One Four Challenge week 3

Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me presents  a monthly challenge to process an image four ways.  It is already week three for the  One Four Challenge. I struggled a bit with this one thinking either to keep the images including the rose, muted, in keeping with Sa’ed’s love lost,  but then decided to go for the flame of  passion with the weary spirit of Sa’ed  in the shadows – or some such!!

I used a flame texture, a slight solarization and vignette.

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Yearning  (a fantastic piece of music – the doumbek rhythm is like a heart skipping  a beat – Stacy from Learning to See Light will understand!)

It was then that the mark on her thigh truly caught fire, and her knees buckled. Afterward  their touchings became more deliberate.They were falling in love.  They eventually planned an assignation to meet at a deserted caravanserai  in the nearby hills  to quench the fever that had begun to addle their faculties of reason – and thus their fear of consequence.  Roxanne had by now, revealed her deception to Hassan, but it was too late, their kismet had already been sealed.

….. Tales of the Caravanserai

 

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Peter Nena says:

    A delightful piece of art. Very much appreciated.

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  2. Norma says:

    Every week there is an enchanting photo and a compelling story to go with the photo. Nice work, Moon. Please don’t ask for a vote in the end…I’m already confused. They all look marvelous. 🙂

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    1. thank you Norma for the wonderful comment. I’m so pleased you like them and the story!!!!

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  3. Right out of A Thousand Nights and a Night! Many times a photo can tell a story all its own, and your choice to add fiction and music adds to the immersion. Nicely done, Cybele. 🙂

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    1. what a wonderful compliment!! Thanks RC!! I love multimedia!! – and anything exotic 😀

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  4. afairymind says:

    Great edit, Cybele. I like addition of the flames of passion (not overdone at all!) and look forward to next week’s version. 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Fairy!! I appreciate your comment! Although I wasn’t as sure about how this edit would look to the other challengers – I was hoping it complimented the story but I think you read the tale which helps the interpretation!! 🙂

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      1. afairymind says:

        Reading the story definitely helps with the interpretation. I always love how well you tie the image and the tale together. 🙂

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  5. A scene that easily could induce a lengthy story and good cover art.

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    1. and so it has!! Thanks Sally!! 😀

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  6. Wonderful with the lighting! I like roses too ❤

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    1. thanks so much Christy!

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  7. Robyn G says:

    Love the ‘some such’ comment.. Ba ha ha!
    Well, you’ve done it again. This is gorgeous! The warmth and fiery feel is perfect and I like seeing more of the image again with these additions. Just wonderful!! You and Justin are giving me rose withdrawals 😜

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    1. thank you so much Robyn and much appreciated as always. It doesn’t seem this one is as popular as the other but I quite like it.

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      1. Robyn G says:

        I like it 😜
        It will be good to see a gallery next week with your images!

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      2. thanks hugely Robyn!!

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  8. DG Hardy says:

    This is really beautiful….& a hot story,too! xo DG

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    1. thanks so much DG Love to get a visit on my blog from you! Call me!

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  9. chania says:

    I like the way the images tell a story.

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  10. robert87004 says:

    Hannah, when you use words such as asignation, kismet, fever and love, I’m thinking spring has come to Canada. 😉 Thislittle write brought a smile with it. That is one lovely rose too.

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    1. Haha it has it has!! Thank you Robert!

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  11. Joanne says:

    Very nice, thoughtful, sensitive, evocative.

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    1. I so appreciate the feedback Joanne- I’m not sure if this one is as popular as the other !!!

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  12. Bastet says:

    Ah … now i’ll worry all week .. what will become of them … loved the music that came along with this great fiery photo … splendid!

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    1. awww thanks so much Bast!!

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  13. lauramacky says:

    It’s very rare I don’t like one of your edits! They are all gorgeous Hannah. I love the richness of the tones.

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    1. thank you dear Laura- this one has been a challenge!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Challenges are good and you always seem to rise to the occasion!

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  14. I like the flame(?) around the rose that works really well. Beautiful.

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    1. thanks so much Ben!!!

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  15. I like how your edits follow the story. Lovely, just lovely.

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    1. So glad you like this Lore!!

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  16. Hahaha, you’re killing me with delicious suspense! I like the focus on the flame, the three photos work my imagination like panning the camera – I love it! ❤❤❤;^)

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    1. Delighted by your lovely comment Aisha of Egypt!! Your approval authenticates the concept for me!!

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      1. Cybele, my dear, your middle name is Scheherazade! ❤❤❤;^)

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      2. I wish!! Thank you Aisha!!

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      3. Thanks for the great feedback on EdenKeeper, Cybele! Huggggs! ❤❤❤;^)))

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      4. you are most welcome!!

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  17. sariscorner says:

    I have to some catching up with others submissions for this month… have been too busy with my own stuff, but I really like all your versions!

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    1. thank you muchly Sari!!!

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  18. This image works no matter what you do to it and somehow always keeps its mystery. This week’s flame just adds to the story – you would almost think you planned it like that…

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    1. thanks for such a great comment Eliza!!! 🙂

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  19. Maria F. says:

    I like this Week Three one; the rose is so sharp, and the light is very subdued.

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    1. I’m very happy you like this one Maria!! Thanks for commenting!!

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  20. Maverick ~ says:

    The struggle was worth it. Looking good.

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    1. thank you Maverick!!

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  21. svtakeiteasy says:

    I love the fact that your story and image editing go hand in hand. Very evocative as always, Cybele.

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    1. thanks so much Chris! Glad it works!!

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    2. Robyn G says:

      I so agree with this comment. Such a gift!

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      1. awww thanks again dear Robyn!!!

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