FAVORITES – SO MANY

                                                                FAVORITES                                                                               I have so many favorites, it’ hard to pick one. Of course my grandchildren are Number One. I have four grandchildren, three boys and one girl. They are all very special, and are very dear to my heart. My pets are my next favorite, and I miss the ones that have passed on very much, especially our rescue dog Saurus. Someone had dropped her off and she found her way to our porch and into my heart very deeply. We are now down to one cat, Roanie. She is very special.

MY LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

My love of Photography started very young, maybe around age eight, I had a Kodak Brownie Camera in black and white, and progressed from there. I always liked to take pictures. I would put them in a scrapbook with captions. I’m afraid that book is falling apart and in very bad disarray. I progressed from there and kept upgrading but was never happy until I got a SLR Camera, first film, then digital, especially the digital when I could take hundreds of pictures.  

Winter Light (Abstracted Landscapes)

draw and shoot

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Winter-Light-and-Shadow10I made the above series of photographs a while ago and had decided that they were pretty much failures. Except.

Except there is something about that luminous winter light and those subtle tones. And perhaps I am reconsidering these images because I recently saw the visually sumptuous movie ‘Mr. Turner’ and these sort of ‘landscape sketches’ have taken on a slightly different meaning. Or perhaps they are still failures, I haven’t quite decided. Either way they are an interesting part of the image making process (for me) so here they are.

Light-and-Shadow-_-GrassesDifferent light on a different day.

[Each one of these images is a ‘drive-by’ photograph, made from the passenger seat of a moving car]

© Karen McRae, 2015

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BOATS

Small Harbor near Jasper Beach Maine.

Beautiful Fishing Harbor in Maine
Beautiful Fishing Harbor in Maine

 

On the way back from the sunset and lighthouse by the sponge docks, these boats were lit up added some interesting effects.

Going Home
Going Home
After The Sunset