Cee’s Black &White, Shadows and Reflections

I’ve been fighting a virus this last while and the ensuing slump that came with it but in fighting my way out of the the fog I thought I’d join in one of Cee’s fun challenges this week- Black and White, Shadows and Reflections. Do check out all the entries on her great blog!

Because I just returned again from a trip over the Atlantic I thought I’d use some of the dramatic scenes I tried to capture while there including a stopover in Toronto.

So from the modern and magnificent- and somewhat overwhelming for a small town girl!

To refections
Downtown Toronto, Canada

to the wonderful old castles of the Scottish Highlands. They usually have the added bonus of being haunted!

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Eilean Donan on Loch Alsh

From the reflective beaches of the Dingle Peninsula

silhouettes on Dingle
On the Inch

To the solitudes of Killarney National Park- there is a journey, a threshold and a silence that rather works for the melancholic and introverted personality!

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The Tulgey Wood

I love moody shadows and reflections

The Dark Isle- “An t Eilean Dorcha”

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  1. Great series! They all look wonderful in black and white. Hope you’re finally on the mend and feeling better!

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    1. thank you Deborah!! and yes!!

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  2. sheldonk2014 says:

    Love the b/w on a sucker when it comes to such images
    I think the b/w shows more depth and texture then anything else
    As always Sheldon

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    1. agreed!! Thanks Sheldon!

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  3. Tracey says:

    Awesome images, Cybele 🙂
    Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

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    1. me too! Thanks Tracey!

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  4. They all have a strong appeal, but that last one is a fantastical scene that conjures many stories of the magical kind.

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    1. I agree Sally – thanks!!

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  5. I’m sure that there are a few haunted modern buildings, where the occasional body has been dumped in the foundations when the cement was still soft! Or a disgruntled employee who comes back to haunt the boss who killed him or her off with stress. … No, I’m not about to write a crime book but I enjoy reading them.

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    1. oh I feel a story there too!! Thanks Sarah!!

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  6. jannatwrites says:

    Your photography is enchanting. I can’t pick a favorite because they are all beautiful. I hope you are through the emotional slump… I know nothing about those, haha! Thanks for sharing the photos here 🙂

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    1. I’m so pleased by your lovely comment Janna!! Thank you.

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  7. DG MARYOGA says:

    The Celtic folk music and the juxtaposed antithesis help me appreciate more your beautiful monochromatic scapes.I admire modern architecture and the greatness of the highrise buildings that kiss the skies,but the relationship you have developed with the scenic beauty of the Irish land,touches me more.I join the journey Cybele,I love the gloominess and the frolicsome disposition of the shadows.The reflective beach is a real scene stealer 🙂 xxx

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    1. Many thank you’s Doda!! I’m so glad you feel the melancholy beauty too!!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        I always do,I’m totally entranced although I live in a country that is filled with sunshine all year long.

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      2. I like sunshine too!! 😀

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      3. DG MARYOGA says:

        Me too,but it never inspires me,it makes me feel simply excited.The unique moodiness in your photos is so influential,it travels me to a secret world with hidden treasures ★xxx

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      4. I’m nonoured Doda!! Thank you for your lovely support in this!!

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  8. Great pics. I love the Toronto skyscraper and ‘Tulgey Wood’. Might be a dumb question, but is this the real place? The only Tulgey Wood I’ve ever heard of is the one in Jabberwocky, but I guess it is possible someone named a wood after Lewis Carroll’s.

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    1. It’s not!! I just called it that- It’s in Killarney National Park!!

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      1. Well I’m kinda disappointed.😉Great name to choose😊

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      2. oh I love getting lost in the Tulgey Wood!!

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  9. sedge808 says:

    i like the first one. very me.

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    1. it’s true lol!! Thanks Gavin!

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  10. Lovely collection, Cybele! Each one has it’s unique charm.

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    1. thanks so much Pam!!

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  11. So beautiful. Skyscrapers can be fun but, boy, that Scotland. Yum! 😀

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    1. I agree!! Thanks Linda!

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  12. Great response to the theme – the reflections in those modern buildings are beautiful in themselves, but of course I’m particularly attracted to the pilgrimage through the woods.

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    1. as am I!! Thanks so much Andrea!

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  13. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh I can see you enjoy monochromes. Wonderful choices for this week’s challenge.

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    1. thanks so much Cee- and for the challenge- I must join in on more!!

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  14. robert20359 says:

    Wow, Great pictures.

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    1. thanks so much Robert- you cheered my day!

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