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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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“Winter’s First Whisper”

“It’s late November and though it’s still autumn, winter’s first whispers hint at snowy days to come as frost clings to slender branches and the world prepares once more for its winter slumber.” – Ed Lehming I recently realized that it has been many months since I have posted here. I really can’t… Read More

“After the Rains”

“After the cool spring rains, sunshine dazzles through the still open canopy, bathing the forest wildflowers with its warming light, transforming the recently dull forest into something magical and alive.” – Ed Lehming Yesterday, after a few days inside, waiting for the cold and rain to let up, I went for a hike… Read More

“Large-Flowered Bellwort”

“It’s spring, and beautiful tones of yellow, in all shapes and sizes, return once more to the forest floor.” – Ed Lehming Once more, spring starts and stalls. The warm days of April have been replaced by a particularly cool and wet May. But, there is no going back, a spring warm up… Read More

“May Delights”

“The cycle of spring continues and familiar wildflowers grace the forest floor, each in their own time, marking significant dates with their presence.” – Ed Lehming Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there, and also to those who have filled that role. It’s interesting, looking back at years worth of photos… Read More

“Life Bursts Forth”

“The recently closed buds now look like fireworks as warmer days trigger the trees to leaf out and spring comes on in full force.” – Ed Lehming I’ve always been fascinated with just how quickly the forest transforms from its winter phase to full leaf. The tight buds expand quickly and within days… Read More

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