Cee’s black and white – what is beautiful to me

I love Cee’s monochrome challenges! This one is called “What is beautiful to me”

I did a series of peacock shots – They are so spectacular I wasn’t sure if they would translate into mono but I thought this one looked as though he was electrified! I hope you think so too.

a monochrome peacock
looks best full size on attachment page

His quivering tail caught the sun so beautifully it sent a shower of light spheres into the shadows.

Two flew up into a tree and looked like illustrations from a Persian garden

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”- Rumi


at last, and also in the park another mysterious creature on a swing that I called Lokisdottir. This is a previous image- she is also the Niamh of my own Tuatha tales.

lokisdottirmono

Try another way of looking. Try you looking and the whole universe seeing.- Rumi

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  1. Usually, color images appeal to me more than monochrome, but these are wonderful. It’s amazing how something that’s all about color (peacock) can find a whole new beauty in black-and-white. Very nice!

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    1. PS: I really love working in Moody Mono!

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  2. jannatwrites says:

    That peacock does look electrified! Peacocks are so beautifully colored, I never would have thought to try b&w… I guess that’s why I stick to writing, haha!

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    1. Thanks Janna! I love trying out creative edits ( or so I hope) but I do need to write more too!! I love your writing!

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  3. DG Hardy says:

    This is so beautiful…How you do spin your world into a magical one…Thank you!

    xo DG >

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    1. thanks so much DG!!!

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  4. DG MARYOGA says:

    Astonishing choice for the challenge dear Cybele!The first peacock shot looks like a starburst galaxy!Superb simile of the other two and magical light on the mysteriously appealing face of the angelical creature 🙂 Doda xxx

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    1. I was amazed it came out so effectively in mono too!! Yes she is a magical child too. Thank you Doda!

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  5. Indeed, the peacock does look electrified. A beautiful picture, Cybele. I’d love it on my wall in a frame, but Mister is superstitious and made enough fuss about his stepson having a peacock feather in the house. Silly superstitions — it’s the belief in them that brings bad luck, not the thing itself.

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    1. I know about these superstitions!! But thanks for the comment my friend!!

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful photos for this week’s challenge. Thanks. 😀

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    1. Thanks so much Cee!!

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  7. Anita says:

    So enamored, Cybele! I wish I could express my feelings eloquently enough to do your photographs justice…

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    1. What a wonderful comment Anita- thank you so much!! I’m honoured!

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      1. Anita says:

        Oh your photographs deserve these comments, Cybele! 🙂 Keep clicking!

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      2. Thank you my friend!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and commenting!!!

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  8. Adrian Lewis says:

    Wonderful images, Cybele – and yes the peacocks do work in mono – that first picture looks almost otherworldly! Beautifully dreamy portrait too. A

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    1. Many thanks Adrian!! So pleased you like them!

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  9. Maverick ~ says:

    Beautiful peacocks, look great in mono.

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    1. thank you Maverick!

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  10. lauramacky says:

    Stunning, just stunning! I love the one that almost looks like a chinese watercolor!

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    1. Many thanks dear Laura!! It does!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Your photos should be selling like hotcakes!

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      2. Laura you are one of my biggest fans and I’ve known you the longest! I think I must live up to my name and I’m not as prolific as I could be as I venture out from den to dune lol- but with you my most esteemed friend as my supporter- I am satisfied!! 🙂

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      3. lauramacky says:

        Den to dune haha! I’m so glad we are here on WP together. Hmm…I’m thinking maybe we could have a chat soon!

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  11. Beautiful! The peacock certainly looks magical as does the young girl in your last photo! Hope your weekend is grand! 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Linda a to you too!

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  12. That image of the peacock in the tree is pure magic Cybele! Heavenly light 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Sarah! Peacock’s are quite magical!!

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      1. Aren’t they just!! I really need to process the rest of my photos from Greece. There’s a place in Kos called Plaka that is a forestry area, sunken gardens and lots of wild peacocks!

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      2. will look forward to seeing some I hope!

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      3. Eventually!!! I promise 🙂

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  13. Oh wow! The Peacock is gorgeous! It really is striking in Black and white. Love the last one of Lokisdottir.

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    1. I’m pleased you like them Deborah- thanks for coming by!!

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  14. Trisha says:

    These are beautiful! I’m so amazed by what you create with your photos.

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    1. what a wonderful compliment! Thank you Trisha!

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  15. Maria F. says:

    The peacock is amazing, as well as all of them!

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    1. thanks so much my friend!

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  16. Bastet says:

    Breath taking … I love the peacock … but even the last photo of the girl is wrapped in mysterious beauty!

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    1. thanks so much Bast!!

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      1. Bastet says:

        Very welcome … quite lovely indeed!

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  17. sheldonk2014 says:

    (These are beautiful
    Love the b/w
    As always Sheldon

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    1. Many thanks again my friend!

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