Since posting these images I have done a little research and found out that this sturdy looking boat has the eloquent name CN No.6 Tug. There is an interesting write-up about the tugboat here.
The Romp by sculptor Chong Fahcheong
Photographs from the Lake Okanagan waterfront in Penticton, BC
All images © Karen McRae
63 thoughts on “Okanagan Dusk & Dawn”
Serenity defined. Ahh 🙂
Dusk and dawn are often the most serene part of the day, aren’t they? Thank you, Elena.
Thank you! 🙂
Something very calm and peaceful about these images. Lovely!
It seems you can make the nature to hold their breath,
and make me to hold my breath.—- then slowly taking cold air in =
this sensation is very much unique to your photography.
Yoshizen, your comments are always so thoughtful. Much thanks!
Hi Beulah, thanks!
The boat shots are awesome! Perfect reflection in the mirror like water.
Anita, thank you, I’m glad you like the tugboat. It was such a still morning.
This post is sublime Karen – #2 is just gorgeous. 🙂 there’s a yogic quality to your work Karen.
Marina, thank you very much.
Wow! These are absolutely stunning. Each image is different, yet enhances the series as a whole. They are simple, yet incredibly moving. Your work keeps getting better and better. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Hi Polly, thank you. What a nice comment! 😀
love love love all the reflections – and timeless quality – beautiful photographs
Thanks for your nice comment!
Stunning colours, particularly towards the end..a lovely glassy sheen too..
Thanks, Cath. 🙂
that picture of the sand is beautiful. Like an optical illusion almost.
A fine collection, as ever. The first five pictures convey a calmness beyond belief.
Thanks so much, Louis.
Wonderful photos from this (at the moment) quiet world.
Hi Bente, thank you. It does appear to be quiet…
Terrific Karen. I love the crispness in the shots of the boat.
Thank you very much.
Sharp yet soothing…
Thank you, Marina!
Great composition and love the vivid colours that you have managed to capture
Thanks so much.
beautiful! i love okanagan valley. where was that?
Rachel, these were taken in Penticton, looking out to the Okanagan Lake. Thank you!
So beautiful, as always. Karen you have such a keen sense of what is truly beautiful.
Thank you, Shez. I’m happy you think that.
Everything is so quiet …
Yes, a calm selection . Perhaps the calm before the storm…
your imagery conveys a great sense of serenity. it is so profoundly relaxing, that i just love your posts, karen 🙂
Alessandro, thank you!
That is such a nice thing to say.
Beautiful series, Karen…love the still water shots with the boat…can almost imagine all of the power just resting there…waiting…but loving the peace until it’s needed. Very nice.
Thank you, Scott. The boat does look to be full of potential power, even through the calmness.
You’re welcome, Karen…amazing photos. 🙂
Although I haven’t done a lot of commenting I am enjoying going through the summer with you. I hope your images are getting seen and represented in other ways besides the internet, which I think is great exposure.
Thanks for your encouragement. It’s appreciated. Karen
so calm and tranquil.. the statues are wonderfful..
The series makes me think all is well with the world… even though I know it’s not.. thank you for this little oasis of peace.
I’m glad you find it to be a little oasis, Helen. Thanks so much.
Stunning series Karen. Love those blues.
Much thanks, David.
Wonderful reflections . . . . your photos whisper so much!
Patti, thank you, that’s a very nice description.
You’ve let your pictures speak a thousand words…and now words aren’t enough to describe them…
Kind words, thank you.
omgosh! A thousand likes!!! You have done it again! Oh, loveliness of loveliness! 🙂
Aw, thank you for your enthusiasm, Gigi. 🙂
Wonderful photos Karen. The tug looks magnificent. Great light and colour – a beautiful image 🙂
Thank you, Simon.
Apparently ,it is going to be restored. I’m afraid it will lose all it’s
Just stunning, really! Beautiful!
Oh! I love the photos that feature the boat! The weight and age of the hulking machine is simply impressive.
stunning photographs…. wonderful