Monochrome and Other Madnesses

I can’t do total justice to the magnificent churches of Paris but here is a tribute and my contribution to Leanne Cole and Monochrome Madness 3-28

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Sacre Couer

and be that Halloween or Samhain is creeping up on us, here are two interpretations of the Beansidhe (Banshee) bearing in mind that though there were those who were the  foretellers and mourners of death they were also part of the fair race of myth and legend, the Tuatha de Danaan.

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The wail of the Banshee

“So pray she does not come this night
If you would see the morning’s light.
Sleep well, my child, sleep fast and tight.
And dream of sweet tomorrow.”

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the beansidhe Aiobhill ( pronounced Ah veel) out walking in the woodlands at Glendalough

( models- lian cary and cendrayliss)

50 Comments Add yours

  1. What do you use to edit your images?

    And, why have I never followed your blog? I follow very few due to time constraints, but I think I will add you to the list, just to keep my juices of imagination flowing. 🙂

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    1. what a lovely compliment! Thanks so very much!! I use Photoshop and Topaz mostly!

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      1. Thanks. I have a Photoshop program…if you could really call it that because it is so very old! It’s a “Photoshop 15” program from years and years ago. Very low tech. So, I mostly play around with free online programs like PicMonkey.com and Pixlr.com. You can’t do quite as much with the free programs, but they are still fun to use.

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      2. actually I see people do amazing stuff with them! keep going with it. You always learn something new. Do you shoot in RAW format at all?

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      3. I’ve never had a camera with the capability. For years I’ve been using the Canon Powershot S3 IS. My parents are buying me a “new” camera for Christmas this year, though, and it can shoot in RAW. It’s still an older camera (Canon Powershot SX50 HS) but will be a big step up for me. It’s similar to my old camera because I am so in love with the fully-articulated LCD screen — use it all the time!

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      4. I loved my canon powershot. I wish I could get a full frame camera but finances do not permit that luxury. It’s all good and it’s exciting to get a new/old camera.

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  2. pattimoed says:

    I love the moodiness of this shot. How appropriate for Sacre Coeur!

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    1. thanks so much Patti! I’m so slow these days but you will probably like one I just posted for this week of the Scone Palace Maze.

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  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Gorgeous images, Cybele! A

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    1. many thanks Adrian!!

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  4. landacrystal says:

    Scary but beautiful! xo

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    1. oh good!!! glad you liked it!!

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  5. I’m reading this the night before Halloween, I hope that I don’t hear the call of the banshee tonight but I’d quite happily walk into one of your magical scenes.

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    1. did you survive the banshee’s wail!! Thank you so much Andrea!

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      1. Still here 🙂

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  6. Sherry Felix says:

    I really enjoyed these images.

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    1. many thanks Sherry!!

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  7. You’re always good, both photo and story they are all perfect Cybele ❤

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    1. thank you Della! 🙂

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  8. sheldonk2014 says:

    Thank you Cyebel for your kind words
    Support and encouragement
    Simply beautiful
    As always
    Sheldon

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    1. you are most welcome Sheldon and thank you!

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  9. You have such a special style, you almost pull me into your images and mystical stories. Lovely!

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    1. oh I hope I do pull you in however briefly! thank you Lore!

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  10. solaner says:

    a wonderful edit of Sacre Coeur, Cybel. fantastic. the others, too, but Sacre Coeur is outstanding!

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    1. many thanks Solaner!! I just love Paris architecture and churches. I must return some time!

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      1. solaner says:

        🙂 me, too

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  11. Mark Simms says:

    Beautifully dream-like Cyb……you really do make this style your own

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    1. thanks for that great comment Mark!

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  12. Amy says:

    The lights are fantastic!

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    1. thank you so much Amy!

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      1. Amy says:

        Thanks to you, Cybele!

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  13. Anita says:

    Very seasonal images! Nicely done ☺

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    1. thanks Anita!!

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    1. Yes, macabre can be fun and wonderful! 🙂

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  14. All beauties and invite re-examining.

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    1. Many thanks Sally!!

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  15. Yes, bring on the darkness!

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    1. I knew you would like it ! 😀 Thanks Cardinal!

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  16. Sue says:

    Sacre Coeur in your eyes looks nothing like the place I have seen! But the star is the Wail of the Banshee…..great image

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    1. thanks Sue, glad you like it!!

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      1. Sue says:

        You are the mistress of stuff like that..

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      2. Don’t start calling me the dungeon mistress though, I might get a bad rep!

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      3. Sue says:

        Yes, you might!

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    1. oh good!! 🙂

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