Ed Lehming Photography


“I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea.”  ― Gary Paulsen As in the quote I selected, I spent a lot of time sitting on the shore, filling my lungs with the wonderful smell of… Read More

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists… Read More

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” ― Christopher Paolini I’m noticing that all my titles have become single words. That’s partially because I’m struggling to find suitable words to describe this experience fully, so it’s coming in snippets. This image is… Read More

“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” ― Werner Herzog This massive Humpback Whale is the cow in the pair I have been sharing over the past several days. As I’ve stated earlier, the sheer size of these creatures is incredible. Then, to see them surging from the ocean like this and smashing down in a burst of spray and foam simply leaves you… Read More

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.” ― Gloria Steinem The next in my series of whale photos is this Humpback calf, as it defies gravity, leaping from the ocean waters in a graceful twist. It is unbelievable to witness this ‘breeching’ ritual. The calf is already close to eight meters long and would weigh about fifteen thousand kilograms. The sheer power to launch this mass from… Read More