Wildflowers July 20, 2014July 23, 2014 | drawandshoot The roadside wildflowers are rich and beautiful at the moment. I can’t resist trying to capture compositions as we zip by. [A drive-by photograph, layered and tweaked] From the photographic series ‘Colour Field’ © Karen McRae, 2014 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Wow! 21st century Monet! Beautiful.
Thank you very much, Sarah!
Lovely, Karen – field of color in an ethereal landscape- so taken with your abstract work – wonderful! K
I have so much fun with this type of photography! I’m thrilled you like it, Kathleen, thank you.
‘Colour Field’ would have been a good title – I’ll have to remember that!
Okay, I am naming this series ‘Colour Field”! Thanks for the inspiration, Kathleen. 🙂
This is really beautiful. Very Monet, as someone else has said.
Thank you, I’m happy you think so!
Love this kind of photography as well! 🙂
It’s a fun and often surprising sort of exploration, isn’t it.
Yes, very much true.
If my approach was the impressionists (or more like a Forvism),
you are the Old master. Subtle but firm !
The depth of air is incredible.
I am loving your soft focus floral landscapes, Yoshizen. Who can resist finding a way to photograph them? Thank you very much for your comment, I love this photographic process.
I like it. It has the atmosphere of a Turner painting
Ah, perhaps a little Turner -like movement. I love his work, actually, so it’s a lovely comparison. Thank you, Louis.
Just so incredibly beautiful.
Thank you very much, Mark. I’m glad you think so.
Beautiful! 😉 Love the softness.
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Yay! Thank you, Cynthia. : )
Thanks so much!
oh stunning piece of impressionistic photography! love it
Thanks very much, I’m pleased you like it!
very impresionistic, super : )
Thanks so much!
You make Monet proud
Ha! : ) Thanks, Emilio.
Great! Art in a photo…
Thank you, Sue!
gorgeous abstract as always. lovely tones as well.
Thanks very much, Martin.
Well I would rather say William Turner more dynamic than Monet ;P I think his mature style XD Impressive!!!
Ah, well, Turner is a favorite of mine so I thank you for the comparison. : ) I’m so happy you like this, it’s part of a series I’m really enjoying working on.
Amazing! Great use of layering, Karen.
Beautiful! I love the color palette … it has a vintage feel.
my god this is so lush and rich and beautiful.
What a great capture Karen…you are Monet with a camera with this shot. Beautiful.
Love the impression of movement among the flowers.
Wow, this is lovely. Congratulations Karen. Kx
Very nice representation
Before I saw comments from two others, I was also thinking Turner – something in the light and detail. But really it’s yours, no one else’s. And I really like it!
I’ve been enjoying the wildflowers as well, but this image immortalizes them-beautiful!
beautiful, Karen, amazing colour ‘composition’ – great!!
Gorgeous, Karen. I love those touches of intense color.
So beautiful, Karen — reminds me of a Monet painting!
Gosh that’s lovely! It’s like a Willaim Waterhouse painting with a distinct edge – even though it’s blurry! I would be snapping away too. A moving vehicle has never stopped me! Gorgeous, Karen! 🙂
Gigi, I think to give these more of a Waterhouse feel I’d need you to model for me. You’d have to lie Victorian-like in a roadside field of flowers while I went by in a car ( passenger, of course!) over and over, snapping away and attempting to capture a decent composition. Too bad you are so far away! I’m pretty sure you’d be willing to collaborate. 🙂
Hahaha!!! Ah yes, still, aside from the distance, I am excited about the collaboration! It gives me a chance to wear my mermaid outfit! … 🙂 xoxo
Always happy to revisit your work.
That makes me smile, thank you, Sarah! : )
Absolutely painterly music here. I sigh.
Yes, like a beautyful painting from Monet! ❤ Love it! 🙂
Like an impressionist painting! Stunning work
A Turner painting 🙂 Happy summer Karen.
Beautiful.. Now 20 like this and a show!
Thank you for the encouragement, Yves. There is a series happening but it might take a while to get to 20!
J.M.W Turner meets Monet. I love it, Karen!
Thank you, Prospero! : )
A painting in nature as your energy of movement became part of the scene. Love it.
Beautiful composition, Karen, and especially so those paler tones in the foreground. I can’t take this sort of image, I’m always driving! Adrian
The image looks like scrubbed and scraped oil paint. The light is gorgeously bleak and melancholy. I love it!
I’m glad you like it, Richard, thank you! It’s such a fun process to try and make this sort of image work. I like the idea of photography referencing painting here.
Formidable, c’est carrément une peinture, I love it ❤
Merci, Stéphane! : )
Beautiful as always. Has a watery feel that I like very much.
Very nice. I’d be interested in hearing more about the the techniques and tweaks.
This wants to be huge! I’d love to see a large white room with these all around me..
I would love to print this series huge and exhibit it. Your enthusiasm pushes me forward. Thank you, Cath!
Beautiful work, Karen.
You “painted” a very good one, Karen.
Such wonderful colour and movement Karen. Superb!
very special technique looks so subtle and rich
breathtaking beauty…I really like these exquisite colors.
I agree that the movement is Turneresque, but the coloration—ah, that’s yours alone. It’s just so very beautiful.
Definitely reminiscent of Monet.
This has the magic qualities of impressionism and it just draws me right into it. Then, I feel like I have to explore for hours the richness and the beauty. Just wonderful!
You know this is beautiful, no need for me to say, and yet I’m moved to
Gorgeous, wd look amazing as a huge canvas!