We have lost the snow ~ the light of winter ~ so I went back to look at some photographs from last year and found these; images made at night while a gentle snow was falling. These are in-camera double exposures, the first exposure is a still frame with flash (to catch the snowflakes), and in the second exposure camera movement was used to ‘sketch’ in the landscape. I have shifted the colour somewhat to make them look as inky as the night felt.
Karen McRae, 2014
56 thoughts on “Navy Blue Night (with snowfall)”
Thank you so much!
Thank you, Victor. Best wishes for the new year. Now if we just had some snow here!
These made me think of the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, somehow, I’m glad you see a little magic in them. Thanks so much, Kat. Best wishes for the new year! x
the dreaming of trees
I like that interpretation, thank you.
Fantastic, dreamy images! Mucho like
Thanks so much, best wishes for the New Year!
How spooky. It’s your magic.
The magic of the camera, I just play along.
Thank you, Yoshizen.
These came out amazing. I’m still too scared to try double exposure. But these are pretty inspiring. Especially for night shots! Gorgeous.
Thank you. One of the lovely things about digital photography is it seems like there is nothing to lose by being experimental. It opens up so many possibilities!
Very effective and gorgeous…you certainly have the artistry to pull this off as you have to know in advance what you want to get. You are a star…All best wishes to you for now and the future.
Paula, thank you for the exceptionally kind comment. I’m happy you like these.
I had some idea of what sort of images I wanted to make but it’s hard to know just how they might end up. These were lots of fun to make, anyway!
A multitude of fascinating stories in these marvelous images. One winter eve…
Thanks very much, Elena.
Happy new year, all the best in the coming year!
Snow as the light of winter: What a lovely idea! Sorry you lost it; hope it comes back. Meanwhile, thanks for revisiting last year’s winter light (and dark).
We are still waiting for snow (at least some of us are!) for skiing and snowshoeing but mostly I love photographing it, and the way it lights up the landscape. Soon, I hope…
Thanks for your kind comments, Linda, best wishes for the new year!
Gorgeous colors, Karen! These shades of blue have always been among my favorites. Hope you have a terrific 2015!
Thank you, Greg! There’s something about blue…
Best wishes for 2015, I hope it’s a creative one!
Very, very beautiful as ever Karen. I love your ‘sketching’. Superb! Canada without snow? In winter? The world’s climate is definitely getting stranger by the year. A very happy new year to you! 🙂 x
Wonderful, mysterious, beautiful!
Absolutely gorgeous images.
Happy New Year, Karen.
Beautiful. Just how I see winter at night!
Karen, these are absolutely beautiful. As always(!), I have favourites – the top two and the one at the bottom – all three are superb >>> and the top two in particular give me the impression of trees standing in front of huge curtains (drapes, in your world!). I wish you a very good 2015. Adrian
stunning, atmospheric images. I feel cold just looking at them!
Really magical, Karen!
A lovely New Year for you!
There is something very special with double-exposure shots done well, a mystical feeling and for me, with the added deep blues it is a perfect way to finish up ’14. Beautiful work Karen!
The fourth image down… dreamy. Love what you’ve done with these images. They capture winter nights wonderfully.
As if night has drawn a veil over the scene (the crossroads where myth and the familiar meet). Spectral and strangely comforting.
Oh, but of course, the night is dressed in blue. Beautiful, my dear Karen.
Wishing you a wonderfully inspirational new year. 🙂
Beautifully represented – the night…Happy New Year 2015 … warm regards Karen
Love the blue tint in shot 3.
Superb. Moody but light at the same time. I particularly like the fourth one.
magnifique cette série de bleue….belle année à toi
A wonderful sense of place and atmosphere conjuring up all sorts of imaginings.
Beautiful! I am so fascinated by the power of real cameras over the phones we all so often use.
Beautiful images, Karen! They remember me on some Grimm’s Fairy Tales!
I wish you a happy and successful new year!
So lovely and dark. Blue is def. the new black. If I had a favorite color, it would be this. xoox
Magical and mystical!
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your vision and am looking forward to the next.
Each one has such a different flavor from the next. When the light outside fails, we always have our indoor light-boxes, don’t we? 🙂 Karen, I hope your new year is a creative and healthy one!
An amazing set of inspirational stories
Creative experimentation has the power to fire our imagination.
beautiful, I especially love the third one…
Serene and Beautiful………Simply Powered !
The depth of blue is so mysterious and inviting.
These are wonderful, Karen. The colour is gorgeous and I half expect a band of pixies and elves to come dancing out of it.
Mmm… I feel a story.
Wow, these are absolutely stunning and amazing !
Thanks, Jocelyne! I’m happy you like them, they were fun images to make.