Monochrome Madness and More from the Forest

Hello  dear fellow bloggers,

I’ve had to take a bit of a break from blogging while I tend to other things, including work on the new place and a story I’m preparing for a live Halloween reading,- interspersed with bouts of exhaustion! I will post that story soon which is actually an enhanced retelling of an older one.

I did prepare something for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (3-26)! It’s an image from my Ireland album I converted to monochrome, but I quite like it and then of course tis the season for all things Goth and I do love the gothic touch. More to come!!

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Ballinskelligs Beach, Ring of Kerry

 

Autumnal

My beautiful forest!- poetic renderings!

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85 Comments Add yours

  1. Very glad you are back 🙂

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      1. You are deserving my gifted friend. xo

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  2. Dina says:

    Beautiful work!

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  3. i tried yesterday to comment on these photos with my mobile, but they did not come through.I love the mood, atmosphere here, the colors and light. Everything- these are beautiful

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    1. oh thanks Ritva, no worries!

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  4. landacrystal says:

    I love the colors!

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    1. Many thanks Landa!!

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  5. Maria F. says:

    I like your forests Cybele!

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    1. many thanks Maria!

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  6. Lovely pictures, Cybele. I particularly like the one of the sun determined to squeeze its way through the dense base of the pampas grass, however little space it has!

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    1. thank you so much Sarah, and I’m loving your Dessication. I’m a bit slow with it because I have to read it online and still behind in everything with the move and all.

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  7. The monochrome image is very atmospheric Cybele, but I adore your autumn colours 🙂 The live Halloween reading sounds very exciting, but also very nerve-wracking, good luck with it!

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    1. I’m so glad you like it. We are finally getting some colour!!Between wind and rain. Thanks so much Andrea! It will be a while before I’m all caught up!

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  8. Ali Isaac says:

    Your forest images really are magical! 💕

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    1. oh thank you Ali!! Sorry I am so behind in responses and reading!!

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  9. Genie says:

    Art, that’s what your photos are, like a fine masterpiece by one of the greats in painting.

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  10. I love it! I could fall into the beauty of your images .. They are so rich and alive 😃

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    1. Thank you Julie! And sorry I am so slow these days!

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  11. Beautiful atmospheric photos as we have come to love and expect. Good luck with the live reading. Sounds fun!

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  12. Adrian Lewis says:

    Very much LOVE the poetic renderings, my friend. A 🙂

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    1. I am honoured Adrian! Thank you!

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  13. Alexa says:

    Love the fall pictures here..

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    1. thanks so much Alexa. It’s a very pretty time!!

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  14. Peter Nena says:

    I love the mood, the atmosphere of the Ballinskelligs Beach.

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    1. thank you Peter. When will we be treated to another scary tale!? ( hallow’s eve is on it’s way!)

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      1. Peter Nena says:

        I hope soon, my friend. You are wonderful for asking. I hope your weekend is astonishing. Thanks.

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  15. sheldonk2014 says:

    Sorry I’m late
    is there still time for a quick one
    With a twist
    Beautiful as always
    Love the black and white
    Take care Cybele
    As always Sheldon

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    1. your words are always poetry!! Thanks Sheldon!

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      1. sheldonk2014 says:

        and your photography is poetry in motion
        As always Sheldon

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      2. thanks always my friend!

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  16. milliethom says:

    Your autumnal photos are truly magical. As a novice photographer myself, I’m in awe of the way you’ve enhanced the light. I also love the ‘Gothic’ look of Ballinskelligs. It’s perfect for the Halloween season.

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    1. I am rather fond of Gothic!! 😀 Thanks so much Millie!

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  17. pattimoed says:

    So glad you’re “recovering” from the move and gathering your creative energy. That first shot was amazing. A beautiful b & w.

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    1. many thanks Patti. I’m getting there though there is still much to be done. It will be ongoing for awhile!

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      1. pattimoed says:

        Oh, it takes a while. That’s for sure. You are in a beautiful spot.

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      2. Thanks Patti!! Slowly slowly!

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  18. Amy says:

    Breathtaking forest images… ❤

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    1. thank you so much Amy!

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  19. afairymind says:

    Beautiful pictures, Cybele. I love the shots from in the forest. I hope you get a chance to relax and recoup your energy soon. 🙂

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    1. thank you for your kind thoughts Louise. It’s getting there!

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  20. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    You have not lost your magic touch and these latter two images are wonders to behold- I foresee strength in your light darks ahead!

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    1. much appreciated Laura! We keep evolving!! 🙂

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  21. Moz Loordes says:

    Beautiful photographs, Dune, especially the Irish one with the sun breaking through the cloud cover. It looks amazing in monochrome. Take as long as you want for a break because you’ll have more energy when you return that way – although we’ll miss you 🙂

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comment and wishes Moz!! Thanks so much for your follow and support! ( PS I have a virtual blog but it’s not as well visited as this but a continuation of my storytelling type stuff!)

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  22. Magical and beautful as ever!

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    1. Good to hear from you Lore! Thank you! Hope all is well!

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      1. It is! Although it seems that my muse left for an extended vacation. 😀

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  23. Beautiful touch editing, I love it. Your photos are fantastic Cybele. Love the warm, golden and magic colours. Beautiful. Have a nice week Cybele. Thanks for visit ❤

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    1. Many thanks Della and you too!!

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  24. Pieter Navis says:

    Lovely images… really feel the autumn!

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  25. Sue says:

    Love your images of the forest, very Cybele, Hannah!

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    1. thanks so much Sue!

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  26. Suzanne says:

    I was just thinking the other day I hadn’t seen a post from you in a while. Good to see you are still making wonderful images. I hope you are fully recovered from your exhaustion.

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    1. Getting there Suzanne!! I know you understand about feeling depleted at times. Thanks so much for your good thoughts!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        Yes, sometimes total down time is an absolute must.

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  27. lovely pictures as always, I have missed you, can’t wait for more, when you are up for it and ready of course 🙂 ……….some days it’s just hard – I get it!

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    1. oh I so appreciate your comment. Thanks Julz! It’s getting better slowly ha ha!!

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  28. riet says:

    Beautifull pictures !!!

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    1. thank you so much Riet!

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  29. I love those God rays in the top image, and I love, love, love your forest path image!

    Hope your spirit is well! xx

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    1. thanks so much Deb! I’m slowly getting there lol!!

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      1. YEAH! As long as you get there it’s all good. 🙂

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  30. sedge808 says:

    ‘interspersed with bouts of exhaustion! ‘

    sorry to hear it.

    enjoy your break.

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    1. it’s getting better! thanks Gavin!

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  31. Anita says:

    The forest seems enchanted!

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    1. forests always are!! 🙂 thanks Anita!

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  32. Nice shots.

    Great use of light.

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  33. Maverick ~ says:

    You haven’t lost your touch, wonderful images.

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    1. thank you for popping by!! 🙂

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  34. disperser says:

    Very nice treatments.

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