101 thoughts on “Cause and Effect

    1. I guess I’ve been all over the place lately with my work. I haven’t had too much time to walk the earth so I’ve been working with some constructed imagery.
      It sort of feels like watching stringed balloons slip away.

  1. Karen, your images take me away from the reality of this hum-drum world… I am addicted to its magnetic pull through mesmerizing beauty and mystery!

  2. Superb yet again, Karen. Your vision and artistry is just so wonderful. I’m curious, did you set out to create this? Was it through iterative experimentation? Borrowed inspiration? Something else? I’d love to hear how your artists’ mind worked for this image because you make me question my own abilities and hence limitations. It’s so great to see how your work is evolving. As well as being personally inspiring.

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Distan. You are very kind!

      I did not set out to create this when I made the initial photographs, but I was trying to put together an image that expressed what I often think about – our relationship with the landscape from different perspectives. The good and bad, give and take, push and pull of living on the earth. So I tried layering images that might express that. Iterative is a good word! There is a lot of experimenting in the doing but I love the process. It sort of like painting in a different way.

  3. Breathtaking imagery. I like both images placed together as a diptych.
    Close to me because like the lone figure I walk on the littoral, breath the ozone at the coastal edge of the wild Southern Ocean (at the bottom of the world).
    The moody nostalgia struck a chord.

    1. What’s more compelling than the littoral zone? You are fortunate to be so close. Each time I stand at the ocean I think that is where I feel most alive.
      Thanks for your wonderful comments, Elaine, and your gorgeous art that explores these similar relationships.

  4. Hei Karen! I have to say wow!!!! What a picture! Like a story. Many stories. And a lot of feelings. I cant decide me, I se so many different stories her. Maybee one today, and another tomorrow. Well done 🙂 Gro

  5. My WP Reader has totally changed (and messed up) how I look at and comment on other’s blogs and it is now not just difficult but close to impossible. Not sure what the problem is but if you don’t see me around for a while until this hopefully gets fixed, that’s the reason. Sorry.

    1. Hi Phil, yes it’s a strange change that have put in. It makes it much more difficult to get to the actual post/blog and almost seems to discourage it. It’s a shame because the post is not read in it’s true context if it is only read in the ‘reader’. Anyway, I prefer to go to the actual blog…
      No worries about dropping by! : )

  6. This is so startling and beautiful! It looks like Scotland, the scene is so familiar! And the joy and energy of the figure in it, you! So lovely! LBD or Little white dress … ? That is the question 🙂

    1. I guess this would be just across the sea from Scotland! It’s a Cape Breton shoreline. Do you miss Scotland, Gigi?
      Thanks for your lovely comment.
      Nothing is really black and white, is it …? ; )

  7. These photos are mesmerizing. I like the painterly quality and the mysterious narrative. I echo what others have said – you are a brilliant and imaginative photographer, a true artist.
    -patricia

  8. Such a powerful image..I remember when you first posted part of this, I love how it has developed..it feels so very searching somehow, as if things are a little uncertain in the strong winds..but then the same feeling emanates from the figure as it did before by the open sea, it feels that there is some solidity there, and a sense of belonging, you are there on the ground..very interesting and thought provoking, my favourite kind of image – I like them a lot!!

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