WaterEscapes April 26, 2012 | drawandshoot There is a sojourn to the sea on the very near horizon. It may be quiet here for a fortnight. All images © Karen McRae Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Karen! These are amazing. So, so beautiful.
Christine, thank you! I’m glad you think so.
I wish you stillness, if that’s what you need.
Thank you, Helen.
beautiful, very ethereal….
…when I first started following your blog I thought “what an amazing place she lives in, I wish I lived there”. Gradually I found out that it is your vision that brings out this beauty and tranquility in everything you capture. I love your work, Karen.
Marina, I am very grateful that you think that, thank you so very much.
This clarity and transparency is, in fact what your eyes are.
Aguas tranquilas,se respira paz.
Really great shot, Karen! I knew at sight of your works, sometimes our planet is filled with quiet beauty.
Thanks so much, Canon.
Each one is magnificent. Such grace. They’re perfect.
Elena, thank you. =)
The first words that came to mind were pure, clear, tranquil, cleansing ……But words are inadequate and superfluous when trying to describe these pictures. For me they are just ineffably beautiful.
Ah Louis, I love that these make you respond that way. Thank you so much.
What a stoic solo swan.
I like that you are imagining the humble Canadian goose as a swan, Posky. =)
I just feel like we give the average swan too much credit and the average goose not enough. It’s like bird racism.
So elegant as always. But these contrast the solid and the transparent in such as wise way.
CJ, thank you. A lovely comment.
Everyone of the words I would use for these glimpses of a captured world have been taken – so I just don’t know what to say. Except thank you.
quiet is also nice.
photographs are quiet, and not for this any less beautiful
Ethereal, natural, sublime…
Beautiful and peaceful series. I LOVE the first one.
I’m liking the “quiet” tones in these images. Lovely stuff! 🙂 And enjoy your trip to the sea. I hope there will be photos coming!
Oh yes, there will be photos. Steve! 🙂
you perceive your world in such a delicate tone…I admire your insight
Barbara, thank you. That’s a lovely compliment.
A wonderful space in which to stretch out on water and breathe peace. I love how your photos give room for that. Have a lovely time.
Thanks, Noel. It should be an interesting time!
I LOVE your perspective in these. Just lovely.
I’m glad you do, thanks Aja!
Karen, Karen; what a treasure these are. Lovely.
Hey thank you, Jack! Much appreciated.
Especially loved the shot with the lone goose, beautiful!
Thank you, the geese are extremely plentiful right now!
Karen, these are beautiful though I am so intrigued by your words. Are you going on a cruise? 🙂
Marina, hi! I’m going to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for a couple of weeks. Nothing as exotic as a cruise but there will be some boating! 😀
Nice Karen! I’ll miss your posts though I know you’ll make up for it when you get back. Enjoy the R&R!
Loved all of them… and I have noticed portrait views look so better in blog pages. 🙂
Thank you, Nandini! 🙂
Karen. I actually had a dream today that felt like one of your photographs. Very peaceful, soft and lovely as if time stood still. I didn’t realize it until now that I read your new post. Btw these latest photographs are a treat. I love the first one : )
Nareen, that is such a great compliment, thank you.
I’m glad it wasn’t a nightmare with little skulls and stuff! 🙂
LOL. The dream definitely would have taken a different direction : )
The lone goose is my favourite, too. So serene~
Eve, thank you.
Le Clown likes to think that you are a thriving and wealthy artist, living in a huge and magical castle in the outskirts of some wonderful borough.
Oh, I’d like to think that too.
Le Clown has a great imagination! Perhaps even magnificent…
Karen, you manage to surprise me with every new post, despite the high expectations. I love this series!
Oh! Well I’m glad to hear that. Thank you, Sorin. =)
Enjoy yourself, wherever it is you are going, and return refreshed..
Your style is so recognizable. When I see your pictures I am not in doubt it is yours. This series is beautiful. So many planes on these pictures from the deep under water life to the faraway horizon line. Thank you for the pleasure to see you work.
Oh, thank you for saying that. It’s interesting that you find it recognizable. I very much appreciate your comment.
So beautiful. Was this photo taken in Ottawa? All your shots are so enticing that I want to visit the area!
Thank you, Mona. Yes, these are all taken in Ottawa, along the Ottawa River. I’m glad you find them so enticing!
So beautiful, Karen…I do love the one with the goose and its little water-contrail. 🙂
Those geese are always looking for a photo-op! He just pulled into the picture at the perfect time. (Or maybe it’s food they are looking for…)
Thank you, Scott!
You’re very welcome…I like that they’re there…and their cousins are here with me, too. 🙂
No need to answer, I’m always here.- I caught up with your posts today, I especially like the deer and grasses in landfill project. All of them I am smiling. Congratulations on your wordpress honor. Carla
You really capture the essence and the moment. Absolutely beutiful!
The sense of thoughtfulness, strength , color and composition in you photos is simply amazing. Each one of them demands really contemplative looking – it’s hard work! 🙂
Hello, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award
Astonishing. Loving your work. Inspired me to do some more photography for my blog so went out and bought a small tripod. Thanks.
These photographs are ethereal and unearthly. You inhabit the most beautiful world. Thank you for sharing it with us.
So pretty and masterful, again. I am anxiously awaiting the filters for my new camera. I love using the polarizing one to get deep into the water!!
Oh dear karen! you are at the seaside! I hope you and your darlings have all the right kit with you; stripy beach balls. shuttle-cock rackets and net from the 1920’s, swimming instructions, swimming costumes (knitted?) buckets and spades, hats, sunglasses … and a camera to record some of it at least, so wonderfully! 🙂 xo
Absolutely stunning Karen! Love that last one very much!
Each of the photos you’ve selected to post are lovely. Again, the very simplest ones (nearer to the end of this post) are my favorites. I love how the understated objects press in from outside the frame, and also seem to huddle toward the edges.
Nice watery effect good shots !
beautiful series of photographs
Great series of photos. I really like how the horizon seems to vanish into the light. the photos take on an interesting appeal as one cannot tell where the sky and the water meet.
a vertical compelling vertical sequence of five vertical images.
Your photographs are encapsulating! absolutely stunning! What bliss it must be to be amongst nature Enjoy 🙂