Just a couple of days with warmer temperatures and the earth has gobbled up all the snow. It won’t be long before the landscape is blanketed in white again but in the meantime we are back to silver and gold. I made these photographs yesterday from the passenger seat of a car. The skies were a heavy grey but I love these moody colours of autumn.
© Karen McRae, 2014
51 thoughts on “Sketches in Silver and Gold”
Wonderful photos and a great description Karen!
Thank you, Shari!
Ohhhh, Karen – sooo goooood…this beautiful post make my night perfect!!
Thank you! (…smiling…)
Ah, well, to make someone’s night perfect – what more could I ask for?
Thank you so much, Kari, you delight me! Smiling back…
I have tried shooting from a car but have never got anything this amazing, more like a blurry mess. Are you using a certain shutter speed and car speed to be so consistent?
Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Excellent series, I love it !!
Those ‘paintbrushes’ of yours are in perfect shape! Exquisite, Karen. 🙂
Just gorgeous! Pure art.
Treasures for sure, in silver and gold.
Silver and gold really looks good. I would say great!
These are fantastic images, Karen. The fluid movement you have captured is spectacular, and with some of them you have the more focused spots that anchor the images, and giving them an almost fairytale look…In rectangular images 2, 3, 4 and 8 as a collection, I half expect to see that the bushes/trees have faces. 🙂
Very nice work!
Wonderful, Karen — I especially like the 8th one. I’d love to have a print of that 🙂
As you just said Karen, those late autumn colors are fabulous. 🙂
Beautiful shimmering veils.
I really like the circle display. I would love that covering a wall, instead of mirrors.
Gorgeous and a beautiful use of the limited color we encounter in nature this time of year.
These are lovely.
These are gorgeous, Karen. I really like this palette too, I find it soothing.
elegant images and excellent content of description!
I wish i could draw Likes you!
Stunning series !
Wonderful art Karen! I love the colors, and the feeling of movement.
These images are perfect representations of how I see the world. As a registered blind person, I can blow up these wonderful pictures on my screen and see the blurred world and muted colours that are my evveryday world. Thank you for capturing these moments.
Beautiful images – did you just happen to be in the car or did you ask someone to drive for you so you could get the shots. They are really great 🙂
I particularly like the mood of the last two
It’s amazing that you get these beautiful images from the passenger seat while the car is in motion!
Amazing set! Beautiful images!
I love your photographs. Just beautiful.
Very fine indeed!
As always…full of admiration for your artistic vision
Hi Karen – I always envy you’re being able to be passenger in a vehicle – I’m always driving! I’m a passenger maybe 5 times a year! I like these images – my favourite is the one above the bottom of the vertical sequence (not the gallery) – this is the largest image that you have on show here, and I find it very, very striking – yes, the movement is in it, but my overall impression is of a deeply textured representation of a static scene – something out of a book of fairy stories maybe – a fantastic image! Adrian
Elegant images with beautiful colours! Love them all.
You know the gold and silver will get a comment from me…. Maybe some prints using real metal to enhance those hues.. Your blurs are starting to grow on me…
Beautiful and enjoyed reading the description.
Wow! I really like the silver and gold! So beautiful! Isn’t nature amazing …? And your seeing of it … You make an excellent team! 😊
The inner landscape reflected in the actual. Wonderful!
And copper, and steel, and quicksilver… Especially quicksilver. Love this technique you have developed.
Just like paintings, beautiful! I love that! I try to reach that level of painting-likeness too (e.g. http://docugraphy.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/landwirtschaft-farming-near-zarima-simien-mountains-ethiopia/) 🙂
So beautiful Karen, brilliantly done! 🙂
Its really Amazing! Love Everything and the colours are so beautyful! 🙂
Wow. So beautiful, Karen. I’ve missed your work and am blown away by your images once again. The second to the last image, in particular, is like a wonderful post-impressionist masterpiece. Love it!
These seem like stills to a film somehow, I can hear music to them..in fact I would love to write music to them! 🙂 I find them curiously emotional too, somehow they always almost make me want to cry, and I’m not exactly sure why!
Lovely work, as always!
Superb ! I love the movement in these photos 🙂