Tangled limbs dancing on the gently moving water.
This is very much what it actually looked like through the lens.
The colours are from yesterdays restless clouds and light, the silty bottom of the creek, and the branches and leaves reflected and simmering under the surface. The only post-processing I have done is a bit of cropping and slight level adjustments. And perhaps turning some things on their heads…
Today the leaves are mostly stripped bare and the trees are being thoroughly dampened.
© Karen McRae, 2012
52 thoughts on “Tangled”
I’m going to have to play with reflections as well, now. Nice.
Thank you, Emilio. You will find it fascinating, I’m sure!
Really beautiful! I like such kind of photos!
I’m glad you do, thank you!
I think gently flowing water is very relaxing. It seemed so at the time.
Transporting… these would make awesome album art. They almost generate the music themselves.
Thank you, Greg. There was a bit of water music here…
These are gorgeous & and 3&4 particularly appeal to me!
Hi Christian, thank you. I’m fond of the subtle yellows that came out in those ones.
turning photos on their heads has such a dramatic effect I have noticed. You’ve kept serenity in check here. Beautiful series!
I suppose reflections can be on their heads already so turning them upside down might right them somehow. Thanks very much, Marina!
Glittery and mesmerizing.
I agree with Elena… mesmerizing!
Water is kind of mesmerizing. It’s kind of like watching a lava lamp at times! 🙂
I love the way you see Karen. Enjoying this series very much.
I’m glad you do, Chillbrook, thanks so much!
These are wonderful Karen! I love how you can see the trees reflections but they aren’t clear. They do appear to simmer over the surface! Great work and great post 🙂
Hi Polly, it’s interesting doing a series like this because you really have no idea what you might come away with. I’m gald you like them, thank you!
It would be great to hear from you.
Could you please contact me via email.
Hi Chris, feel free to email me at karenmcrae@gmail(dot)com
Thank you, Allen.
I love your work.
Chris, thank you!
Very creative and fascinating images Karen!
I’m glad you think so, Phil. Thank you!
Great abstracts. =)
Thanks for your comment!
They look like watercolors, so fluid and soft. Such lovely images!
I guess technically they are watercolours! =)
I love this reflexions series Karen!
Thanks, Marija. Much appreciated!
More marble – lovely. 🙂
We’ve had the shortest autumn for years in Italy, too: it jumped from summer to winter in less than a week.
Well it’s not Italian Marble but it’ll have to do. =)
Amazing and very beautiful 🙂
Aw thanks so much, Inga!
I love the way you blur the boundaries between media – these look like radical watercolours. Really great.
Thank you, Richard. I find it really interesting attempting to blur the boundaries with photography, and watching how things can morph into something you didn’t even intend. It’s such a versatile medium.
They look like veins in the water, such beautiful work Karen! Each image a meditation!
Veins are something I hadn’t thought of, but I love when things can shift their visual meaning like that. Thanks, Mimo!
Beautiful, as always. Quiet and peaceful photos that make me take a deep breath and enjoy the tranquil nature you have shared.
It is a tranquil place. Glad you found it restful, Shez! Thanks.
Very Monet! 🙂
Thank you, Richard!
I’m filled with the sense, Karen, that one of your gifts as a photographer is that you slow WAY down, because that’s what it takes to notice the things you notice, to see the things you see, ordinary, everyday things that are incredibly beautiful, but so many of us don’t have or take the time to stop and notice them.
Thank for noticing them for us!
I guess my life is slower than most, more self directed perhaps.
Thanks for your great comment.
This is amazing photography. I like the way you’ve captured the moments.