I’m just working through some images for printing and I realize that each time I look at the above image it makes me think of a little bird’s nest on a spindly stick – small seeds in winter coats nested inside.
It’s interesting to me how once an idea like that is planted in my mind, it seems I always reference that image the same way. I no longer see it for what it actually is.
In the image below, I always imagine it to be the face of a rabbit. That’s what immediately came to mind the first time I looked at it and that idea has stuck.
Alright, back to work. I’ve run out of words…
© Karen McRae, 2012
42 thoughts on “Perceptions”
Ohh how I love these pictures, they make me smile, calm and excite me. I love your impression of them, like a bird’s nest 🙂
Thanks, Sophie! I love your response to these. =)
Very beautiful blue !!
One of my favourite colours. Thanks very much, Latourte.
Ha ha! That’s the curse of the creative, Karen. I love both images. The subjects are obvious and yet they feel so magical.
Thank you, Ray. Yes, I guess I’m always looking for something else in an image even if I’m not conscious of it!
That’s remarkable – the second image really does look like a rabbit. (A kind of supernatural one.) They’re both beautiful shots and visual memes (if such a thing is possible).
Supernatural rabbit – I like that! Thank you, Richard.
Humming birds 🙂
Yes, you’re right, Jim – something weightless. 🙂
The rabbit is there alright! I know;) Heavenly.
I knew you would! 😉
Thank you, Elena.
I hadn’t noticed the rabbit! Now I definitely do!! It’s almost annoying to me when that happens to me with my own work, I try to go back to that feeling I had the first time about it, and I never can – i suppose that’s why exhibitions and things are so important as we have an opportunity almost to relive or re-engage with the work in some way..I am sooo excited that you are beginning printing btw… 🙂
It’s difficult to get those ideas out of your head on they are planted.
It’s a different experience once they are printed. Cath, I’ve been printing on watercolour paper, which I really like for certain images. Thank you.
It really is a whole different world to explore when you begin printing isn’t it – I’ve just started thinking about this myself.. Are you printing from home? I find the options dizzying!
Ain’t imagination a wonderful thing !
These photos are beautiful – I love finding something new within an image. It makes a whole new story.
Thank you – It can add layers of meaning to your image, can’t it?
Stories within stories.
out of words here too – exceptional work
Nathan, thank you. Your words always make me smile.
I have noticed that my ideas get planted in a place, too. When I wash the dishes, I have the same thought I did last time. Painting a room, I will circle around and when I get back to where I started, I will pick up the thought I was having. When I slice garlic, I remember the same friend, and brushing my daughter’s hair, I remember another. I wonder how ideas get buried in views or actions. It is very strange.
I completely know what you mean. It’s as though certain thoughts get left somewhere waiting for you to come back to them.
Often, when I come back to reading a book, my eyes go right to where I left off without my even thinking about it. I’m always amazed by this.
Ooh…that feathery blue. Beautiful.
those little leaves do remind me of feather too. Thanks, David.
Such grace… Someplace i read that plants are Earth’s means for reaching towards the Sky.
Oh, I like that thought. It’s true in a way. Lovely.
i like that it reminds me of a ballerina’s dress
All tulle and movement – I can see that, also.
it’s all about “seeing.” and you got the “eyes” for photography. wonderful!
Thank you, Virgilio.
For me, they are your blue fairies! 🙂
There are some fairy tales in these, I think…
The colours really work well together and make the image balanced. Thanks for sharing!
I love the abstract nature of your imagery Karen – no wonder it shows so clearly as we see the creativity through your eyes too 🙂
Marina, I do enjoy abstracting things a bit – seeing what I can find in something that I don’t expect. Thanks for enjoying the process with me – I appreciate it! =)
Stunning, just stunning. 🙂
Thanks very much, Inga. 🙂
Wonderful images. Will they be in your book? 😉
You never know! 😉
Thanks, Shez – you are very kind.