Monochrome Madness 2-41

Dear Scotland, I miss you!

My contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness, this weeks comes from my collection of images of one of my favourite cities in the world, Edinburgh, Scotland  ( Go figure!)

Edinburgh my lovebright
Edinburgh, my love

And oh those Scottish Skies!, though often cloudy I never have seen the clouds open and spill so much light over the landscape in constant changing patterns. It’s a photographer’s dream and certainly makes up for the inclement weather that changes every five minutes.

and here are two more from the promenade on the Firth of Forth and an old Tudor house from the Holyrood Grounds.

edinburgh promenade
Portobello Beach Promenade

Tudor house

my scotland2a
Scotland’s Fickle Weather and Fantastic Light

44 Comments Add yours

  1. DG MARYOGA says:

    Oh,dear,oh dear Cybele,I almost missed this wonderful Scotland post!Fascinating photos and gorgeous words to descibe this distinguished part of the world!Perfect use of light in your photography,you so efficiently render the capricious Scottish weather.I share your feelings,this holy land has a very special part in my heart 🙂

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    1. we are there in spirit!! Thank you so much Doda! Good to hear from you! My posting has slowed down a lot as I have been house hunting!!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        I know about it,I hope you soon make the right decision.Posting?What’s that?I have been trying very hard to catch up,I have to sort out some 600 more e-mails 😦

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      2. I hear you!! lol

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  2. pattimoed says:

    The sepia tones and b&w are perfect for these shots! Beautiful images, as always, Cybele!

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    1. thank you so much Patti!!

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  3. Ali Isaac says:

    Ah Cybele, I think you would love Ireland, then! These are stunning images, as always.

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    1. Ali! I love Ireland. I can never say which country I love more,Scotland or Ireland and it always depends on which one I am in at the time lol!! Here is one of my posts from the magical isle. https://cybeleshineblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/a-few-wanderings-on-the-magic-isle/

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

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  5. Maverick ~ says:

    Great skies indeed, well done Cybele.

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  6. Mél@nie says:

    I miss Scotland, in general and Edinburgh, in particular… ❤
    * * *
    merci pour ce post, DéMé! 🙂

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    1. thank you for visiting Melanie!! Yes to Edinburgh!

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  7. Amy says:

    Love how you took and process these photos. So well done, Cybele! 🙂

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  8. The light in your photos is really wonderful, Cybele. That first misty image is a winner, and the skies are so moody and lowering. Fantastic. 🙂

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  9. Those are wonderful skies Cybele 🙂

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    1. yes I love those Scottish skies!

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  10. Peter Nena says:

    A sky like that of Edinburgh in the first photo. Quite broody. Nice for a little ghostly story by the fireplace.

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    1. it does!! or as someone else said- reminds them of Mary Poppins lol! Thank you Peter!!

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  11. I love the way you capture Scotland! The love shows through.

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  12. These are gorgeous! I love the way you work with light!

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    1. many thanks Robert!

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  13. Carrie says:

    Dreamy skies! The first, although I know it is not London, reminds me of a rooftop Mary Poppins might enjoy wandering along 🙂 The light in the last is stunning too. Gorgeous, Cybele. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I agree!! chim chimney 😀 Thank you Carrie!

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  14. Lovely buildings, and architecture! I love the mood of the top image. I’d love to visit Scotland one day.

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    1. oh it is quite magical ( and Ireland too) Thanks Deb!!

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  15. Your first image has an eerie yet magical appeal.

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    1. I get that feeling too! Thank you Sally!

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  16. Maria F. says:

    I like the contrast on these!

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    1. thanks so much Maria!

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  17. No wonder great tales, songs and story tellers come from here. Thoughts seep into one from the environment. Lovely images

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    1. thank you fellow mouse!! And I so agree!!

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  18. robert87004 says:

    Unfortunately, I only had one day there and didn’t get to the firth….excellent photos. ☺

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    1. oh there is just so much and so little time! Thanks Robert!

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  19. smilecalm says:

    it may be madness
    but still looks like
    your home 🙂

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    1. thank you smilecalm!!

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  20. sheldonk2014 says:

    Very surreal
    My kind of image

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    1. thanks Sheldon! mine too!

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