These strange spectral reflections occasionally appear on the wall where a painting hangs in our kitchen; one day I took the painting down, donned a lead apron and stepped into the light (actually, I don’t have quick access a lead apron but the reflected light seems to angle off the microwave so perhaps I should have)…
*A (non-scientific) phenomenon only occurring as the light shifts into late autumn.
© Karen McRae, 2014
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Whaaaaat ??? 🙂
Just having a little fun, Yoshizen. : )
Thanks very much, David.
Hi Karen. I really like these photos! Beautiful and unusual.
Hi Trisha, thank you! I don’t think I’m finished playing with that shadow, I’m glad you like these.
Such fascinating images Karen.. Intersting and engaging. Photographing the soul perhaps..?
Thanks, Adrian. I think part of the shadow looks rather spinelike and other parts look spirit-like. A weird and wonderful shadow, anyway.
It did look a bit like an Xray in some of the shots. Weird and wonderful indeed! 🙂
I absolutely love these – in our house I find the light rays/reflections/shadow cast on the walls as interesting as any art.
Yes, the shadows and reflections fascinate me too, so many possibilities. Thank you, Christian.
I wonder why I find myself coming home with poetry in my pocket and puffy eyes in October…must be the personal eclipse phenomenon!
Ah, that could well be it, Scilla! If it’s producing poetry perhaps that’s a good thing.
As it produces wonderful photography for you!
OH! So extremely rich, cool and fantastic! A stunning series.
Thanks very much, Elena, that’s very kind! : )
oh, magnifique….beau jeu d’ombre aussi (grand sourire)
Merci, Irene. I love your shadow play too!
Ooooh! Fantastic! I love that title and the images are great. Smoke and bones! And a very clear skull in that last one!
I really look forward to seeing you play with that thing on the wall some more.
And may I share some or all of this post on ‘strata of the self’ please? 😀
Oh, you noticed the skull! It’s such an odd reflection, fun to play with, anyway. Thanks, Ashley. And yes, if you’d like to use any of them on SOTS I’d be honoured.
Magic, that it´s just there!! Wonderful, Karen!! (…smiling so much…)
Thank you, Kari! I’m glad you like them, I’m always looking for a little magic.
(…smiling…)I try to do the same…
Wow! Amazing juxtaposition of shadow and reflected light, Karen…very cool!
Thanks, Mic. This reflection only happens when the sun is in the right position in the autumn, I like how these things shift with the seasons!
beautiful… reminds me of turn of the century spirit photography
wow, and a very cool personal eclipse indeed!
Fabulous, Karen. I did think I was looking at your spinal X-rays… Unique perspective and eye, as always.
You scared me when reading that of the lead apron and X-rays . . . outstanding work, Karen, love it!
Very interesting. In the first few, it looks like those could be your cervical vertebrae, so the concept of needing a lead apron is very apt.
Brilliant as always, your eye, the light and the experiment…
What a fabulous payoff for paying attention to the world around you in a quiet moment! Great stuff. 🙂
wow! awesome! Karen! multiplying views of the self…. terrific.
These are great, Karen – they look like you’ve been playing with something dangerous – scientific or esoteric – beautiful shots.
Wow. To say the least.
Amazing. I often capture strange projections around the house. As you say, the lower the sun – mid fall to early spring – the more intense the phenomena. Truly great!
Fascinating, Karen – unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Adrian
I love how you turn a woman into a dream.
Observation and experimentation that has payed off spectacularly. Really good work Karen. Shared.
Hey, thank you very much, Sean! That’s very generous of you.
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There is a lot of good photographic work out there but little as good as this. Fascinating experimental work from the talented image maker Karen McRae.
Spooky, alien and Holbein-esque. And a great title, too.
There are certain places in our homes where, at certain times of the year, the light really does amazing things. This one is really something – glad you played with it.
I love these,so odd and arresting. At first glance i thought this was an x-ray of some sort showing a spine shrouded with smoke.
Amazing originality again Karen, love the way your mind works
Absolutely fascinating and agree with all of the above!
Great way to take a photo! Bravissima!
Funny! 🙂 🙂 🙂