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“What do we perceive when faced with something we don’t expect” – Ed Lehming This image, made very spontaneously over dinner a few nights ago, has held my attention since I made it. It’s the result of evening sun shining through a tulip blossom and deliberate focus on one of the anthers within the flower. It’s one of those joyous ‘accidents’ that all photographers get at some point. It’s also the joy… Read More

“The truth is that everyday and everyone is different. We just like to think that they aren’t.”  ― Anthony T. Hincks As promised, yesterday’s flower, with a light background. Keep in mind, this is the exact same shot, with the same settings and lighting. The only difference is that I removed the black velvet background that I use for my studio shots, revealing the white card-stock panel that holds it up in my… Read More

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  ― W.B. Yeats I wanted to post one more of my ‘artsy’ interpretations. This time, the predominant color is blue, very appropriate for this late March day. The image was made around noon yesterday and I applied a filter to enhance the tones and textures. I had no idea just how much blue was preset in this scene…. Read More

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”  ― Richard Wagner A bit of fun this morning. I decided to ‘play’ with an image I made yesterday, by running it through a filter. The results are quite pleasing and I thought I’d share it today. My photography has already become quite untraditional, through my use of motion. This is quite deliberate, as I am trying to document the world I experience in a… Read More

“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”  ― Shannon L. Alder I left the title as is, my first impression, but then, I looked deeper, at the bright orange beech leaves, the richness of the tree trunks, and the pale clean blue of the snow and realized, it’s not bleak at all. Perception, is driven so much by… Read More

“When everything looks unusual around you, your eyes and your mind mostly need anything usual! Unfamiliar disturbs us; familiar comforts us! But for the wise man, unusual is more precious than the usual because it offers us a new way, a new vision, a new idea, a new world!”  ― Mehmet Murat Ildan Perhaps, what I enjoy most about creating these photo abstractions is that they slightly disturb. I can photograph a familiar… Read More

“Because you don’t notice the light without a bit of shadow. Everything has both dark and light. You have to play with it till you get it exactly right.”  ― Libba Bray As I’ve said many times this past year, it’s amazing what we see and don’t see, or rather notice. In the case of these poplar trees, which I have passed through immeasurable times, the camera picks up on light changes that… Read More

“The forest stretched on seemingly forever with the most monotonous predictability, each tree just like the next – trunk, branches, leaves; trunk, branches, leaves. Of course a tree would have taken a different view of the matter. We all tend to see the way others are alike and how we differ, and it’s probably just as well we do, since that prevents a great deal of confusion. But perhaps we should remind… Read More

The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” ― Kahlil Gibran I really struggled to find a quote that complimented this photo. It’s such a contrast. These tulips have been the subject of my photos for a few days now, and I watched them mature and slowly fade, yet, to me, the beauty… Read More

“Our days are spent…, Time withers and fades, Yet, for he who has perception Beauty, yet remains” – Ed Lehming Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 1.0 sec, f/40.0, ISO 200 High Resolution Image on 500px 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

“Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. At the edge of perception, weird things dance and howl.” ― M.H. Boroson Every now and then, a photo surprises me. For those of you who are photographers and take interest in my camera settings, which I post with most of my photos, you will have noticed that the studio florals do not vary a whole lot. I will tweak aperture if I want… Read More

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  – Wayne Dyer April is a strange time to visit a botanical garden, since there are no blooms to enjoy. Yet, if you look closer, vestiges of last year remain in tones of brown, gray, and yellow. Yet, amid shrivelled shells and dried branches, hints for life begin to emerge. I can’t recall the variety of tree… Read More