Swallow the Sky June 16, 2014 | drawandshoot [A composite (layered) image ~ swallows & grasses] © Karen McRae, 2014 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
73 thoughts on “Swallow the Sky”
Thanks very much, Rutakintome!
I’m glad you like it, Victor, thank you!
Oh, just wonderful.
They are pretty cool birds! Thank you, Linda.
this is pretty beautiful and amazing !!!!
…like a poem. 🙂
This one could illustrate a poem about a romantic death (if there is such a death), or perhaps the peaceful but mystic end of something. Or it’s a subtle announcement of something still to come. What a rich image!
Wonderful and romantic image.
Such a nice affect with very good capture and instant great photo of nature at work
You are creating such glorious patterns here Karen, such delicacy.
Karen, your composites are beautiful. This one especially so.
This is just wonderful, Karen. I sure hope you hang a few of these somewhere.
Incredibly beautiful. Art, Karen, and I don’t use that word often. It is so uplifting. Soul food.
Uplifting is indeed a good word for this… it has a wonderful fluidity about it.. good job Karen
Magical moments framed in time! Wonderful, elegant, feather weight aerial ballet captivated for eternity!
I see the followers of the light; a child, and a man who lived the three stages of life and are finally free after their physical death which is their spiritual rebirth.
Is that a multiple exposure of a swallow, or 4 swallows in 1 photo? It’s beautiful work.
Karen – do you have an agent? You need to find one that will help you mount a show – these images are too gorgeous – really- seriously – you have such range and scope – from the burlap – still my faves- to the micro to the new abstract – seriously beautiful graceful special brilliant ART! K
Your work is so inspired.
Oh my Karen. Beyond lovely…
No way … ! Too beautiful! Golly by jolly … 🙂
oh my, this image is so beautiful it makes my heart ache.
like a beautiful dream
a lovely dance
Lovely beautiful image!!!
Beautifully done (as usual).
Soft, serene with beautiful movement. Excellent, Karen.
a wonderful sensation of movement up to the sky!
wauw !!!! soo beautiful !
This is so beautiful, Karen!! Stunning and impressing work!
Oh, I want to live with this one!
Karen, this series of swallow shots is wonderful and this is my favourite so far – it really looks like a painting. The combination with those blurred grasses works extremely well, and especially so having the bird with its wings most spread in the left of that gap in the grasses. Adrian
I really love the results you get with your layering/sequencing & it it is a wonderful exploitation of the capabilities of the digital medium.
more than wonderful. I wish I had done this!
I wondered what these swallows would become! Perfectly beautiful – the composite master!
So pretty and whimsical, Karen!
Haha… I accidentally “liked” this while at work and logged in under my work account. Now, from me personally: LOVE this!
Love how this glorious imagery intersects an arc with a horizon(tal). Beautiful.
There’s so much yearning in this – a beautiful visual poem!
Oh….that is just wonderful! So very pretty, Karen…..
a very beautiful picture
I love your work so much!
This just blows me away karen! stunningly beautiful, dreamy, ethereal.. the light captured is magical!
Stunning composition Karen. Love the movement through the image and the delicate pastel colours.
Beautiful composition, colors… great work!
You’ve captured their souls with grace and spirit, in a poet’s vision. Awe-inspiring results.
– Anneka (annekaroddan.com)
It’s exquisite, Karen. The sparkle of the grasses, the vague sense of water out there, and of course the finely rendered swallows.
Karen, this is quite a lovely composition. Spiritual in its feel I would say.
Beautiful and poetic Karen.
I love! ❤ So poetic and well done. Flying high.. 🙂
Oh so gorgeous. Love.
Really beautiful imagery…Karen
Your talent never cease to amaze me. So wonderful Karen 🙂
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!
Such beauty and movement…your work with layers is true art. Inspiring to so many.
Natur pur, sehr schön…