What the Water Sees November 18, 2013 | drawandshoot [A layered photograph – with chickadees – and a pure reflection of the restless creek.] © Karen McRae, 2013 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
67 thoughts on “What the Water Sees”
Beautiful photo, and very good title too !
Of course, I meant “photos” 😉
Love these photos and the title too!
Thank you, Karen!
I love the little guy on your gravatar. : )
Lovely! Beautiful! Nice colours. I feel peace and hope 🙂
Peace and hope is a lovely thought. Thank you, Gro.
So lovely Karen! 🙂
Thank you, Adrian. Some of us never tire of photographing water …
Nice imaging! 🙂
Thanks very much, Susan!
damn, absolutely beautiful
Much thanks, Anthony!
Those birds feel like spiritual origami. Beautiful.
Folding and refolding the spirit. Hmm. I like that metaphor.
Thank you, Steven.
It’s an interesting question here —– on the perpetual movement of
reflection, —– has click stopped it or not ?
What the still image meant to the mind ?
I suppose the still image is like one breath, just momentary. But maybe it fills one up a little the way a breath does.
The water is restless, as I said… never stopping.
Very nice images Karen.
Thank you, Nick. I’m happy with these ones.
Oh, the water sees a lot of beauty, with a little help of your eyes and mind.
If the water could talk…
Thank you, Bente, that little creek is an endless source of inspiration, I’m glad you like these.
Love these, Karen, especially that olive green against the blue. It looks faceted, as if you were looking at an ornate wine glass.
I like these colours together, too. The colours of autumn are my favourite.
I guess the moving surface of the creek is multifaceted in a way. An interesting observation. Thanks so much, Judy!
Hey, thank you. : )
That means a lot coming form you! xxxx
gorgeous! warm cool, motion, love it!
Thank you, Jennifer. I seem to always be pulled back to water and birds…
Loved the photos, Karen! I always love the abstract nature of your nature photographs. Brilliant! 🙂
Thanks so much, Nandini! That makes me happy.
Much thanks, Shimon.
Wonderful – I wondered what chickadees were, and now I know! There is a sense of moving through water. The birds have such delicacy, like fine pencil drawings.
The chickadees are the sweetest little birds. You can coax them to your hand sometimes with a few seeds. Their delicate little feet on your fingertips is sublime.
For some reason I like combining colour images with black and white ones – and I think it is because there is a sense (almost) of graphite being used. I like that you see that too.
Thank you, Anna!
lovely! As always
Thank you, Mimo!
These are superb Karen, two more worthy of the wall.
I’m glad you like them, David. I was considering printing these out and framing them up. I think I would frame them together as they appear here.
Thanks very much! : )
Your title could not be better! The water is after all, all knowing, and the image speaks to the wisdom of the water.
Yes, the wisdom of the water. It keeps calling me back to look at it. Showing me things…
Thank you, Elena. : )
Thanks very much, Shari!
Bonsoir Karen ,
A jouer en l’Onde et ses reflets , je suis aveugle en la matière ,
sans voir l’essence de la Lumière , au fil des jours la traverser ,
ainsi le temps fait miroiter , l’oeil au delà de nos rivières ,
Ce Monde en soi étant à Mère , son regard plonge sur nos années.
Beau poème, NéO.
Je vous remercie.
Amitié Légendaire ~ I like that…
Mike, thank you! : )
The montage makes me think of Steve Reich’s music, when the repetition hits that mesmeric spot and takes flight. Both beautiful, poetic shots. Ace!
Thanks, Richard! That sort of music would pair nicely. Sometimes I think about adding music to certain posts (or links to) but I haven’t managed it yet.
I love the rendition. Have been acquiring photoshop skills but, the effort involved seems daunting. After looking at this, I just might take the plunge.
i meant ‘have been wanting to acquire photoshopping skills’
Thank you, Vibha. Yes, Photoshop can be a bit daunting at first but is very useful for doing anything from making small adjustments to completely reworking an image.
Sometimes I like the results I get when I layer images together, like the top one. I’m glad you like it.
such sensitive eyes – images speak to me so subtly…
Hi John, thanks for your comment. The colours of autumn after the leaves have fallen away.
Goodness … so beautiful!!
Thank you, Angela.
It’s real magic, how you weave these images together.. the top image in particular feels very much like poetry somehow, layers of a story..and, funnily enough, I never realised that a chickadee was a real bird! So I’ve learned something new today too! 🙂
Hi Cath! : )
Yes, chickadees are very sweet little birds, very common here.
Thanks for your feedback, there is a lot of enjoyment in making these images so I’m glad they are telling stories.
I love different perspectives so this idea of “What the Water Sees” is captivating. May it could be a series…. and I noticed your comment about chickadee feet on one’s hand – one of the rare feelings that we are sometimes privileged to sense. They are wonderful creatures to share their wildness with us, even for the briefest moment, aren’t they?
I guess it really is part of a series, I’m glad you like the idea. Thank you, Lynn.
Yes, it’s quite a privilege to be trusted in that way by wildlife. They are wonderful little creatures!
See-water, yet incredibly fresh… Lovely layering.
Such a clever idea Karen.. I love the idea of the water seeing the birds.. nice work !
Awesome! Fabulous Photo and Title too,Thanks so much for sharing.