Spring Shield



Reflect3This is a place I’ve been wanting to photograph for a while but I’m usually here with a bike and my mountain biking ‘ability’ is not really compatible with safely transporting a camera and riding over rocky terrain. On the weekend I decided to walk the trails instead but the sky was a heavy grey and the light seemed uninspiring for making images.

This Canadian Shield landscape is always beguiling to be in, though, with its lichen-covered granite undulating gracefully between ponds and wooded areas. The images that I liked the best (and have posted here) turned out to be double and triple exposures.

The landscape is still mostly a profusion of lovely browns but if you put your ear to the ground you can hear that the earth’s heartbeat has quickened.

[A series of in-camera multiple exposures]

© Karen McRae, 2014

59 thoughts on “Spring Shield

    1. I often prefer overcast too, it’s gives a different kind of feeling. My 1 exposure images were pretty boring, though. I’ll go back with my camera in different light for sure.
      Thank you, Ken!

    1. Thank you! I frequently crash when I’m mountain biking so I’m a bit afraid of smashing my camera. I don’t mind lugging it along on my road bike, though. They sure can be cumbersome!

  1. Soulful. Melancholy. as other’s have said ~ moody, alluring, mysterious. Lovely, lovely photos. I, too, hear the quickening heartbeat.

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