The days seem intermediary. Frosted only at the edges. The autumn colours have faded – to sepia – to grey – to misty blues.
But for some reason these are colours I can sink into. Literally.
There have been a few times when I thought my boots might be lodged permanently in the clay bottom of the creek. But so far I’ve managed each time to wrestle myself out on to solid ground. When your mind is absorbed in one thing, you may not notice that your feet are being absorbed by another…
Each of these images is an in-camera double exposure. Layers of light and shadow on a rippling surface.
© Karen McRae, 2012
55 thoughts on “Incidental Exposures”
so dreamy, like from another world. beautiful indeed.
Sonja, thanks very much – it is a place with a bit of magic.
Thank you, Helen.
I empathise with your delight in soft greys, blues and sepias.
Oh yes, these are indeed wonderful colours…
Gorgeous colours and textures as ever Karen. Simply beautiful.
Adrian, thanks so much!
OH! I want to float on every one.
It might be a bit chilly! =)
the movement and veil – entrancing
Thank you for creating and sharing art with us Karen! It’s beautiful!
It truly is a pleasure, Sophie. I very much appreciate your lovely comment! =)
I can see how you could get absorbed in this work, Karen. These are all such splendid images to get lost in. Forget the boots! Float away! 🙂
Ha! Thanks, Lemony. It would be a bit chilly at the moment with no boots…
“When your mind is absorbed in one thing, you may not notice that your feet are being absorbed by another…”
This made me smile 🙂
And I really liked #5
Happy to make you smile, Lorne!
Thank you. =)
I love these ethereal looks. Peaceful.
It really is rather peaceful place, thank you!
I could stare at that first one for hours, just relaxing. So peaceful. My wall wish list grows longer.
Thanks, Trish! =)
That’s very sweet.
The steely, creamy tones perfectly match the marbled reflections.
And i remember leaving a pair of rubber boots buried in about two feet of mud when i was a little kid. Couldn’t get them out and had to go home barefoot.
I am picturing little you heading home with no boots. Did you get in trouble?
I did not: my mother had lost a pair the same way, the same day, as well… 🙂 How funny to reminisce…
Thank you, Marina.
I whisper: it’s beautiful and dreamlike.very well done!
Thank you very much for the whisper, Dina. That’s lovely!
I like all of these images very much. If I had to hang only one on my walls, I would happily take the last one.
That’s very kind, Paul, thank you.
I am so glad you have not been swallowed by muddy quicksand! Very pretty pictures! 🙂
I will try to stay safe, Gigi. Thank you!
These are so great – there’s something very cinematic about them – like transitions in a modern Surrealist drama.
Modern Surrealist drama – interesting! Thanks ever so much, Richard.
The last two images make for a powerful ending. Really beautiful! (While I was reading your words, I could feel the steel grip of mud oat the soles of gum boots!)
Yes, mud can be very grippy! One must be careful. =)
Inspiring work, Karen. Thank you!
I’m happy you think so, Jane. Thank you.
Wow, Karen. 🙂 Since it never gets that cold over here, it is nice to see the cold’s colors here. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Nanadini, I suppose it gets cold if you head up into the mountains? Do you ever do that?
Very nice, and worth the risk of losing a boot, or two. I think I like the last one the best, with the lighter tones at the bottom, rather unexpectedly
Thanks, Ephem – so far so good in the boot department!
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to seeing your winter unfold in your work again! But be careful in the mud! 😉
I shall be careful, Cath. Thank you – It’s always fun to explore each season, part of me looks forward to it also.
My absolute favorite color palette. Exquisite dreamy detail!
I think, mine also, Marcie! Thanks so much.
Gorgeous – the first and last images in particular have me wanting to submerge myself in the colour and texture.
Thanks, Sydney. Artists can’t resist colour and texture!
beautiful and meditative
What a great aphorism: “When your mind is absorbed in one thing, you may not notice that your feet are being absorbed by another…”
I’m glad you enjoyed that, Steve. Thank you!