There is nothing minimalist about this landscape. In a way it is almost overwhelming in its tangled complexity and beauty. I find it a difficult landscape to photograph on a clear day in bright sun. I was skiing here the day before in diffused ethereal light, but regrettably, I did not take my camera. I am here often in the winter, though…
The trees laden with “snow blossoms”.
Gatineau Park, Quebec. Ski heaven.
© Karen McRae, 2013
47 thoughts on “Between Snowfalls”
Gorgeous. I wish it snowed more here – but I can enjoy it a little vicariously through your pictures. Thank you.
Thank you, Helen. I guess you must get bits of snow that don’t stick around very long. I’d love to see your city all snow drenched – it would be magical.
Oh!!! a happy vibrant blue!
i love just the 2 bright colours and shapes. its a change from the shades of grey.
Truly, Madly, Deeply Karen.. not easy to photograph when it is so bright.. Particularly like 2 and 7 with the shafts of light.. The blueness is heavenly
I miss photographing the beauty of snow. Wonderful shots, Karen. Love Snow Blossoms.
A winter wonderland, for real.
I’m so fond of path shots, and your arching canopy of snowy swords makes that eighth shot like a ceremonial occasion! How majestic to walk (or ski, which I don’t) beneath it!
Scilla, it did feel very majestic the way the trees were leaning in so laden with snow. It was hard to concentrate on skiing in all that beauty. Thank you.
Amazing and wonderful winter snow scenes Karen! From the top, #2, #6, and the last one are particularly striking to me.
a lovely spread
You did find some nice angles in this white landscape! I like the second one best.
Pleasant shock to see the scale of things in the ninth shot and I love the conference of trees in the second. These are lovely, Karen.
It’s a bit hard to tell the scale of the trees without the tiny people, isn’t it? Thank you, Richard.
Oh, you too are skiing, Karen! Me too, but not at the moment since we got rein on top of the snow. This landscape and pictures are very nice.
Yes Bente, there are wonderful places to ski here! It’s above freezing here at the moment so the snow is a bit slushy today.
As far as I remember they must be the first ever color photo of your 100s, if not 1,000s of snow landscape — so that to my eyes they looks B/W photos with meditative Blue hue. I love those blue shadow.
(And I spotted really rare human shadow in your photos with a sigh of relief 🙂 )
All are just delightful. I particularly love the ones with the white against the clear blue sky – stunning!
Oh, the snow blossoms! Perfect.
Different trees, but, oh, it looks like home. 🙂
I love that second photo with the unmarred snow…very pretty.
Snow transforms a landscape into magic, and you have captured it perfectly! Well done 🙂
You have captured the snow brilliantly Karen.
Good grief, Karen! What a lot of likes and comments you are getting! Beautiful set of photographs – there is nothing like a beautiful blue sky with a snowy foreground to inspire and make everyone’s day a bit brighter – unfortunately we are under a drab grey sky with rain and wet! I like the whole set, but in particular the snow blossoms, tree arch and jet images! It is really nice to visit your blog again, Karen! I responded to one of your comments on my blog asking if you had done anything with your work yet e.g. book, gallery?
Beautiful – I miss the heavy white snowfalls from the Ottawa Valley.
wow! I want to know too.. Are you doing a book? Submitting your work To major cities around the world Have ou been picked up by a gallery who has been looking though the internet?? You may not want to share this information. Love the snow blossoms. Carla
What sumptuous images, Karen. This just looks so heavenly, I’m sick with envy. And to think in a few short hours we will be sweltering in 43C heat here in Sydney. Swap you?
Distan, are you melting, yet? I was reading yesterday that Australia had to add a new colour to the weather charts for the type of heat you are having! Wow. Stay cool.
How about we sway when it cools off a wee bit?! : )
Yep, its been our hottest year on record and we’re expecting another 41C day tomorrow. If I can manage it, I’ll try and get the kids up for an early swim in the morning but we’ll have to be back by 9am I think. Besides, thats the best time to hit the beach in my book anyway.
As far as a swap goes; you can count me in! 🙂
What an incredible landscape..creeping creatures – I see lions and men on horseback in no2!
Stunning. Refreshing. And please… try not to leave your camera behind, Karen.
Oh, I just love those snow blossoms. What wonderful photos Karen. 🙂
Beauty, just a vision of beauty!
Oh look! I said to Pete while scrolling. Karen … gorgeous!!! I am glad to see the sun for you! And for me! Beautiful! 🙂
Love the snow fall!
Very beautiful, Karen.
Stunning shots Karen. We are so lucky to have the park as a play ground! Looking forward to many more stunning photo ops!
I love these pics – there’s nothing like freshly fallen snow 🙂
The pictures are very nice. I think it is not easy to take pictures of the snow.
The only way to describe this snow is luxurious. Makes me want to run into it. Did you ever walk in, then walk back out in your own footsteps, so it looked like you just disappear?
The snow is a distant memory for us in Australia (currently summer and way too hot). My son has made me promise to take him up the mountains in winter, in search of snow,
Such a departure from your recent work I especially liked the image of the trail disappearing around the bend into the trees.