Sedimentary Skies and a Sketchy Landing April 4, 2012 | drawandshoot All images © Karen McRae Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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What beautiful photographs! You most definitely have a painter’s soul. The first photograph was breathtaking ( I could see it enlarged and taking up a wall in my living room). I also like the third one with the lone bird and the last one with the Geese (they are Geese right?) I love the impressionistic feel to the last one. Wouldn’t have had the same effect if it had been clear and focused. Have you thought of adding a Pinterest button to share your pictures. I would love to pin some of your photos.
Thank you! I’m glad you like them. Yes, they are geese landing and I can add a Pinterest button. 🙂
Very impressive photos.
Especially, I like the last one.
Thank you Yoshizen!
The last one makes me a bit dizzy (or it could be the chocolate I’ve been eating! 🙂
I’m not quite convinced by the landing, but the others are superb. i love the bands of colour in the first; the flight of geese silhouetted in the light part of the sky, balancing the clouds below; the incredible movement captured in the fourth etc.the colour range ….I like them!
Yes, the landing is “sketchy” I agree, therefore the title… 🙂
Thank you for commenting Louis.
The blending..culminating in the last photo. Be u ti ful.
Aw, you are very kind Elena, I’m happy you think they are beautiful!
Beautiful work, Karen!! I love the softness of these images. The one I’m drawn especially is the one where the sky dominates the composition with faint silhouettes of those tiny birds. Stunning!! It really portrays the scale and the magnitude of the sky… beyond reach. My second favorite is the last photograph… beautiful, sketchy abstract! I can sense the movement of the birds. Great post as always, Karen!
Polly, thank you for your very nice comments! 🙂
Love the feeling of motion in that last image. Looks like you’re having the kind of weather that we usually have…the kind that we put up with all winter in anticipation of the promise of summer. 😉
Hope all is well with you!
All is well Ray, thank you!
Yes, spring is a repeating mix of sun and cloud, and it’s been quite cold again.
Thank you Allen!
A feast for the eye and the soul, Karen. I can see you went over the snow sick phase :). There is so much beauty around us. All we need to do is see it… I love the last before one!
Yes, I’ve had a little trouble transitioning! Thank you for saying “a feast for the eye and the soul”, that is just a wonderful comment!
Was it a storm coming in? I like the geese one. A lot.
No storm, just a gathering of late day clouds. Thank you. 🙂
totally beautiful…I am off and up with those birds.. 🙂
You are soaring over the ocean as I write this…
What I love about your work is that you give everything room to breathe. These are really so great.
Richard, thank you so much. I like that you think that! 🙂
These are wonderful, Karen. My favorite is the second to last one (birds far away in the bottom of the frame).
Thank you Lois!
As much as I have a real liking for the complete set, picture #3 speaks to me. Not literally of course, cause that would be crazy.
If it did speak to you it would be a lonely seagull sound, and it would put you in a deep sleep. Immediately. 😉
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Simply stunning works. Like Richard Guest stated, you give everything room to breathe. The second last shot is excellent, and I really adore the last one. This is a wonderfully soothing series. Karen, I’m always inspired when I read your posts.
Thank you Marina,
I’ll trade for those California skies! At least for a little while…
Incredible…I love the first shot…like a release. Very nice, Karen.
Thank you very much Scott! 🙂
You’re welcome. 🙂
These are brilliant Karen! Yesterday evening, I was lucky to see similar grey clouds and birds flying around. But I couldn’t click those moments. Glad to see them here, these are really beautiful. Great work as always. 🙂
Hi Nandini, thank you. I appreciate your lovely comment.
Extraordinary paintings Karen! I love them!
Thank you Marina, I’m glad they make you think of paintings. 🙂
the last one is surreal! you draw the lines of beauty.
Rachel, thank you. A lovely comment to make. 🙂
Nice series of photos..
Beautiful and moody! LOVE these!
We had a similarly clouded sky yesterday around sunset. I could have stared at it for hours.
Thank you Fish & Bicycles!
beautiful shots & the geese are exceptional!
Much appreciated Elizabeth, thank you.
migrating birds and heavy skies – perfect combination!
Yes, the skies do look heavy! Thanks so much Lisa.
The sky, clouds in particular, as mesmerizing… I’m fascinated by the sky, ever changing, never still. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Thanks for your comment. the sky is fascinating, I agree.
i love the plasiticity (not sure that is the word) of the sky pics. when i was little i remember thinking how odd that clouds should be permeable, they look so damn solid. these are marvellous in this respect, like a heavy drink that’s not been stirred very well. amazing stuff. thank you very much for posting.
“like a heavy drink that’s not been stirred very well”
I like that! Thank you for your generous comment. 🙂
Again the last image is my favourite!
Thank you Mufidah. 🙂
The ephemeral nature represented here. Wonderful. Liked.
Thanks so much.
Beautiful photos, truly inspiring. I particularly like the one with the lone bird – for me it almost tells a story. I would love to be able to take photos like you some day. If you could, I would really appreciate it if you came to my website to see some of my photos and then you could maybe give me some pointers. It’s fine if you don’t want to, it was just an idea. I would appreciate it very much, though. Congratulations on having such a beautiful website.
Thank you for your lovely words, I am humbled.
I really like these. The abstract swirls are beautiful.
Michael, thank you.
Cheers! And thanks!
I heart sky photos and these are great!
I’m glad you like them, thank you!