Monochrome Madness! (218)

My first submission in ages!!. Do visit Leanne Cole’s wonderful site and see all the great images. I love monochrome portraits and moody scenes. Like Leanne Cole I sometimes forget about my infrared camera but I need to do more with it. I love the haunted effect. So my offering this week was the Gypsy. But I will include two more here.

 

The Gypsy,  She had a wildness in her spirit and a dark sullen magic in her soul

my gypsy girl2

 

in tribute to Lauren Bacall, “you know how to whistle don’t you Steve? you just put your lips together and blow”  – or of course, you could text me.

cafe2

 

 

We met when we were almost young, deep in the green lilac park (infrared)

we met

 

Come over to the window my little darling, I’d like to try to read your palm.

Leonard Cohen

 

62 Comments Add yours

  1. milliethom says:

    Lovely post, Cybele. Your photos are wonderful and the fact that you finished off with Leonard Cohen made my day. Hope all is well with you now.

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    1. so glad you visited!! Well, life certainly is unpredictable!! Thank you!

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  2. Suzanne says:

    Brilliant photos. I do get a sense of Lauren Bacall and that whole era from them.

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    1. thanks Suzanne! did you see the animation post I just did. Great fun!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        I just found it. It’s beautiful.

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  3. pattimoed says:

    Hooray! You’re back. I missed you! Lovely moody shots, as always!

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  4. sheldonk2014 says:

    I see you poking around Cybele I do hope all is well….things here suck my daughter is going through some stuff and its all too consuming
    As Sheldon Always

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    1. oh I know what that’s like and yes I’m very timid lately poking my nose out of my hole to sniff ! lol

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      1. sheldonk2014 says:

        Sniff is a good thing at least your not in the hospital my body he’s no good anymore

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      2. oh no Sheldon, are you ok?

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      3. sheldonk2014 says:

        Yes I’m working at it
        I got out this afternoon

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  5. Super images Cybele .. so you! ❤️

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  6. So good to see your entry in MM! Love your work … ❤️

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  7. Haunting but captivating, beautifully rendered.

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  8. She’s back! 😻 Love these photos. I’m especially drawn to your first picture. A lovely girl even if I don’t understand all the piercings! To each their own, I say. (I’ll be writing you shortly. Don’t want to rush.) Love and hugs, Linda 🌹❤️

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    1. haha, oh yes I hear you. I don’t totally understand it all either! Thank you dear friend!

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  9. These are great! Love, love, love!

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  10. Willow says:

    Lovely images as usual. Like you I’ve always loved B/W. Like you I’ve been doing other things for the past few months. Unfortunately my 18 year old fur baby left us a couple of weeks ago see https://whooshingthemetaverse.com/2018/07/20/rip-boogie-buddy/ for the post I made for him. Maybe now I’ll have some time to make some images now that I’ve done crying.

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    1. thank you so much Willow!! Take care of yourself!

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  11. Atmospheric, mysterious images Cybele.

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    1. so pleased you like them Andrea!

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  12. smilecalm says:

    may be mad
    but i like it 🙂

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  13. Sherry Felix says:

    Thank you so much for this lovely post Cybele. I wanted to spend time enjoying it so did not respond immediately. I rarely like images of peole but yours are enchanting, especially the gypsy.

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    1. I am very honoured ! thanks so much Sherry!!

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  14. Adrian Lewis says:

    Intriguing images, my friend. A 🙂

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  15. Beautiful portraits! I liked the quotes too.

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    1. oh I love Leonard Cohen especially, he inspired me this week! Thank you, I love portraits!

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  16. Pieter says:

    Lovely image Cybele, great to have you back aboard the MM train!
    Warm regards, Pieter

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  17. Peter Nena says:

    II always love ghe mood in your monochromes. Something in them reach out to me. I love the music, too. Fine music.

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    1. Hi Peter!! thank you so much and yes we are very proud of our poet, songwriter, Leonard Cohen. I’ve always loved his words and music!

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  18. disperser says:

    I had noticed the submission . . . very striking subject and treatment.

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  19. Anita says:

    These are beautiful, such moody pictures!

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  20. How wonderful to see another post from you and with your amazing haunting photographs too. xx

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    1. so glad I enticed you back!! Many thanks my bonny girl!

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      1. Oh I would never leave you my darling xxxxxx

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  21. What a combination: Cybele’s photos plus Leonard Cohen’s song! Glad to see you are posting again, Cybele!

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    1. trying to get back into the swing of it – thank you Crow!!

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  22. DG MARYOGA says:

    Sensational set of photos imbued with nostalgia,great monochromatic portrait and tribute to the renowned actress.The choice of the music pleasantly accompanies your storytelling photos,dear Cybele.I was in Hydra a couple of months ago and saw his house,he is still alive in our hearts ❤

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    1. oh yes , I spent a few months on Hydra once upon a time!! thanks my dear!!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        come back to spend some more months to be rejuvenated … ❤

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  23. Renee Espriu says:

    So glad you are posting once again. You are such a gifted photographer and of course, it would seem you know how to enhance your photos just so….they are awesome! I know I read your about page once but somehow missed you live in the NW. I, too, live here in Washington. It would seem you are much closer than I thought but your stories and photos seem other worldly to me as it were. Be well.

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    1. waves at you over the border! oh thank you Renee!! Now why did I think perhaps you were in Quebec!! lol.

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      1. Renee Espriu says:

        Have never been there and only once to Canada when my two oldest kids were little. So long ago now. Nice to know yet another someone in Washington State. I was born in CA but have raised my family here, retired and have been single for many years. But have many grandchildren. Take care lady of another realm! lol.

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  24. Monochrome images always seem so much more intense with expression and emotion
    Enjoyed these

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