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From Where I Stand

When I started taking my photography more seriously, I used a very simple concept: take a bunch of photos from a single vantage point. Move up, down, and around, but limit your ‘centre’ to a single point. This technique forced me to become a bit more inventive, it forced me to carefully consider things that may not grab my attention right away. So rather than photographing a single subject I began to look for other elements that may not be obvious. I also forced myself to make photos in fairly mundane surroundings, looking for interesting elements.

This became the foundation to much of my photography. I spend a lot of time carefully assessing my surroundings and looking for the best compositions.

The ‘tag’, From Where I Stand has also made me realize that through all the photos I have made in the past several years, I have borne witness to some pretty amazing things, and I look forward to sharing more of them here, along with the stories of their creation.

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“Spring Flush” – Napa Valley

“It all starts with a faint green ‘flush’. As the gnarled old vines awaken once more, the first hint of future bounty appears in the form of delicate clusters of bright green.” – Ed Lehming Spring in Napa is a glorious time. As the spring air and sunshine warm the valley, the entire… Read More

“American Canyon Roadside”

“Look around, isn’t the world simply amazing? Even from the window of a car, the passing world beckons us to partake.” – Ed Lehming I experience this all the time, even when driving, or in this case, as a back seat passenger, there is so much beauty all around us, we just need… Read More

“Stone Clover”

“Often, it’s not the grand vistas that catch my attention, rather, it’s the small curiosities, the things not common in my everyday, that make me pause and enjoy something joyfully different.” – Ed Lehming Something that I have noticed about myself, as I’m out enjoying the outdoors is that my eye very quickly… Read More

“Sunlight Above Napa”

“Light, glorious light. It shapes my world and fills the dark places with joyous brightness” – Ed Lehming I’m returning to my California series with this image, made on a mountainside overlooking northern Napa Valley. Despite the dull and rainy conditions, occasional splashes of light occasionally brightened the day. The contrast between the… Read More

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