the participation factor and allowing me to get some of my images noticed! Here’s to another year!!! and another and another!! You are a fine mentor!!

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  27. Carrie says:

    Your images always caught my eye each week, they are a feast for the eyes. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you. First through MM and now One Four Challenge.
    I love seeing all the galleries in my reader…wow, what a collection of work displayed today! Congratulations.

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    1. what a generous comment Carrie! Thanks so much! Yes I’m happy to get to know you through your lovely blog writings and images.

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  28. I’ve seen most of them; but together they make a fine, mysterious set.

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    1. much appreciated Harrie!!!

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  29. Amy says:

    Fabulous MM gallery! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. a thousand thanks Amy!!! and you are welcome too!!

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      1. Amy says:

        Cybele, You are the Queen of monochrome!

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      2. What an honour!! 🙂 Someone once said the Queen of Goth lol!

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  30. I discovered your site thanks to MM 🙂

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    1. and thank you so much for telling me!! MM has been great!!

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  31. All of your photos are beautiful — even the spooky ones!

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    1. thank so much Crow- yes, I tend toward the mysterious(spooky lol).

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