The River’s Edge

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At-the-Edges3The river ice is breaking up slowly. Shifting a little everyday in the sun and wind and really coming open where there are strong undercurrents. I was a little surprised to see this snapping turtle floating at the frayed edges of the ice, able to lift its head for air but otherwise shifting with the water like a piece of driftwood, too cold to move. It’s been a long winter for everybody and spring has been tentative. We have land now, though. Earth, mud, grit and weathered grasses. The snow is mostly gone, we are just waiting on the river…




© Karen McRae, 2014

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Posing with Sir John, no less!

Travel with Intent

aDSC05960 ThemSelfie time at the Sir John Betjeman Statue in St Pancras Station, London

It’s Six Word Saturday.

And it’s ThemSelfie time again!

I post a ThemSelfie from somewhere on my travels on the last day of every month. Do feel free to join in by adding your link as a comment – the more the merrier.

For more about Selfies see Selfie Capital of Europe.

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My Week in Stills


This week has gone in a flash with me spending 5 days in work-related training. By the time I got home every night I was completely exhausted and ready for bed, so there were not too many photos through the week. But of course I make up for it on the weekends…

A couple of favourites from the week that’s been (and yes I am well aware that there is a bit of a theme to most of my photos… her name is Lily):




Even a photo of my creative process… although obviously this one was taken by someone else (my husband).





The weather was great here in sunny Queensland this late in Autumn, so there was a lot of opportunities to spend some time outdoors enjoying the warm weather… before winter really does kick in.

In fact, I’ve been out there some more today despite feeling under the weather…

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American Colorizing

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Welcome to the American Photo photo blog! We colorize black & white photos for museums, educators, media . . . . . and families like yours.

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The year is 1941. Here’s a Memorial Day photo that really needs no introduction. Let’s just say, it was a “date which will live in infamy”. Today is more than an excuse to light up the barbecue. It’s a time to remember those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom. God rest you, our brave men and women of the armed forces.

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

Pearl Harbor - Dec. 7, 1941 (O)

1941 - Memorial Day (Pearl Harbor)


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