Frost Nouveau

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Finding beauty in the cold. I bundled up and took my camera out for a walk but the fresh window frost seemed to hold the most intrigue. It is lovely too, along the river’s edge where the water moves so fast that the cold can’t hold it still. It seems like a good time to make soup!

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© Karen McRae, 2017

Craft (Felted Fossil Stones)

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Perhaps not the usual photography I post here but I’ve been quite busy making. These are a few of the wet felted ‘fossil stones’ I’ve been working on lately (they also double as pin cushions!). The gastropod and trilobite forms have been needle felted onto the rocks near the end of the wet felting process. Lots of fun to make.  : )

 

© Karen McRae, 2017

 

 

Sketching the Spring Landscape

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(click on smaller images for a gallery view)

© Karen McRae, 2016

A Residual Winter Breath (2)

RiverIce_Sculpture4There was a small taste of spring here before winter came back to to say its goodbyes. The cold and strong winds of a few days ago have fashioned some icy sculptures along the river’s edge and on this quiet morning a thin layer of fresh ice was singing and straining under the stirring of a waking river. Later today we are promised snow and the landscape will transform temporarily yet again. As much as I find these transformations fascinating and lovely to photograph, I think I am quite ready for real spring. RiverIce_Sculpture7RiverIce_Sculpture8RiverIce_Sculpture9RiverIce_Sculpture10RiverIce_Sculpture11RiverIce_Sculpture5

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Above images: The Aftermath, April 06, 2016
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Above image : Wind & Waves, April 03,16.

Below: click on image to open gallery view.

© Karen McRae, 2016

The Melt (ice abstracts)

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Ice erosion, shoreline (a multiple exposure image).
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Ice erosion (immersed camera).

I love the fluidity of these liminal spaces between winter and spring. The ice folding back from the shoreline exposing inky cold water, translucence and grit.  There is much beauty in the rituals of the seasons.

© Karen McRae, 2016