Wind Sketches March 6, 2012March 7, 2012 | drawandshoot All images © Karen McRae Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Brilliant Karen! Just love them all, especially the last with that little bird’s nest (yes?). They are indeed sketches; the first even looks like an etching.
I love this one too. It makes it very clear just how fragile the nest is.
I”m glad you like it Katkasia!
Marina, yes, it’s a little nest, I like that you think it looks like an etching! Thank you! 🙂
Wonderful! I agree with Marina-the first one- subtle lines of an etching! Congrats!
I like that Marija, I love the quality of etching, thank you so much.
These are fantastic! I absolutely love the first photo – it is elusive and breathtaking.
I appreciate your feedback, thank you so much!
Ha ha ha , So, this time you are showing that the nature can wobble too.
Still, they are very Karen like photo.
(technically, to capture moving thin branches without disappearing on the
white background must be very tricky shot. Beautifully very well done)
Ah Yoshizen, I am only able to hold the breath of nature for a very short time! It’s just so powerful. 🙂
Thank you very much.
These photographs are absolutely beautiful! I’m curious about your camera settings. Are you interested in sharing that information?
Hi Carla, I don’t mind sharing that at all.
I used a range of shutter speeds but in the first one I stopped it down to f/29 at 1/5 of a sec. and used a polarizing filter so I could make a longer exposure without overexposing the image.
It was quite windy! On a calmer day I might have gone with a
slightly longer exposure.
(I also layered 2 images in the first 2 photographs but the last one is just as it turned out..
Thank you Carla.
Hi Karen, I love the simplicity of and the negative spaces of the first one. I haven’t used filters (I have one) so this is helpful to me. I think it is so interesting how we are creating new sets of images in this new medium, digital imagery. Even the paintings take on a new look.
Thank you Carla
It’s good way to get ideas isn’t it?
The title of the post is compelling enough by itself…and such beautiful photos…again…and still. Thank you. 🙂
Scott, thank you, that’s a nice thing to say…
You’re very welcome…I mean it sincerely.
These are ethereal!
Thank you Mahdu, I’m glad you like them.
Particularly enjoy the last one Karen.. and like the first too. The 2nd one doesn’t work so well for me this time.. It is just a little too blurred for my taste 🙂
Hi Helen, I can understand what you mean, it’s experimental! Thanks.
That bottom shot really is absolutely gorgeous.. I have to keep coming back to look at it..
Karen you’ve captured something very beautiful. My own wind photos simply look like blurry images. You are a master. 🙂
Well thank you Shez, you are too kind!
I love the third shot Karen!!!! In my imagination it would make for quite an impressive wallpaper!!! (I just love that art deco wallwaper!!!) 🙂 **
Oh yes, tree wallpaper is popular right now! Good idea, thanks Xandre!
Oh, such beautiful sketches, Karen!
Much thanks Marina.
Wow, amazing. Every photograph is significant in its own way! 🙂
Nandini thank you, you are very kind. 🙂
Fragile, cold and beautiful… and you don’t have to lose your fingertips, sketching in the snow and ice = )
Thanks Moof, we had a crazy warm day today actually, it reached 12 degrees Celsius – spring fever is starting!
Wow, this is art! You should frame these and hang them on the wall. Love them 🙂
Inga, thank you so much!
So aptly titled! Glorious.
Thank you Elena.
Your images regularly make me feel like I’m straddling that fine line between dream and reality (and I LOVE it)! Visiting your blog is always a treat Karen!
Ray, I wonder what that says about me!? Probably a lot I’m a bit of a dreamer…
Thanks for the nice comments! 🙂
That you are a great artist. Your work makes the viewer think, imagine, dream… 🙂
Aww Ray, thank you so much. That means a lot coming from a wonderful artist like yourself! 🙂
My second thought was just that, they look like sketches! My first thought….beautiful!
It’s all been said by everyone else! Love the minimal but full nature of these! They bypass by visual filters and hit deep! Great stuff, Karen.
Thanks so much Steve. 🙂
What a brilliant way to take advantage of a blustery day, when nothing holds still enough to focus on!
Lois thank you, I guess you have lots of windy days in Chicago! I’d love to go there just for the architecture, hopefully one day…
Karen, I find these images incredibly moving. I just keep going back to each one to see which one draws me in the most and find that they are ALL successful. There is something magical about each one, but for me, there is something extra special about the second one.
Lemony, I’m so happy you respond to them like that. Thank you so much. 🙂
I really like the ‘fuzziness’. It looks like how I feel by the end of a busy week. There, but some bits of me don’t feel quite real.
Good description of the self, some parts substantial, other parts ephemeral and fleeting. I can relate to that! Thank you.
Thank you Diana.
Is that a perfect nest? How lovely. Lovely, lovely, lovely Karen:)
Yes, the nest is perfect. It lasted the winter so well. Thank you Gigi! 🙂
These move. Or my eye perceives movement. It’s quite mesmerizing.
I especially love the nest, because I have a thing for nests.
Beautiful as usual. Amazing how resilient nests can be.
i love the first one. it looks like a drawing with flying beetles and dragonflies.
Thank you Rachel. I like that you see insects in it!
Love the title and the photos!
Out of focus in motion is so perfect for these shots. They really work. And give me ideas.