They have only just begun, really. It was a few days ago that the snow finally decided to swing by and tuck in the plants and trees with a thick white blanket. I confess that I love it. What is more peaceful than a shrouded winter night? The snowflakes, relinquished from clouds, slipping by in whispers. Fresh snow for a fresh year.
Best wishes for this shiny new year
[Images made by using a pop of flash at the beginning of a long exposure and then a little camera movement during the exposure.]
© Karen McRae, 2016
38 thoughts on “Winter Nights”
White blanket of snow sound much more preferable than our shroud of greyness!
The snow is a light on the land in the dark days of winter for sure!
love snow, miss it around here… wishing you a most happy, surprising and creative 2016, Karen!! 🙂
Magical scenes Karen, love these! 🙂
Ah, lucky you! Not even a hint of snow here yet. These images are marvelous, as usual. Wishing you a Happily creative new year!
Ah, these look like illustrations for a fairy wintry children’s book, the slightly sordid and scary kind with religious overtones, great danger and sublime transformation. Lyrically delicious.
Ethereal and very beautiful too 🙂
gorgeous, mysterious… works of art!! love them 🙂 cheers, Debi
The depth of field is ethereal.
Simply exquisite. So beautiful.
I wish you a wonderful inspiring New Year!
Beautiful mystery in the magical woods. Happy New Year, Karen!
Aww!! So beautiful!!
Very special Karen.
We are just breathing in your work. Beauty!!
Gorgeous as ever, Karen. Happy new year to you and the family as well. All the best for 2016.
These are really amazing. Winter looks charming through your art and eyes. Happy new year! 🙂
As always..star quality and you are the star! xx
These are lovely images!
MAGICAL… I admire your creativity! Happy New Year!
really beautiful. And I love the snow, too. It came by here this night. Finally!
So beautiful and deathly – Happy New Year, Karen!
I wish you have an absolutely wonderful New Year Karen!!!!!! 😀 xxxxxxxx
So beautiful and magical! Happy New Year, Karen!
May the new year gleam for you, too!
A beautiful and mysterious way to bring in the New Year Karen ~ a great, magical post and best to you with your photography in the New Year. Cheers to a great 2016.
Such wonderfully atmospheric images Karen! Have a faboulous new year! Very much looking forward to more of your superb work in the year to come! 🙂
beautifully magic is revealing… stunning… the technique is so perfectly drawn… I love your artworks.. beautiful
And a very happy new year to you!!
wonderful world !!
Love your work, looking forward to more in 2016, feeling greedy in anticipation 🙂
Quite interesting and fascinating images Karen. Thank you for sharing your visions in photography.
Amazing today to catch up on a number of posts I’ve missed. Absolutely riveting images Karen. Beauties all.
Excellent work, Karen. I love them all… I use this technique a lot myself and I just can’t stop doing it. You are an inspiration.