[Just before the sun slipped its hands over the horizon it reached out for the undergrowth and the tiny transparent seed pods (wild mustard, maybe?) caught my eye as they were momentarily lit up like mini lightsabers. At first I dismissed these images but when I came back to them they seemed to have a real sense of the intimacy and magic of the woods in late day.]
© Karen McRae, 2014
29 thoughts on “The Undergrowth (mostly)”
cool pics – love the bird!
I’ve been enamored with the shapes and patterns of the undergrowth as well. I’m thrilled that you pointed your camera downward. But, I’m equally excited that you turned your lens upward to capture that glowing little bird. Wonderful! I find the second image however, still more entrancing!
I’m glad you took a second look and the bird is beautifully captured.
These are great shots. I’m really in love with those clouds. So many of the others are exquisite, too. Thanks!
i’m glad you shared these Karen. they’re simply peaceful
The intricacy and layered colour and light of the last four images are especially beautiful. The last image with the transparent, glowing pods is like an encaustic painting, hints of shapes caught between layers. The little purple twirl in the middle top of the third from the bottom keeps pulling me back …
These are simply georgeous Karen! Beautiful!!
Beautiful light and scenes here
Frame by frame, the images and their combination surprised me.
They are amazing photos !
I love all of them because they are 100% you and your magical light work.
Une fois de plus c’est avec un immense plaisir que je découvre tes photos..merci et belle journée à toi..
I seriously love everything you do Karen, you are a true original artist. These photos certainly do convey intimacy and very localised beauty
you are teaching me to see
I’m glad you revisited the images, Karen…I love the soft woods, and you’ve captured it very well.
lovely winter light. and the flying bird x
Great photos of the Undergrowth but the bird is very, very nice.
You’ve been busy, lucky us.
These are wonderful, Karen. It’s like you’ve uncovered a secret life (hidden in plain view) – they really are magical.
I am grateful you returned to these images…how vitative they make me feel. I could nestle up into that cold, slate-blue snowy shadow of the fourth image, with the sun’s wispy golden fingers stretching just overhead, but never quite reaching me in my brumal blue below. Such captivating photographs that stir imagination and wonder, every one of them- they just crackle. Beautiful. Best wishes,
I love the soft focus, light, and color of the background in several of these images; lends a real air of mystery and magic to this special place.
I do know how and what you are seeing, but ‘capturing’ these scenes takes a very sensitive touch.
You certainly have that touch in abundance.
Love all of them but especially how that last shot seems to be (as in the first one) flying or transmitting something utterly electric.
Exquisite. “A world in a grain of sand.”
Great photos ~ the second one speaks calm, but enough motion under/on the surface to wonder… 🙂
SO beautiful and engaging… I just LOVE your images.
Thank you! Picture nr 2 are so good. Mery Christmas!
Love that little bird in flight.
Just found your site through the WordPress recommended photography blogs…you are a true artist who captures nature’s moments in beauty. This post in particular really got me. Those gossamer wings on that wee bird…I can’t even…joy! I will have to go back to that photo again. Looking forward to delving deeper into your photo archives and to see what pops up my reader each time you post! Thank you for sharing your art with us. Happy new year!