Looking out to Okanagan Lake and the surrounding landscape from the Penticton shoreline
We actually traveled to Penticton from Vancouver to go rock climbing at the Skaha Bluffs. Unfortunately, we hit the rainiest week of the year. The Okanagan area is high mountain desert and typically gets low rainfall. We did manage a few days of climbing and fortunately, it is also wine country.
Looking down on the vineyards along the beautiful Naramata Bench
All images © Karen McRae
40 thoughts on “Illumination”
Especially love the layers of colors in the first and last images. 😉
Thank you, Cynthia.
That view looking over the vineyards to Naramata Beach is gorgeous. Sigh.
Yes, the vineyards are gorgeous and lush!
Thank you, Allen!
Magnificent views with lovely plays of light . . .
The views there are very nice, thank you.
The first three are particularly good – sense of place and atmosphere.
Louis, thank you, there really was such a lovely atmosphere that evening. I’m glad you can sense it.
These are beautiful! I love how green and misty and organic they feel. Wonderful landscapes. Great work 🙂
Thanks, Polly. 🙂
Beautiful, wonderful, country captured with professional photography. Thanks for taking us on vacation. Wally
Thanks so much, Wally. A very kind comment!
All distinctly glorious. .. The mood, the sense of place..captivating.
Elena, thank you. Captivating it was!
Oh British Columbia… So beautiful!
I loved the place, you know here we are on the other side of the world and is completely backwards, the shortest day of the year …
Thank you, your days are now getting longer then! 🙂
Ah, you go to such interesting places Karen! And I’m glad you take your camera with you, for sure! But remember, don’t drink wine and rock climb at the same time – wine glasses are just too fragile!
An excellent tip, Steve! 🙂
The wine was on the rain days…mostly… 🙂
Ha, I’m full of useful tips! 🙂
Oh, my! Lovely! Such a wine-velvet texture to the whole series, a delicate balance of color and atmosphere to allow one to take it in, and be taken in by it. Great work Karen.
Noel, thanks for the very nice comment! 🙂
I love the balance and depth in these compositions. That’s what illumination achieves, I suppose. 🙂
I just don’t know what to say anymore… But I was #70 to like your post. I think I deserve a price! Coffee?
Hi Le Clown,
I’m not sure I understand…?
beautiful -When you hike and travel in the rain what camera and equipment do you bring?
I bring all my usual equipment, but I have a water proof camera bag to put everything in. And I take an umbrella and/or waterproof clothing to shield things from the rain.
Those are absolutely fantastic images! Your blog is joy to behold.
Thanks for such a great comment. I’m glad you think that! 🙂
Wonderful scenery and colour Karen.
Beautiful, Karen…and the clouds were your friends with those first three shots…incredible effect.
Well a glass of wine does help. Looks lovely out there in wine country.
Love those grapevine shots! Gorgeous!
Terrific! Too bad about the rain, I am glad you got some climbing in, and wine.
Ha, rock climbing and a few glasses of good vino finishes the day nicely.