The colour is actually true to the photograph. There was that lovely warm light of late afternoon and I was using a polarizing filter which brings out those autumn colours and intensifies the blue of the sky. I find it all a bit frenzied but these are the flitting colours of the season and here they are hastening by.
[An image made from two photographs, both of which were made from a moving car.]
© Karen McRae, 2013
70 thoughts on “Fall by the Wayside 2”
It’s beautiful! Gorgeous colours and it can almost pass for a painting.
Thank you, Veronica. I think it’s a little bit wild but I thought I’d post it just for fun as it’s quite different from my usual work.
You are welcome! Your photographs are incredible. So creative! 🙂
Oh, thank you so much! : )
Impressionistic, pensive and beautiful…
Thank you! Pensive, eh? Maybe I find the colour too distracting for it to feel pensive, hmm.
oh…. it’s the liquid nature of the colors and lines that I find calming… pensive… that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 🙂
Remember shaking your head really hard as a kid, just for the fun of seeing this picture. 🙂
Ha, yes! We used to play this game when we were kids called ‘Flying Statues’ and it resulted in similar views of the world.
Beautiful dreamy colours, love your art
Thanks very much, Mike. Likewise! : )
Love this! Has all the feeling of Fall.
Thanks, Allen. It’s been a beautiful fall for sure, I’m glad you like it.
Very beautiful! Fantastic colours.
Thank you, Sophia!
Wow as in too much? I wasn’t so sure about this one… thought I’d throw it in anyway.
Wow as in instant reaction. Glad you chose let us have a look.
Look! If you are just itching to get one of those new VR Lenses to help with camera shake… Just come right out and say. “Hey Santa…. Can you bring me a shiny new VR lens for Christmas!” 😉
I love the feeling of fresh oil paint on a panel just blurred. I am sure the Group Of Seven had some of those after a rough portage!
Oooh, yes please! : )
I will settle things down now, maybe use a tripod… or some paint brushes…
This rushing by image is delightful, Karen. The colors are so appreciated for the short time we have them. I like what you are doing very much – so much excitement in the picture.
Those colours don’t last long, do they? It’s funny, I love these colours but when I’m making paintings or photographs I tend to use them quite sparingly. Thanks for the appreciation, Judy.
Tenho admirado suas fotos.
Decididamente é muito lindo, parece pintura, Parabéns!
I admired your photos.
Definitely is very beautiful, looks painting, Congratulations!
amazing glow, it’s beautiful!
oh my god is this beautiful or what. I think you just captured autumn during the Renaissance!
Beautiful. Like a painting.
Beautiful! I love this lovely smear of colors and images! I definitely sense movement. Great work Karen! 🙂
Gorgeous Karen. I love the motion and it exudes a sense of peace and glory through the flowing colors. Blessings, Robyn
I like the color one better that the B&W.
Magnificent in colour.. so painterly.. well done Karen. Another original 😉
Saw immediately that it was one of yours, when it came scrolling up. I was surprised by the hard colors. A bit unlike you, as far as I’m able to tell. I wondered why that was. I think it has to do with a little lack of (static) form, to balance the speed-movement. Like the experiment with the hard colors, after looking at it for a while. I can understand your words: ‘I find it all a bit frenzied’, but I think that’s a bit to strong. You could find your way in the hard color world; make it your own and give it your subtle, serene touch. See you!
It really is out if my comfort zone for sure – I guess that’s why I posted it. I think you might be right about not enough static form to settle the image down – it doesn’t really work in monotone either, but I thought it was sort of an unusuali photograph.
Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Harrie.
It’s a beautiful painting, Karen!
I like your approach to convert the image with the speed 🙂
When I saw this image divided into two long horizontal strip,
Green and Blue top one, and Reddish bottom one, it became completely abstract.
—– regardless whether it was right or wrong.
The colours are kind of new to your work, but I like this very much. Very good!
Yes, a little out of my comfort zone, this one! Thanks, Bente.
I was in a moving car the other day and thought about your work! Generous of you to explain your technique!
Love it, Karen. True to your abstract eye. I really enjoy your experiments in processing.
It looks like a painting from an Old master! Like a Constable or Giacometti? But here I confess I run out of names to drop. To belly flop really … 😦 🙂 !!!
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Absolutely superb image, Karen, vibrant, dynamic, love the colours – WOWEE! You’re inspiring me, giving me ideas! 🙂 Adrian
Wow! That picture would look perfectly in gigantic dimensions. Breathtaking, Karen.
Wow! This is amazing…colours and motion…perfect! what an imagination (and skill) you must have
Technicolor for sure! Cinematic as well-(a very fine independent). So beautiful Karen!
I am completing a mate for the painting I made for journeyofaphotograph.com
I love how a new stimulus coming from wherever can live on and help produce another body of work. gorgeous color. It certainly reminds me of a painting – a blending of both a painting and a photograph.
Hi Carla, it’s interesting how experiences, visual or otherwise, soak in and develop, or steer, new work. An incredible richness of layers and meanings. Looking forward to seeing your new work! Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Carla.
Your beautiful image catches the spirit of fall!
This is simply beautiful, Karen! I love how the colors blend into each other like a painting. So pretty!
J M W Turner would be proud of you ….. 🙂
Superb Karen !
I immediately thought of Turner too.
Me too. Love the richness of this image. Tasty!
like an impressionist painting! fantastic!
Seriously beautiful Karen!
Such wonderful movement and colour Karen. The image shouts to be taken notice of, drawing you in to the frenzy you allured to. Fabulous! 🙂
Fantastic and beautiful! I would frame this and put it up on my wall. 🙂
There’s the passionat red, the singing yellow and a left over hint of the summer green… and they all begin to dance the dance of the autumnal beauty.
What a beautiful combination: dancing movement with intensive colours!
Frenetic, but just like a wind blasted swirl of leaves, so it works very well.
The movement on the image is so beautiful and the color are amazing. Sorry for my english (i’m french, so…).Everything works so well, it’s impressive.
Very beautiful. I absolutely loved the colors. 🙂
Very kinetic and very warm, like Autumn’s fiery soul.
This may a good reason to let my wife drive. I must try this drive- by shooting thing
Yes, it’s kind of fun because you don’t really know what your camera will capture.
Looks painterly and except for the vegetation colour, the red earth and blue sky look Australian. The sense of movement gives me feeling for nature’s transience.
This is delightful. It reminds me a bit of Impressionist paintings. Somehow it emphasizes the movement of autumn leaves too.
I love this. :0) I’m a fan of impressionistic photography and was surprised that these were the actual colours! Great eye you have- refreshing and unique; and I’ve seen thousands over the years. Love your work. xo -Birgitta
Yes, the colours are intense! Thanks for your kind comment, Birgitta. : )