Ed Lehming Photography


The Lyric Theatre, New York Here is this week’s  52 Week Photo Challenge:  Week 3 – Black and White.  This is another new challenge that is starting up from The Girl That Dreams Awake.  If you don’t know her, you should check out her blog. I made this photo back in February during a visit to New York City using my iPhone. Posted originally back in March iPhone 5s Back Camera  @… Read More

Here is my contribution for Tuesdays of Texture for week 34. A while ago I started a series of Studies in Wood. This is just one of the subjects of that series. This particular specimen can be found in Bryant Park, just behind the new York Public Library. If you are interested, here’s my original post from March. You’ll find lots of other interesting texture posts over at  DE Monte Y MAR – do head on… Read More

Here is this week’s  52 Week Photo Challenge:  Week 1 – Black and White.  This is another new challenge that is starting up from The Girl That Dreams Awake.  If you don’t know her, you should check out her blog. This is my second entry and I’ve used an image I posted several months back as one of my daily posts. Click here if you want to know more about the image…. Read More

“The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God.” ― Hans Urs von Balthasar I can’t fully explain what it was that attracted me to this composition. Yet, I find myself processing that very though in this post. The… Read More

And he was preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. “I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” – Mark 1:7-8 Existing light photography offers its challenges and rewards. This wonderful statue of St. John the Baptist, in New York’s St. Patrick’s cathedral is a good… Read More

“When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee from the disorienting distractions of twenty-first-century life. We desire to escape from superficial relationships, trivial communications and the constant noise that pervade our world, and find rest in the probing depths of God’s love.” ― Adam S. McHugh I have real love of sacred places. Cathedrals are such humbling places, filled with quiet places to sooth… Read More

“As he reached the door of the chapel and turned back for a last look, he saw that the Virgin too was sad and lonely; the most alone human being God ever put on earth.” ― Irving Stone The word ‘pieta’ means pity in Italian. The scene of the Virgin Mary, with the recently crucified Christ on her lap, is one of the most iconic scenes in christianity and has been interpreted… Read More

“Every tree in the forest has a story to tell. Some of them were burnt but they endured the fire and got revived; some of them were cut, their barks injured, some people pick up their leaves to make medicines for their sicknesses, birds used their leaves to make their nests, etc. Upon all these, the tree is still tree!” ― Israelmore Ayivor This ancient sycamore, in New York City’s Bryant Park,… Read More

“As I see it, life is an effort to grip before they slip through one’s fingers and slide into oblivion, the startling, the ghastly or the blindingly exquisite fish of the imagination before they whip away on the endless current and are lost for ever in oblivion’s black ocean.” ― Mervyn Peake A “Kill Plate” is the geological term of a particular strata in which numerous fossilized animals can be found. In… Read More

“A world which sees art and engineering as divided is not seeing the world as a whole.” –  Sir Edmund Happold The varied and beautiful architecture in New York City took me completely by surprise. It must have been quite the place back in the late 19th century. I love fine details and could spend hours sitting in front of a building like this and drinking in all the fantastic stonework. It’s… Read More

“Have you remembrances, the glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind?” – Khalil Gibran Inside the front doors of the new York Public Library, is Astor Hall, the grand foyer, with it’s high ceilings and barrel arches. When you walk in, you cannot help but look up and around this vast space of bright, intricately carved marble. I can put myself back to a time when this was being built… Read More

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ― Tom Wolfe Just as you enter Times Square from the south, along Broadway. There’s a stunning building amid the business and noise of the modern Times Square with it’s neon lights and larger than life billboards that turn night to day. That building, is the Knickerbocker. MAP This beautiful Beaux-Art building hearkens back to a… Read More

“Everything in New York is a photograph. All the things that are supposed to be dirty or rough or unrefined are the most beautiful things. Garbage cans at the ends of alleyways look like they’ve been up all night talking with each other. Doorways with peeling paint look like the wise lines around an old feller’s eyes.” ― Ann-Marie MacDonald Yes, it’s my second photo this week of this awesome building, but a… Read More

“I get a little romantic about the old Empire State. Just looking at it makes me want to play some Frank Sinatra tunes and sway a little. I have a crush on a building. I’d been in there several times but never to work. I always knew there were offices in there but the face never penetrated, really. You don’t work in the Empire State Building. You propose in the Empire State… Read More

“Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.” ― Landon Parham Another shot of the water tanks. I could not help myself. They are everywhere in New York City  and I have a strange fascination with them. This image shows the wooden variety and a steel tank on the same rooftop. My other observation about new York City is the abundance of soft reflected light. I… Read More

“The peculiar office structure appears to exercise a strange fascination over some minds, for not only do hundreds of people stand for five and ten minutes at a time looking up at it, but many of those who have detached themselves from the groups are obliged to return in a minute or two to examine the structure from another point of view” – New York Times, 1902 I completely understand what the… Read More

“He has made me wary of chronological snobbery. That is, he showed me that newness is no virtue and oldness is no vice. Truth and beauty and goodness are not determined by when they exist. Nothing is inferior for being old, and nothing is valuable for being modern.” ― John Piper One of the first things that I noticed while walking around New York was the wooden water tanks that topped most… Read More

“Even in its darkest passages, the heart is unconquerable. It is important that the body survives, but it is more meaningful that the human spirit prevails.” ― Dave Pelzer Situated on the north-west corner of the World Trade Centre Plaza, I’m sure this building has some stories to tell, as it sustained some damage during the 9-11 attacks and has a clear view of the Plaza itself. I did not think of the… Read More

“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.”  – Audre Lorde The ‘Oculus’ is the odd, skeleton looking building left of centre. It is part of the connection between the New Jersey PATH transit system and the New York subway systems that intersect at the World Trade… Read More

“I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.” – Tennessee Williams I noticed these awesome light bulbs while waiting for our play, Chicago, outside the Ambassador theatre on West 49th Street in New York. The coffee shop is Caffe Benne, part of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. MAP What really attracted me to them was the variations in bulb type and colour temperature…. Read More