Cape Breton: Fading Into Blue May 14, 2012 | drawandshoot Various shorelines in Chedabucto Bay, Cape Breton All images © Karen McRae Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Great images, they look like paintings.
Thank you very much!
Karen, As someone who loves the many shades of blue (my wedding dress was sky blue with lace on top) these are just beautiful. What calming views. So glad your trip went well and that you got to shoot such lovely photos.
Hi Nareen, blue has always been one of my favourite colours, too. Thank you.
Reblogged this on modelrae and commented:
I love pics like this……SWEET SERENITY!
Thank you for the re-blog!
You’re most welcome!!!
I’m glad you think so!
Oh, how I love shades of blue! Beautiful photos. Looking forward to seeing more from your trip to the sea.
Thank you, Erica. You are fortunate to be so close to the sea!
Gorgeous series. 🙂
Much thanks, Inga!
Thank you, Xtendedline!
Blues from tissue paper to velvet…ah
Oooh, great description, thanks!
I love the progression, Karen! Absolutely perfect!
Marina, thank you, you are always very kind!
Beautiful photos! I enjoy the extremely low light ones at the end. Nice work!
Thank you, it’s always interesting to work in low light and use long exposures.
It is really great to have an artist living just above me.
I’m home now but I think I’ll be back! 🙂
It’s great to see your work again after your break. I was wondering what you would come back with and no surprise — these are spectacular!
I appreciate your thoughtful comment, Shari! Thank you.
Beautiful blue! 🙂 Great photos, Karen!
Hi Nandini! 🙂
Thanks so much.
loving the diminishing light, great blue series.
I spent many early mornings watching the sun come up (and go down) such magic in those times of day. Thanks Lisa.
Stunning vista, and amazing captures…. Love the varying shades of blue as the day/evening progresses.
I’m happy you like these, thanks!
Thank you, Anita.
While showing serenity, you can show the demon and its power in the same time.
Powerful photos !
Oh, thank you Yoshizen. You look at things with such interesting perspective! 🙂
Like like like like like like..ok…LOVE! 🙂
Thanks, Cath! This puts a big smile on my face. 🙂
Fine work! A nice progression into the depth and mystery.
Thank you, Greg. (I was listening to some of your gorgeous music a while back, but was unable to get the comments to work, I will have to return!)
Thanks very much, Karen! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the music. 🙂
Love the moodiness of the last photo – all so beautiful! K
Thank you Kathleen!
Love the low lighting and magical sunsets. So calming to view!! Were you using a neutral density filter? Once again, I’m in awe of your beautiful work! 🙂
Hi Polly, I was using a neutral density filter with the first 3 images.
Have you experimented with one?
Thank you. 🙂
Beautiful Karen. I’m particularly partial to the second shot; I like the steely tones. The blue tones are nice too. I’ve grown accustomed to a more subtle and limited colour palette owing to the recent winter.
Thank you, Distan. The seasons sure shift the tones, I love how each season offers something different.
Just a gorgeous series Karen. A perfect beginning, middle, and end.
I appreciate that, Marina! Thank you.
Amazing…love them all…so rich.
Thanks, Scott. 🙂
I especially like Dusk2 and Fadingintoblue3, the quality of the water is great. I am suspecting they may be longer exposures, though I can’t tell for sure.
Yes, Ephem. they are long exposures. Thank you.
Love that last one, Just stunning!
On the third photograph from the top there is a soft pink-ish orange reflection- well captured and subtly placed. Quite lovely.
I like it when people notice the subtitles, thank you!
Dusk 2 is simply incredible! the tones are just so breautiful, i wish i could photograph like that!
Thank you so much. These pictures were taken with the camera on a tripod using long exposures. You should give it a try! 🙂
I will, thank you!
How long do you recommend the exposure to be? is the longer the better or does it depend on the desired effect related to the light?
It does depend on the amount of light and the effect you want, it’s fun to experiment with different exposures.
Example: The top image here was taken at the following settings: 5 sec exposure, f/18, ISO 100.
The second last exposure was a full 60 seconds, f/13, ISO 100.
lovely! i like colors and lights ! very good work
Thank you, Adrien.
Truly amazing…! 🙂 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
You are so talented Karen. I love your photographic work.
You are very kind Anette, thank you!
Great series of images Karen. The last one with the trees in silhouette and the band of light reflected in the water is superb.
Simon, thank you. It was a gorgeous place to watch the sun go down.
The finale is one gorgeous blue. Beautifully captured (as always).
Thank you very much, Richard!