Finding Meaning With iPhoneography

2017-05-19T10:36:09-04:00October 24th, 2014|

Putting the Art in SmART Phone Photography One thing I've learned about iPhoneography, or Smart Phone Art, is that it is more about telling a story, or conveying a mood, than it is about the image itself. At least it is for me. Here are some recent iPhone images. They are composites. All the pieces were taken with an iPhone and processed on an iPad [...]

The Northern Lights in South East Alaska

2017-05-19T10:36:09-04:00October 17th, 2014|

I'll never figure out how I got this one Northern Lights in South East Alaska by Richard Lewis 2014 You have to wonder when the PA system on a small ship announces "Attention passengers" in the middle of the night if it would be followed by instructions to head to the life raft. Fortunately, In this case, the crew wanted [...]

New Jersey vs. Alaska

2017-05-19T10:36:19-04:00October 13th, 2014|

 Can New Jersey Pinelands Swamp Compete With Alaskan Swamp? Alaska... Alaska Swamp by Richard Lewis 2014 vs. New Jersey Along the Wading River by Richard Lewis 2012 Dead In The Water 6 by Richard Lewis 2014 I've been told that I am a master of swamp photography. Is this a distinction that one should be proud [...]

Alaska’s Intimate Landscapes

2017-05-19T10:36:20-04:00October 8th, 2014|

This will probably my least popular Alaska post. When I post intimate landscape images, they usually get the least amount of interest. I don't really have to wonder why. I already know why. We all love a picturesque grand vista. Heck, I'll climb a mountain for a panoramic view, but will not necessarily do the same to look at an interesting tree [...]

Shooting Alaska

2017-05-19T10:36:20-04:00September 23rd, 2014|

Some random landscapes from an amazing trip. My wife and I prefer to travel alone so we can set our own pace and go where we choose to. Alaska's Inside Passage is a large wilderness waterway that is only accessible by ship or plane. To travel on our own there would have been beyond our means, so we chose a small cruise ship (pictured below) that carried 60 [...]

Whale Soup in Alaska

2017-05-19T10:36:20-04:00September 12th, 2014|

Faking it as a wildlife photographer with the Humpbacks  Whale Soup by Richard Lewis 2014 The title of this post does not advocate cooking whales. It is a term the locals use to describe a phenomenon where Humpback Whales will hunt in large groups to trap fish. When this happens, the sea fills with them. Humpbacks tend to be solitary animals. [...]

Creative Aerobics in Alaksa’s Tracy Arm Wilderness

2017-05-19T10:36:20-04:00September 2nd, 2014|

 Fighting weather and Challenging Shooting Conditions Tracy Arm Wilderness #4 by Richard Lewis 2014 Tracy Arm Wilderness 6 by Richard Lewis 2014 Tracy Arm Wilderness 8 by Richard Lewis 2014 Tracy Arm Wilderness #3 by Richard Lewis 2014 Of all the places we visited in Alaska, the Tracy Arm Wilderness was probably the most [...]

Alaska… Bad Weather and Beauty Beyond Belief

2017-05-19T10:36:20-04:00August 27th, 2014|

Traveling Along The Inside Passage Tracy Arm Wilderness by Richard Lewis 2014 Old Pump House Along The Inside Passage by Richard Lewis 2014 Dusk in Petersburg Alaska by Richard Lewis 2014 I've got a lot of photographs and a few thoughts to share about our recent trip on a small ship along Alaska's Inside Passage. Photography was a [...]