Common Wealth October 21, 2014October 21, 2014 | drawandshoot Some ‘shifted landscapes’ in black and white. Not what I was planning on posting but there you go…I got distracted. Cooling the Landscape [These are in-camera double exposures with one exposure made using camera movement] © Karen McRae, 2014 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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particularly love the 3rd and final… lustrous work
Lustrous – I like that word for these. Thank you, Nathan.
Since I’m incapable of putting anything eloquently let me just say, fucking beautiful.
Impact over eloquence – I’ll take it!
Thank you, Lovelymom. 🙂
These are very nice Karen, no wonder you got distracted! I especially like the ‘drowned’ trees in the third image. It makes me think of other worlds beyond our knowledge and experience.
Thank you, Anna. Yes, otherworldly in some way. In between spaces, maybe. Thanks for your nice comment!
Love it all. That last image with its sense of ‘ruin’ has a swampy feel to it. Sort of a ‘bayou’ feel to the whole series. Beautiful.
Hi Steven, I’m happy you like them. Thanks for taking the time to look and for noting a sense of what you see. Bayou is such a great word.
fascinating images. I love the work.
I’m glad you do, Shimon, thanks very much.
That’s very kind if you, thank you!
love the idea of “shifted landscape”…
You may say distance, though it seems to me, the depth in your spirit.
I love these! Trees, rock, water, sky, and motion…and in monochrome!
Brilliant set of images! I love them all!
Hi Karen these are absolutely stunning in b&w – I really would have not thought so – it is a revelation> You absolutely now need an Epson 9900 printer and make mural seize prints!!!!! 🙂
Hi Christian, thanks very much. I wasn’t sure how they would translate to black and white but I like how these look too.
I think that printer might be out of my price range! I do have an Epson 2200 that I’ve had for many years, though, and it still works very well. A big printer would be a lot of fun.
Oh, absolutely – I was just kidding. The 9900 is huge and needs its own room. However getting big prints really is fun, but then, what do you do with them???
The ethereal essence of the water and the woods. This is the way that I see them-between worlds, chock FULL of wonder!
These are beautiful
Neat! Glad you got distracted 🙂
These are beautiful. Colour can hide the real beauty of the details, sometimes.
a very fine one again Karen
It’s a Wizard of Oz reversal; we’ve stepped from this loud world of color to a mystical quiet place of black and white. I especially loved the humor and mystery in Cooling the Landscape. Something about that vertical orientation makes it feel like a living, breathing entity.
Hehehe, cooling the landscape! That boxy shape is such a discordant element in the series. I love the grasses in the second last,everything is just dancing. Fantastic images!
I love them.
I have the feeling that I am sailing in a sort of primeval sea from which dreams and also nightmares emerge.
These are just wonderful, Karen. Like nature is making plans while we’re not looking (well, you are). So full of mystery and dark manoeuvres.
They are great, Karen. Also like the subdued colours in these.
Stunning! I really love your work ALWAYS! 🙂
very halloweeny esp 1. like seen through a delusion
Lovely misty fall-like!
Beautiful, delicate and oh so atmospheric landscapes.. Gorgeous Karen!
dreamy photos. unreal atmosphere
What a beautiful series! I absolutely love the ghostly effect cast on your work.
Distraction works for you, lol, : ) Lovely and haunting group of photos. I especially like the first two. Beautiful.
That last one is really strong!
Lovely, I particularly like the drowned trees also, takes you to another place.
These are super! They remind me of the first set of photographs I took in my class a few years back 🙂
A ghostly beauty, indeed. Very atmospheric.
I love the landscape of trees, it’s sort of haunting, in a good way!
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I do this often too… in-camera double exposures. There are no limits!
Wonderful images, Karen.
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” (Ernst Haas)
Thank you, Alex. I enjoy your work too. Especially your drawings on photographs – they are wonderful.