The Water Phoenix

WaterPhoenix2This image is made from 2 photographs. One being a surface reflection of flowing water, and the other, remains of a seagull.

The seagull caught my eye because as it was lying in the water at the river’s edge, the wings were moving with the rhythmic lapping of the water, as though somehow, there was still a touch of life.

© Karen McRae, 2013

Not to Scale

FishMergeMerge3[Each of these images are made with 2 separate photographs layered in Photoshop. The water reflection photographs are in-camera double exposures and the fish is merely a figment of your imagination. If it was real it would not be fresh.]

© Karen McRae, 2013

By Degrees

LateWinter1LateWinter5FringedFlowers2We are creeping ever so slowly out of winter and these pale robin’s egg blue tones seemed to have a little whisper of spring in them, (which I am craving today!).

(Water reflections of trees and frosted winter flowers)
© Karen McRae, 2013

Incidental Exposures

The days seem intermediary. Frosted only at the edges. The autumn colours have faded – to sepia – to grey – to misty blues.

But for some reason these are colours I can sink into. Literally.

There have been a few times when I thought my boots might be lodged permanently in the clay bottom of the creek. But so far I’ve managed each time to wrestle myself out on to solid ground. When your mind is absorbed in one thing, you may not notice that your feet are being absorbed by another…

Each of these images is an in-camera double exposure. Layers of light and shadow on a rippling surface.

© Karen McRae, 2012