Monochrome Madness 3-3

Coming on the heels of the Siren’s Bones (chapter 3) (thank you dear readers!)-  I’m slowly catching up this week so do visit Leanne Cole and Monochrome Madness– if you want to join in on the madness!

from the Isle of Arran to the Orkneys in the north, Scotland is

The Land of the Standing Stones

(dedicated to the late, free spirited, Jerry Murry of Victoria,BC, who inspired me to go travelling many years ago, and who, I am sure, left some of his spirit in those magical and powerful places )

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A Stone in the Ring of Brodgar

Paul Anderson’s beautiful:  Land of the Standing Stones

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Machrie Moor on Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde

 

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Ring of Brodgar

more stones on star child musings

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and a lovely spot near my house

Cole Island in View Royal harbour

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55 Comments Add yours

  1. My friend is very active in preserving Cole Island – she has put up a website called http://www.coleisland.ca. Your version is so lovely — and the standing stones so mysterious and magical – I don’t know how you keep up with everything!

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    1. I don’t!! 😀 I’ll check that site out!

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  2. Such wonderfully powerful images, Cybele! And the skies – just incredible. Beautifully creative work! I’ve missed spending time here.

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    1. Many thanks Stacy- pop by for a story again when you have time!

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      1. That’s a promise, Cybele!

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  3. Truels says:

    I love your photos of the stones – surrounded by amazing light and stunning skies…..

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    1. the skies are stunning there! Thanks Truels!

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  4. Amy says:

    You are taking monochrome to new heights! Wow!!!

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    1. I am honoured Amy- just posted a new one on MM 3-4 lol! It seems I am having a hard time keeping up with the blog this last while!

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      1. Amy says:

        Photography, processing, posting, visiting… are very time-consuming, especially the works you share. 🙂

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      2. fun and satisfying too though!

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  5. sriramjanak says:

    just beautiful…:-)

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    1. thank you so much -please pop by again soon!

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  6. pattimoed says:

    Very powerful images, Cybele and very beautiful! Just gorgeous work.

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  7. Maria F. says:

    I really like these wide angle shots.

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  8. Ali Isaac says:

    Those standing stones are incredible, aren’t they? They look like people in the landscape.

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    1. they do Ali! thanks for coming by!

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  9. Wonderful atmospheric images, Cybele. Those standing stones could really tell some stories, I’m sure. 🙂

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    1. thanks Sylvia!! They really do!

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  10. sixpixx says:

    Just… beautiful.

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  11. These are wonderfully dramatic Cybele.

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    1. they are so powerful aren’t they!! Thank you!

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  12. You did it again. This is magnificent. Love looking at your photos with the music.

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    1. much appreciated Sherry!! Thank you!

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  13. sedge808 says:

    really stunning.

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  14. These are so beautiful, Hannah, and the music enhances the mood. 🌷

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    1. doesn’t it!! a lovely evocative piece. Thanks my friend. These stones are so impressive.

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  15. Incredible capture Cybele!

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  16. Superb indeed. I love Scotland and the stones there are stunning. Well caught, you have almost given them life 🙂

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    1. Many thanks for that great comment sp!!

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    1. thanks so much Maverick!!

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    1. thank you Lisa! such a great subject!

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  17. Sue says:

    What marvellous, mystical images, Hannah!

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    1. thank you Sue!! Those places are mystical!

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      1. Sue says:

        They most certainly are!

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  18. Absolutely stunning. I want to be there and feel their powerful energy.

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    1. they are powerful! Thank you moon!!

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  19. Mark Simms says:

    I thought I recognised those standing stones…..excellent images all

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    1. thanks Mark!! I thought you would!

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  20. aidymcglynn says:

    Very striking and evocative images Cybele. Brilliantly toned.

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    1. Happy you like them Aidy! Thank you!

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  21. sheldonk2014 says:

    You take your time
    It’s well worth the wait
    Sheldon

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    1. many thanks Sheldon!

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  22. Every image is magical! I love the standing stones, and the lake is somewhere I’d love to visit.

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    1. thank you so much and yes, do visit!! 🙂 anytime. Have you read the new chapter of the story yet! (no rush) I’m quite behind in everything these days!!

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      1. No, I’m a few days behind emails, and blogs. I’m doing some catching up now. I’m up to April 25th’s emails so I’m getting closer to your next chapter! 🙂

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      2. lol!! you sound like me!!

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