Ed Lehming Photography


“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell Since I’m quite limited in my travels these days, so I’m spending time enjoying memories of last year. I’m recalling vividly with each image the sights, sounds and aromas of the places I visited. In this case, my trip to Spain. Yesterday I shared an image of Montserrat and the beautiful vistas it offered. That image is looking outward from the monastery high on… Read More

“Clouds define my mood today, but they are as temporary as sunshine and offer balance and perspective” – Ed Lehming I have not posted anything for a few days, I’ve limited my social media activity and found myself drawn inward. It’s a very strange feeling lately, even for someone who tends to value solitude. The trails I usually hike on are open to me, but I feel a sense of guilt driving… Read More

“The most beautiful things happen, along the way. Stop and enjoy them.” – Ed Lehming Today, I’m doing a quick post and starting to get myself back into the discipline of posting and writing about my photos more frequently. I realized just how much I had dropped from my routine. I had a significantly disruptive life event in March, which pulled the rug out from under me, creatively. I may talk about… Read More

“The clouds roll in, but don’t persist, they bring a welcome contrast and make us more aware of how lovely the sunshine is.” – Ed Lehming I really can’t imagine Iceland without its marvelous clouds. During our ten-day trip, every day had some cloud. Often, there are multiple layers, each slightly different and moving in different directions, creating a magical yet fleeting, play of light. As a photographer, the quality of light… Read More

“I am reminded that the most fertile lands are often built by the fires of volcanoes.”  ― Ed Lehming On the seventh day of our Iceland journey, my son and I travelled through the high mountain passes at the base of the West Fjords, southward along Highway 60 to rejoin the Ring Road, just north of the town of Bifrost. We were greeted by this spectacular view of a broad valley, filled with… Read More

“I love to feel the temperature drop and the wind increase just before a thunderstorm. Then I climb in bed with the thunder.”  ― Amanda Mosher I wanted to revisit this storm cloud. This image was made mere seconds after my previously posted photo. Seconds make all the difference in the nature of these clouds. The form changes and the light shiftsdramatically. The other thing that changes rapidly, as noted in the quote… Read More

“There is peace even in the storm”  ― Vincent van Gogh I’m one of those people who loves storms. There is something in the unbridled power of them that fascinates me. I love the many forms that the clouds take as the winds whip and shape them. There is also something glorious in the way the storm changes the light. A few days ago, after coming home from a nice dinner with my… Read More

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock What can I say? Wildflowers in a gentle summer breeze, what can be better? This group of Yellow Coneflowers, springing from a sea of Wild Bergamot on a clear,… Read More

“Lazy Summer Skies” Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 31 of 2017 “When people look at clouds they do not see their real shape, which is no shape at all, or every shape, because they are constantly changing. They see whatever it is that their heart yearns for.”  ― José Eduardo Agualusa An often overlooked texture is the sky above us, with its infinite variations, never the same… Read More

“All things want to float as light as air through the world witnessing all that is. I am a mote of dust floating freely in the firmament, a person who merely is, and I feel full of joy for all worldly treasures, the immaculate gift of life.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas. I’m quite enjoying my new found hobby and getting the feel of the brush. This… Read More

“After the Rains” – San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Nikon D800 Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 112 mm 1/100 sec, f/4.8, ISO 200 For more images like this, please visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EdLehming or my website (some images available for purchase) http://www.edlehming.com

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ― John Lubbock After perhaps the hottest day of the summer, and the date of my oldest daughter’s engagement party, the air shifted. Forecasts had predicted severe thunderstorms and torrential downpours, which… Read More

“To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.” ― Pierre-Auguste Renoir Happy Easter! I wanted to try something new, something that satisfied the creative in me. I love paintings and have many friends who are extraordinary painters. My gift is photography, which offers me a similar outlet, but rather… Read More

This is a VERY recent photo I made this past weekend during a family event near Ancaster, Ontario. As usual, I had my camera along to capture those family moments, but I found my kids had that pretty much covered off. Yes, my children like photography too. I had visited this location many times before and had photographed it many times, and so, was having a hard time figuring out what I… Read More

A classic scene to those of us who spend time in the north. After a cool night, the waters of the lake are warmer than the surrounding air and a thick fog forms. As the sun rises higher in the sky the fog begins to rise higher and higher to eventually form small clouds. The small clouds eventually join together to form larger clouds. It’s a fascinating process to watch. I often… Read More

Today, a change-up from the recent posts of flower heads. Last week I spent a few days in the Bancroft area, visiting my art friends and opening up our trailer for the season. It was a gorgeous, warm spring weekend. The air was fresh and clear with a very light breeze, all weekend long. Betty and I decided to head down to the waterfront on Marble Lake to see how my sister’s… Read More