Winter’s Dust 2 November 30, 2012 | drawandshoot A flutter in the chest. A small bird, caught inside. Almost weightless in its restlessness. Almost. At times nestled in, curled up, resting. At times. A flutter in the chest. Wing-beats and sharp feet. Pulchritude and ache in equal measure. Almost. © Karen McRae, 2012 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
62 thoughts on “Winter’s Dust 2”
Wonderfully delicate. True beauty nearly always has an ache to it, don’t you think?
I think so, too.
Thank you, Lois.
Exquisite Karen. Such delicate beauty.
Adrian, I think there will be more snowflake hunting in the future – they are so cool! Thank you.
text is perfect
Thank you, Nathan.
Wonderful! And you also write a poem with your photos.
Thank you very much, those are kind words.
Karen – how do you create this stunning beauty every time? I’m in awe, honestly..just perfect and heartbreakingly lovely.
Hi Cath, thank you!
That is such a kind comment. I think I just happen to find beautiful things to photograph. =)
I am now convinced that they pose just for you!
So elegant, Karen!
I think, I totally agree with you.
Yes, I’ve got nature trained! Well not really… =)
Thank you both!
Thanks very much – nature is amazing!
I sometimes wonder whether you ever weep when you view your own work – the feelings are often very deep.
That’s an interesting comment, Louis.
No, I don’t weep when I look at my own work – but sometimes I feel very connected to it.
You likely feel the same about your work, no?
Still nothing but incredible !
Yes, I understand well the feeling of connection, but I seldom produce anything that comes near the sublime beauty that is the hallmark of so much of your work.
Ahhh, no other words right now. Still taking it in–Beyond magical.
Elena, thank you!
Oooooo Karen.. how marvellous.. absolutely marvellous.. the 2nd and 5th just take my breath away..
Hi Helen, thank you so very much for your kind words.
Incredible, as always.
Thank you, Cat!
Another set of wonderful pictures. Very delightful and graceful. In a way very simple but at the same time very expressive. My favourite is the forth in the row for it’s more complex composition. The use of shallow depth of field is nothing short of great.
Otto, thank you. You comments are very kind, and appreciated.
Wonderful. That’s all.
You show me things I’ve never seen before. So shockingly alien and familiar-feeling all at once.
I like to hear that , Anna – showing you things you haven’t seen before – that makes me feel like it’s all very worthwhile. Thank you.
The words as well as photos are so delicately exquisite Karen! You have such a gift!
Mimo, you are very sweet – much thanks for that!
Beautiful, just beautiful !
They are fabulous shots, spring greetings.
Thanks, Carlos – I suppose i give you Winter greetings back, that’s what we are heading in to. Enjoy the spring days! =)
So beautiful…simple, fragile…and your poetic words…wonderful, Karen.
Scott, much thanks for your comment.
You’re very welcome, Karen…always inspiring, truly.
Karen, I’m sure you’ve been asked this a million times, but what camera(s) and lenses do you use:-)
Jane, most of the photography I do is with a Nikon D7000 (which I love!) and the macro lens I used for these is a 60mm AF Micro Nikkor 1:2.8 D 🙂
Thank you, Darkling Eye.
photographer and poet, too 🙂 and so much feeling…..
Hi Carla, thanks. 🙂
beautiful and moving words Karen 🙂
Thanks very much, Marina. 🙂
Wow, I could never see snow from this close! Perfect shots, Karen. And a great title! Loved it. 🙂
Thank you, Nandini. Much appreciated. =)
Beautiful shots Karen! Love your art 🙂
Thank you, Tahir. I’m happy you do!
Stunning images Karen, and equally beautiful writing to go with it. Thank you.
Thanks very much, Sydney.
Snowflakes and pixie-dust! These images transport me back to childhood. Gorgeous!
Pixie-dust – I love that! Thank you, Distan.