“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” 
― John Joseph Powell

Today has been interesting. The week was filled with significant milestones: I posted my 1,00th post and hit my 4 years WordPress anniversary. Then, I took a bit a bit of a break, having to refuel, creatively, and find some new subject matter to focus on.

The weather has been uncooperative and my schedule chaotic, so I’m finding myself reviewing some of my more recent photos, looking for inspiration and looking forward to making a few new images. Now that I am becoming much more selective in my images, I find I have less to ‘fall back’ on.

During this period of a week I’ve been a bit inactive on my blog, only to check in to find I had 2 views in the entire day. That’s a far cry for the hundreds I’ve had in the past few weeks, I guess I need to get active again?

No matter, here’s an image I made a few weeks ago of a singular beech tree surrounded by larger maples. Though it is so much smaller, the beech is still showing off its golden leaves, which it will retain well after the first snow falls of December. I plan on going back to shoot the same image with snow, as I imagine it will be quite lovely.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@78mm

1/100 sec, f/5.0, ISO 400

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9 Comments on ““Loner”

  1. I love this picture! Nothing compares to the variety of sights in nature. I especially like the colours in the ground cover.

  2. This is cause for celebration, Ed! 🎉🍷🎶 I think going back when there’s snow will be a nice contrast. Beautiful sunlight display here.

  3. Congratulations, Ed, on reaching some new milestones. Blogging can get to be a little compulsive and it’s easy to end up worrying too much about the number of views. I like what you said about the need to refuel creatively–there is no need to feel guilty about taking a break. With regard the image, I love the careful framing and the aptly chosen title of the posting–it is the kind of evocative image that I really enjoy.

  4. I like the framing by the mature trees, and the way they make almost a semi-circle shape at the bottom of the image.
    The cut logs lying on the ground add a certain air to the piece.
    Sort of a continuum, the circle of life, with old decay and new growth.

    Seek peace,


  5. Pingback: “Golden Shiver” | Ed Lehming Photography

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