Monochrome Madness 2-27

I must apologize.  Somehow WordPress changed my settings or else I did something unwittingly, and all my email notifications were turned off. I wondered why my email box was empty!  I’ve tried to reset them today!

So here was my offering to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness theme of country!

The Isle of Skye is the most amazing place and if you are ever in that part of the world I highly recommend a visit.  Truly, rush hour in the highlands is a road full of meandering sheep so you must change all previous ideas of time and go with the less anxious flow of a breathtaking and ancient landscape.

morning on Loch Pooltiel, Skye

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and morning at the Torc waterfalls in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland

By the way I did not bring my tripod and I managed a slower shutter speed hand held!!  ( not great but not bad!)

torc lastfilter

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Holy cow (or sheep, I suppose 😉)! Both are wonderful images, but the waterfall is exquisite!! Handheld??? Wow, wow, wow!

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    1. oh you should see the rest of the attempts lol!! Thank you!

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      1. Ha, I have many more stinkers than keepers for any given photo, Cybele 🙂

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  2. Looks wonderful Cybele!

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    1. breathtaking places both!!

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  3. jannatwrites says:

    Wow, those are beautiful. That does look like an amazing place to visit!

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    1. oh yes!! and very inspiring to the imagination! Thanks Janna!

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  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful images – especially the waterfall! 🙂

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    1. pleased you like them Adrian!!

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  5. dbp49 says:

    Absolutely incredible (and beautiful) work, and had you forgot to mention the missing tripod, anything I did notice would simply have been filed under the boundaries of “artistic expression”. And not just mundanely dwelling within those borders, but giving a healthy and vibrant expression of what those boundaries are for those lesser mortals such as myself who are still trying to figure it all out. Have a great day.

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    1. I so appreciate your lovely comment db!!! It inspires me onward!!

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  6. Anita says:

    Your hands are much steadier than mine! 🙂 Beautiful photos.

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    1. I took several shots but most did not come out lol!! Thanks Anita!!

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  7. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Wow. Hand held? Do you remember the speed? These are gorgeous.

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    1. thank you Emilio umm I think it was 1/4 or 1/5 – a very short exposure and by the way most did not turn out lol!!

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  8. poppytump says:

    Oh .. these are so lovely … enigmatic almost Hannah !

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    1. thanks so much Poppy!! I like that word!!

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  9. afairymind says:

    Beautiful pictures, Cybele. I’ve never been to Skye, though it’s on my list of places to visit. 🙂 Well done with the handheld long exposure.

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    1. I did a number of them and a number of them were all blurry!! Got lucky with a few lol! Thanks Louise!

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  10. Another beautiful one, Cybele! The light and composition are so perfect.

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    1. so glad you like it as you know these places too!! Thanks Pam!

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  11. sheldonk2014 says:

    The house looks like a scene out of the grape of wrath
    Great work
    As always Sheldon

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    1. good description and a great book- but very peaceful on the Isle of Skye!! Thanks Sheldon!!

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  12. DG MARYOGA says:

    Exquisite monochromatic photography,Cybele Dear!Perfect use of light in both.The Skye scenery gently receives soft,bright light,it feels as if time never touched it.The waterfall is equally beautiful;you’re gifted with technical wizardry,my friend 🙂

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    1. oh many thanks Doda- sometimes the magic works!! 😀

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  13. sixpixx says:

    Too good. Love them both but that cabin on the hill… The wind…. The cold… The crashing waves below… Emotive shot.

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    1. yes!! Thanks Six!

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  14. These are both fabulous images, Cybele.

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    1. many thanks Sylvia!

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  15. These are impressive images! Well done!

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    1. a compliment coming from you! Thank you!

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  16. I really love the first photo, it’s beautiful!

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