It seems the river has been pitching itself against the shoreline in the cold and wind, frosting whatever it could manage to touch before its own edges are too frozen to move. Unfortunately, by the time I managed to get out the light was very dull, but at the moment there is new snow falling, and by morning the landscape will be transformed again. These fringes of the seasons can be so fleeting.
© Karen McRae, 2014
37 thoughts on “The Jagged Edges of Winter”
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Unreal. Who are these mystical harbingers of winter?
Wonderful! They look like alien landscapes to me.
Elfin worlds. Perfect in monochrome.
They are the beautiful capture of the phase between real and the abstract.
Well done Karen.
I feel like I’m there. But I don’t know where there is. It’s all a great mystery. Wondrous magic.
Those are beautiful pics!
Last three photos, the one to the left: I see dancers in the lower right corner, as if I look down on a stage and see people there. Ice choreography.
Very beautiful forms. The eye sees what it wants to.
It’s such a surreal landscape compared to LA!! Keep warm Karen!
Incredible and fascinating shapes. Wonderful images, Karen. Brrrr…..
OMG! This is incredible Karen, if I couldn’t see the three last ones, I would say that the two first where of a fireplace instead of ice and cold weather!!!
Wonderful – the feeling of winter in form, like a stage set!
So beautiful Karen. I can feel the crisp air and hear the crunching snow under my feet. Very evocative images.
I greatly enjoyed the beauty, patterns and atmosphere of these images – though I was a little perturbed by the Ku Klux Clan convention in the third picture!
An almost under the water view of the changes above, frozen in time. I feel very fortunate that through your artistry, we all get to experience this beauty.
frozen movement pulsing still (must be amazing,or would be amazing to see these as extra large prints)
Beautiful! (I don’t envy you the cold though!)
Thanks for this – I have never, ever seen anything like this. Now i have seen it in pictures. Maybe one day i’ll see it in real life, too…
The abstract treatment is really amazing.
Hi Karen 🙂 Those two in the middle there remind me of choirs or angels standing in amongst the trees. For some reason I like that thought at this time of year … and not for the traditional reason either. Actually, I think I like the thought of comforting presence any old time of year 🙂 Beautiful photos!
Omword! Are you sure you are not in the moon? Or somewhere else I’ve never been? These are totally otherworldly! Wow! And ooooooh, it looks cold! 😊xoxo
Beautiful series, Karen
Oh, this is amazing. 🙂
thats beautiful, makes me like winter 🙂
They look like people in the last image. Sharp people.
In large format, surely impressive images.
I like it.
Frozen landscapes enjoyed from the safety of our homes. Thank you!
Wow, stunning in b&w. I’m pleased to say the snow is about to make an appearance here!
Hi Karen, I really like the light in these – the flatness eerily emphasises that beautiful strangeness of the frozen moment.
Beautiful & artificial set, fits the time of year 😉
Even if light is dull for you, you are able to create some stunning images. I really love the abstraction of the first one. Beautiful.
Wow! Superbra! 😊🌟✨