One Four Challenge week 4 – Dunvegan calls

The last in the series of Dunvegan Castle for Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge

Magnetic midnight and a storm of solar wind

Spins Dunvegan’s fairy flag across the sky

Riding on the veil

They are coming!

fairy castle aurora
calling the fairies

Nightwish – Walking in the Air  ( symphonic metal band from Finland)

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  1. I am just blown away by the transformations you have made to your original, Cybele! All so different! I was going to take your poll, but I can’t decide which I like better – numbers 2 and 4 are my favorites, but they are all so wonderful 😀 You have such an amazing imagination and the enviable skills to create your visions! Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much Stacy for your encouraging comment!! Pleased you enjoyed them!

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  2. Tracey says:

    Beautiful images, Cybele. I really can’t decide which one I love the most. At an absolute push, I’d lean towards #2….or maybe #4. 🙂

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    1. thank you Tracey!!

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  3. afairymind says:

    I love this magical night edit. I can easily imagine the fairy host riding in. 🙂 Overall, though, I think week one is actually my favourite edit.

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    1. I rather liked one myself- with the antique look. Thanks so much Louise!

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  4. Oh now that is just pure magic!!! I loved the lightning but this just is so beautiful and looks so very right 😀

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    1. thanks so much Sarah!

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  5. sixpixx says:

    The gothic horror, the romantic, the realist, the fantasy adventure…. It’s like trying to make me choose my favourite literature genre…. They’re all too good. The literature genres and your images.

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    1. ahh you put it so well!! Each told you a story!! Many thanks Six!!

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  6. Nic says:

    Love all four of them! My favorites are week 2 & 4, love the lightening and the stellar backgrounds… very inspired! 😀

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    1. thanks for your lovely comment Nic!

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  7. DG MARYOGA says:

    This is “The Last Ride of the Challenge … ” and the storm of the Solar Wind gave it a Cosmic dimension that mesmerised me,and this Nightwish is entrancingly playing.
    Celestial work Cybele Dear,loved them all but my vote will go to week 4 .-~* ★ 》 xxx

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    1. I do enjoy Nightwish!! Yes week four was the climax of the series!! thanks so much Doda!

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  8. svtakeiteasy says:

    Great way to end the series Cybele. I like the night image and your work on the sky. Very creative work as always.

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    1. so glad you enjoyed them Chris!! Thanks!

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  9. sheldonk2014 says:

    I love this one Cycebel
    It’s mystical and magical

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    1. many thank you’s Sheldon!!

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  10. lensaddiction says:

    Nice choice on the sky replacement and conversion to a night image, I haven’t been brave enough to try that myself as yet.

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    1. It wasn’t too bad – I didn’t put my process down this week ( was in a hurry) but I used Topaz masks to do it and then used a brush for aurora effect- thanks so much!

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  11. You have an amazing imagination, Cybele! I know because I stood on this very same spot and never dreamed of all the beautiful variations. Terrific work :-).

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    1. lol! thanks Pam but it stand alone beautifully too!! as you know!

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  12. katieprior says:

    So beautifully magical! So hard to choose a favourite! 🙂

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    1. thank you Katie!! I enjoyed this edit!

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  13. Joanne says:

    These are four outstanding images. I love them all! Can’t choose a favorite. Every one has a distinctive mood, and the moods are really well established without overstating. Wonderful editing technique. Great work!

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    1. thanks so much Joanne!!

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  14. Anita says:

    You make it so hard to choose one! Can I just close my eyes and point at random? 😀

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    1. a thousand thank you’s Anita!! So glad you liked them all!

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  15. I love the castle with the stars.

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    1. So glad you like it Sherry – thank you!

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  16. Maria F. says:

    I love this one too. I like both week 2 and week 4 just the same. I love the color on this one!

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    1. Thanks so much Maria!

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  17. Oh, please don’t make me choose. They’re all so beautiful and each one is so unique. Every time I think I’ve picked a favorite, I look again. They’re all winners! 😀

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    1. Thanks so much Linda!! It is a fun challenge!!

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  18. The Challenge photos are very nice, but I still prefer the original. It’s such a beautiful location!

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    1. It really is!! 🙂

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  19. poppytump says:

    I’m sure they’ll find it hard to resist 😉
    LOve this Hannah … a kind of mood and feeling I’d like to try out some more !

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    1. Many thank Poppy!! it is a lovely challenge!

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  20. Suzanne says:

    Wonderful. Your images are like illustrations of the inner soul of Ireland.

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    1. Many thanks Suzanne though this castle is on the Isle of Skye in Scotland- but both places for me (Ireland and Scotland) have such a similar Gaelic spirit, imagination and history, including fairies – and their struggles with England etc.

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      1. Suzanne says:

        I had a feeling I was wrong in calling it Irish. There is another blogger who posts photos of Skye – it looks like an amazing place with a deep connection to the old earth religion and culture.

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      2. oh yes Suzanne – you would love it!!

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  21. Robyn G says:

    Perfect! Love this edition and the beautiful descriptive words.
    Wow, what a month you’ve had. Weeks 2 and 4 really appeal to me. As always, love your work x

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    1. Thanks so much Robyn!! I love those old castles!!

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  22. Everyone of these is magical in its own way. The poll didn’t let me vote for all of them and I really couldn’t pick one…

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    1. no worries Eliza- thank you for stopping by the fairy castle!

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    1. thanks Disperser!! It is rather!! 😀

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