Ed Lehming Photography


“All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming – a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry As I have worked on this latest series of images, it has become clear to me that I must be ‘in’ the forest, a participant in its life…. Read More

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. “ – Tecumseh The inevitability of trees, and all life on earth, is that they eventually fall, through age, disease, or human intervention. The latter is the case in this image…. Read More

“I’ve always believed there are moments in our lives which can be defined as a transition between the before and after, between the cause and the effect.”  ― Benjamin X. Wretlind Along the trail, the trees thin in places, a transition from forest to glade. More light enters along this transition zone, creating an ideal environment for new growth. Composting leaves and thin ground cover allow the sun’s light to warm the ground… Read More

“A forest is not a wilderness, but a community of souls who speak to one another on the wind.” – Anthony T. Hincks Nature creates unexpected patterns, those things that are noticeably different than others. Here, a group of three large trees grows together, sharing the same patch of ground. Their neighbours, are spread fairly evenly, each with its patch of ground, its own source of sparse sunlight and nutrients. Yet, these… Read More

“The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche Bright rays of sun reflects off the tree lined hillside within the Durham Forest. Patches of light shine in golds and silvers, lighting up patches of leaf littered ground and pockets of bright green undergrowth. I found some areas of the forest strangely devoid of undergrowth this year, which struck me as odd during… Read More

“You are the light in a dark place. You are the water to my drought. You are everything I never knew existed and everything I wanted all at the same time.”  ― Shelly Crane The next image in my “Into the Green Veil” series is of a large maple tree which stood along the trail, roots spreading deeply into the forest floor. Further into the forest, slightly smaller maples catch golden rays of… Read More

“The Green Veil shimmers richly around me, in tones of deepest emerald and muted olive; a dominating threshold between earth and sky. Yet, through this veil,  gold light pierces and shimmers, lighting the path and bright undergrowth, in a dance of life and light.” – Ed Lehming I’ve been wanting to create a new series of images for some time, but the greens of summer, while lovely and filled with life, do… Read More