Unfolding February 17, 2012February 17, 2012 | drawandshoot The first light and colour of the day unfolding over the Ottawa River. All images © Karen McRae Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Thank you Filipe.
Love your second photo Karen!!!! All great though (as usual…) 😀 **
Thanks Xandre. That land mass in the background of the second photo is actually Quebec, just across the river from us. It is a spectacular province!
You captured some glorious light! Beautiful!
Thank you Mimo.
What an effort. And it was well rewarded. !
Thank you Yoshizen! 🙂
We are now back to grey skies…
Beautiful! The light in winter is really unique, isn’t it?
It’s true Lois, all the light reflection from the snow paints a unique picture.
the firstlight4, the motor home, is great!
Thank you, for some reason I love that little trailer.
I can see the appeal of ice fishing, if they get to experience skies like that.
Yes, the sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular in such a wide open space.
Wow. I wonder what that must feel like, existing out there in a warm box on the ice. The last one with the tracks emphasizes the idea that they are existing where no one has gone before. New world, in a way.
The Ephemeral Frontier!
I bet it’s nice to get away from it all, although now you can text, watch You Tube and ice fish all at the same time. I wonder if there’s and iFish application for your iPhone?
Hi Maria, thank you!
Thank you Allen!
Were you shocked to see colour on my blog?!
I realize it’s been rather monotone and low key lately…
No! Not at all, I just thought the colours were beautiful. You had pretty colours in the indoor fog ones too remember 🙂 And there have also been those caramel autumn leaves clinging on still in places, and the fishing shacks have colour too. Your photos are never monotone. Ha, not even the ones with snow! 🙂 And low-key? I don’t think so 🙂 Always something interesting to see here!
Lovely -the play of shadow and light in the tracks – so nice!
Thank you Kathleen. The other day when I was there and all the trucks were out on the ice I could hear it making noises and shifting, slightly disconcerting. There is a crack running through these tracks…
Expansive yet intimate-gorgeous.
It must be the warm light that makes them intimate. Thanks Elena.
Well I think yuo might know that I am going to just love these karen 😀 .. I’m interested in what lens you arebusing to get the wide shots?
sorry I’m very tired… I meant what lens you are using !! not abusing !!
But you didn’t even write ‘abusing’. Hmmm.. time to sleep?
I know but close!! and it’s only 7.45p.m here…but it’s been a tough week…off for 10 days now though 😀
Oh I regularly (ab)use this lens! =)
Actually, these were taken with a Nikkor 24-120mm 1:3.5-5.6 D
A very sturdy workhorse, do anything lens. I actually have a an 18-35mm wide angle lens but it was not on the camera when I took these. (The 24-120mm is an old lens and no longer available new but I find it extremely versatile for many things)
What kind of camera do you have Helen?
just slept in the chair from sheer exhaustion…off to bed now !! The new camera I’m always on about is the Nikon D5100 ..came with standard 18-55mm and I’ve bought the 40mm macro which I LOVE and a 55-300mm which is great.. .. but I’d love a proper wide angle ( used to have one pre-digital when I had the old Olympus OM1 ) justb don’t know which one to get that I could afford !
That last one’s amazing. I like the tire tracks going off into the distance. The light angle is very nice as well.
Thank you! 🙂
The early bird gets the light. Early morning used to be my favorite time for scenic photography. It still is but I am hardly ever there to make use of its spectacular sunlight. These photographs are very beautiful.
Yes, just light this morning, no worms…unless on the end of hooks…
Thank you very much Joseph.
This location looks like a great place! Lucky you! Love that trailer sitting there in the white expanse. Again, great photos! Cheers, Steve
Yes, I’m lucky enough to live near a good size river and lots of green-space. Thank you Steve.
pretty! i like the texture of the second image alot 🙂 Again, excellent shots!
Yes the surface is really textured from all the freeze- thaw we’ve been having and the low light really brings it out. Thanks Marina!
Beautiful. love the soft colors…
Beautiful magical light
Gorgeous captures!! I love the soft colours.
I loved the light unfolding through the series of these shots. Great work, Karen! 🙂
The progression of light and reflection is gorgeous!
elegant as always, esp first one 🙂
God I love the snow, and this year I have yet to pay a visit.
Great pictures again.
Photography- so much of it is about the light. Those few minutes at dawn and dusk. Thank you for posting these.
These images are simple in their elements, but oh-so-powerful. Thanks for taking us there, Karen!
You seem to have very long winters! From these pix, it looks like it’s set to stay for months! You must be longing for spring. We have had very little winter. I am not dreading spring -of course not! – but it’s better when you get all four. Summer, barely an autumn, a few cold days and then spring is a little unsatisfying … :).
Oh the winter’s can seem endless at times and spring is most welcome! Around February I start longing for the sun on my shoulders.
Ah, so beautifully serene — barbara
These are beautiful, as usual. I especially like the first as the light is just beginning to show up.
Nice shots, but brrrr, they make me feel cold.
Love the little lone trailer on the big expanse of ice…. You live in such a beautiful place =) Thanks for letting us see.
Brrr! Great shots! Nice ‘n moody colours! I see that caravan is still there! Obviously hasn’t sunk yet!
Truly gorgeous lighting in this series.