One Four Challenge- week 3-July

Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge- week 3

Count down has begun. I am gearing up for my big trip in August so postings may be a bit sporadic (not unusual for me!)

I’m so excited to be going back again to the land of fairies, standing stones, pipers,misty mountains, emerald glens – and good craic.  Time is flying by and so much yet to do!!

butterfly colour

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”- Hans Christian Andersen –

              and from Paul Anderson- The beautiful- Land of the Standing Stones

I used two layers and a brush to achieve a magical dust effect and I cropped the photo and desaturated it but left a touch of colour in a light leak. It’s not quite a monochrome!

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Tracey says:

    L<3VE this image 🙂

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  2. I can tell you’re thinking of the land of the fairies, this one is definitely sprinkled with fairy dust 🙂

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    1. :D!!! and we need a few more rainy day fairies here on the coast!!

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  3. Carrie says:

    It is hard to believe this is the same image as from the original. You sure have a magical vision Cybele. Lovely edit and that hint of color just makes the image dance. Safe travels, can’t wait to see your images…what a visual playground you are about to embark on! Exciting.

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    1. Many thanks Carrie- and so many stories!!

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  4. afairymind says:

    A truly magical edit, Cybele! I love the hint of colour. 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Louise!! Magical is the best!! 🙂

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  5. Makes me sigh with wonder ♥

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    1. thanks Cougar!

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  6. Oooh! Very magical and clever special effects. Wonderful! 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Moon!!!

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  7. tgeriatrix says:

    Stunning process!

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  8. Norma says:

    Absolutely magical. 🙂

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    1. much appreciated Norma!!!

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  9. Wow, another touch of magic. How lovely, I am always amazed by your style. Hope you have a great time, looking at the map, you will be close to me. 😉

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    1. many thanks Lore!! Oh I wish I had time to do more there- it would be great to visit people I met through blogging too!

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  10. svtakeiteasy says:

    A very peaceful image, Cybele, with just a hint of colour. Really well done.

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    1. thank you Chris!! It’s hard not to put a touch of colour in a butterfly image lol!

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  11. Suzanne says:

    These are gorgeous Cybele. They look really magical.

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    1. thanks so much Suzanne. It was a fun edit.

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  12. kirsten says:

    Enchanting is the word that fits! I like the magical quality of this week’s edit!

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    1. A lovely comment Kirsten! Thanks so much!

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  13. Robyn G says:

    Oh this is gorgeous Cybele – so lovely and serene.. and a little bit of fairy dust!
    Have the best time away – enjoy your travels 😃😃

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    1. many thanks Robyn! ( first of Aug is when we leave)

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      1. Robyn G says:

        Enjoy!! I know you will 😃

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  14. Trisha says:

    I love what you did with the photo this week!

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    1. many thanks Trish!!

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  15. Maria F. says:

    So dreamy Cybele!

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    1. thank you Maria!

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  16. Lovely. You’ve made it even more magical which I wouldn’t have thought possible. Looking forward to the shots of your vacation in different world than exists for most people…

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    1. what a lovely comment! thank you Eliza!!

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  17. How enchanting this week’s version is! I like the faded, vintage feeling and love the fairy dust!

    How exciting to be heading to Scotland! It’s on my Bucket List. I too am preparing for a trip in Aug. but I’m going the opposite direction. I’ve been packing in my head for a month already, and need to trim my clothes down by half, am taking 3 pair of shoes, and my gear bag will be full!

    I haven’t started to think about getting the house ready for our absence. 🙂 I hope the remodel is finished by then! It’s planned finish date has slipped a bit.

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    1. Many thanks Deb!! Where are you heading!?

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  18. lauramacky says:

    A great way to begin the countdown!

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    1. thank you Laura!

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  19. Amy says:

    Beautiful process! 🙂

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