Flurry February 22, 2013 | drawandshoot The essence of a day etched by falling snow. Similar to the previous post, these photographs are made using a slow shutter speed and camera movement, but with very different weather conditions and light. © Karen McRae, 2013 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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A snow shutter speed… 😉
Yes, that’s it exactly. : )
They seem a marching army of ghosting spectres.
Marching to shrug off the chill, maybe…
I love the first one – the flecks of snow give it more dimension, at least for me.
Thank you, I was trying to capture the sense of snow with these; it was quite tricky – I’m not sure these snow ones are as successful but I thought I would post them as they were part of the process.
hello , without the comments to read the story behind , number two is my favorite. it invites to visit the avalons and it possesses some brown color very well done. But indeed karen , the story behind of yourself is to catch the snow, So indeed and to me, the first one , is representing that.
I agree – there’s a really nice tension between the surface and the perceived depth – again, very painterly.
Thanks, Richard. That’s good to hear.
I was actually hoping a deer would come trotting down the path while I was taking these but there was no such luck!
Your first image here is a book cover waiting to happen.
Thank you, I’d not considered that angle! : )
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Well, thanks – I’ll have a look!
Beautiful. Having been all set for spring, we might just get a flurry or two of our own in the next few days.. hope the cold snap doesn’t last. It must get very trying having such a long winter Karen..
Thanks, Adrian. The winters are indeed, long – it’s the snow that makes them beautiful though, I think. It would be awfully dismal here in the freezing cold without snow. Plus, I love to ski!
But yes, spring is always welcome to come early. : )
Thank you, Chris.
I have to thank you for being inspirational!
The image permeate into my subconscious —– or
it might be a shadow of my long forgotten memory.
Again my mind drifting away to yonder of space and the time.
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Yoshizen, thank you – a lovely reaction.
have been impeccable of late
Nathan, sincere thanks for that! I’ve been immensely enjoying making these photographs.
Even more than the tree thicket and scraps of snow, I love the path that leads the viewer into the maze. Your art is mysterious, a quality I love. You would have also loved Tucson two days ago – an amazing snowfall of 5 inches here (I know, I know) and we are still looking at deep snow on the mountains.
Thanks, Judy. Your comments are very kind – and appreciated! Five inches of snow is still quite a bit, did you go play in the snow? : )
Oh, wonderful! They are so “etchy”- there is a feeling of dry point in these lines!
Thanks, Marija. I like that “etchiness”, too – as you know!
More gesture drawings with photons? Interesting images as usual.
I love the two acting as one. The top one I wish I had on my wall. I think it is interesting that you and I chose another way to portray an image through movement on the same day – you in Canada and me in California. The title Animate bar(k)odes: the data of the landscape.is quite clever. Carla
Carla, thank you so much. It makes me very happy to think you would hang that image on your wall. Yes, it’s neat to see how similar ideas translate so differently in diverse landscapes. Your movement series is wonderful.
I’m glad you noticed “Animate bar(k)odes: the data of the landscape”… : )
Really excellent Karen! That first shot especially jumped out at me!
That’s nice to hear, Phil.Thank you! I’m thinking of printing that one out – I think it would benefit from looking at it, with some distance.
Wonderful both of them, especially the first. Magic, Karen.
That’s very kind, Bente. A little magic is good…
The flurries create such delicate, dreamy dimension. So beautiful.
Thank you, Elena!
You’ve surpassed yourself again, Karen. Like Phil, I really love the portrait shot as well. Really, really gorgeous.
Distan, It’s very nice to get such lovely feedback from you. Thanks very much, I’m pleased you like these.
The top image is missing you skiing down its snowy path Karen 🙂
I have skied down that very path, Marina! But I was in boots on this day…
lovely and the path invites me down it..
I love your experiments.
Thank you, Sara. I take a lot of pleasure in doing this sort of work. I’m thrilled you relate to them in some way.
A flurry and a dream. Magical winter paintings!!!
Thank you, Marcie!
Seems like the trees are just brown drips coursing down. My mom is a landscape artist (oils) and I always think I’m not a big fan of landscapes until I see hers or yours and think, wow, that’s much more than landscape. (I still can’t get over your creatures-in-a-bucket, though.)
Anna, that’s exactly what I’m trying for, I think. More than a landscape – a sense of it, I guess.
Those creatures-in-a-bucket are pretty special – I can’t wait to get back yo the ocean. : )
Your work always feels SO very clean and elegant to me, Karen…
I never fail to be impressed by that remarkable skill…
What a kind comment, SIG. Sincere thanks, you put a smile on my face.
The contrast of scale, texture, and distance between the snowflakes and the trees in the top photo are arresting. The second image doesn’t have the same charm.
Hi Gabriel, yes the first one really “caught” the falling snow. It’s tricky to do that while moving your camera. I’m glad you like it, thank you.
These are just so powerful – somehow they remind me of your wrapped trees from a while ago. I think they good go well with that suite. – I shudder to think of going out into that cold. Kinda makes me think of Inspector Gamache traipsing around in Three Pines.
Thanks very much, Christian. I hadn’t thought about pairing them with the wrapped tress but it might work well. It’s warming up here, a bit…
So haunting and beautiful!
Thank you, Patti.
Really love these, especially the first one the snow flakes are captured so well, and then it leaves you wondering where that path between the trees leads…
Hi Emily, thank you. I think it captures the sense of beauty of a snowy day, I’m glad you like them.