The twilight comes so early. The origami days will keep folding up tighter for another month. A month before the light begins to stretch back out. And with a bit of snow on the landscape it doesn’t seem so long, really.
[These photographs were made at dusk by ‘sketching’ the landscape using long exposures and camera movement.]
© Karen McRae, 2014
47 thoughts on “Sketching Snowfall at Twilight”
incredible absolutely phenomenal like beethoven at night
Ooh, I like that! Thanks ever so much, Anthony. wow.
Love how you have tied these impressionistic images to the idea of ‘origami days.’ Perhaps you do have some folded light in this series. The light falling in the first image seems to have disappeared in the following scenes. Folded into something else? All very beautiful.
Yes, the headlights from a car turning into the little parking area in the woods lit up that first picture, just as I snapped the shutter. It’s sort of strange but I like the way it worked. Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Steven.
It works really well and looks totally natural. What an interesting synchronistic happening. You deal so much with light in your work and here light visits you ‘out of the blue.’
These are beautiful. Wonderful technique but it’s the end results that make the effort worthwhile.
This is so beautiful!
That’s beautiful. Exquisite. Karen !
Your words are pure poetry!
breathtaking in every way
You always make the best of each season, Karen. This is a perfect example! beautiful!
I love these!!!
Quite magical and very beautiful.
There is ice and wind, cold and light penetrating the landscape – or water. There is a sense of something coming, impending. Beautiful Karen.
Great effects, Karen….surely impressionistic
So piceful. The first picture are just great, Karen!
your photo’s are like beautiful paintings !
I just realized, thanks to you, that the snow is the light of winter. I wish we have more snow here. So nice pictures karen, on the verge of abstraction
I absolutely love these. The thought of using the camera as a tool to draw with light and snow is so inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful images, Karen. Like you perhaps, I like the top one best – because of the wonderful, soft, misty glow arising from the snow and that hard, blue background of blizzard-bound black trunks. I also like the two at the bottom, because the trees – and therefore the freezing fury that they are enduring – are more evident. Adrian
first time i see that, so fantasy, tks for sharing. 🙂
These are just sublime, Karen. The tones and soft textures are inviting the viewer to get lost in the blue.
Beautiful abstracts, Karen. I especially like the first one, the colours remind me of the beach.
Hi Karen, lovely images; when I read the words about the shortened days I thought the first image might have been intentional, catching the last rays of sun, it doesn’t matter how the light got there, it is lovely.
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More artwork for ambient music albums. Splendid work, Karen! 🙂
Superbly thought through and executed. Love the effect and colour.
I can`t really find the right words to describe your series, but I’m absolutely impressed! Those pictures are simply deeply, emotional and stunningly beautiful!
It is time for reflection.
Captivating images. The combination of textures and colours is really beautiful.
Absolute beautiful! I love the colours and the tranquillity of these images : )
Very nice abstract pictures, Karen.
All the best.
Stunning images! I love them.
These are gorgeous – deep elemental forces trying to break through a frosted dermis.
Dream upon dream, myriad moments and emotions. Rich and beautiful.
Delightfully atmospheric – painting with light.
Magical snowfall, Karen. Love the blue adventure (and knows how it feels).
Reminds me of the colours in one of my rings, Snow Storm: http://dmljewellerydesign.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/snow-storm/ 🙂
Beautiful and stunning use of the camera ~ your technique is just amazing.
Fantastic work, love the mood and tones.
I think my respiration slowed–so calming.
Beautiful work. I have to try this technique one day!
Really beautiful images Karen.
Mysterious, emotive, confusing too, as your mind tries to make clarity from the blur..different shapes move and create themselves..I think you have a film-makers eye often!
Image on top is fantastic!