landscape photography

Life in Death Valley – Part 1

2017-05-19T10:36:26-04:00January 10th, 2014|

Spending time in Death Valley National Park was an overwhelmingly creative experience. I think it is for many artists because it is one of the most beautiful and strangely diverse landscapes in America. This is the first of several posts about life in Death Valley. The Racetrack Playa at Dusk by Richard Lewis 2013 A Day at the Racetrack in [...]

Welcome to 2014

2017-05-19T10:36:26-04:00January 3rd, 2014|

Aguereberry Point at Dusk by Richard Lewis 2013 Spending the last week of the year in Death Valley with spotty internet access and no cell phone coverage means I missed the ideal time to finish reflecting on 2013. I may continue, but for now I'll jump into the new year with a wish that you grow and become even better [...]

The Importance of Friends

2017-05-19T10:36:26-04:00December 7th, 2013|

Burlington Island in Fog by Richard Lewis 2013 I really appreciate my family and friends, especially those who put up with me when I spend way too much time setting up a photograph. They also can be pretty good at tipping me off to what's around to photograph. This one would not have happened if it wasn't for my friend [...]

Harriman State Park Revisited – PART 2

2017-05-19T10:36:26-04:00November 15th, 2013|

This is the second of a 3 part post about my trip leading a group of photographers to Harriman State Park in New York Bear Mountain Bear Mountain Lodge is a historic inn built in 1910 along the Hudson River. The group of photographers I was leading trip seemed to like it here and spent a lot of time walking around the [...]

Harriman State Park Revisited – PART 1

2017-05-19T10:36:26-04:00November 11th, 2013|

Note: Starting with this blog post I will be discussing a little bit of why and how I create my photographs. This is the first of a 3-part post on a recent photography field trip I lead to Harriman State Park in New York. Usually my trips to Harriman involve leading hikers wanting to visit remote lakes and vistas that are only accessible [...]

A Trip to the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania

2017-05-19T10:36:26-04:00October 16th, 2013|

Recently seven photographers from the South Jersey Camera Club and I went to the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania for a two day field trip. Working around other photographers can be very interesting as it inspires us all to do things differently. None of us want to walk away from a beautiful place like this with the same photographs in our cameras. Here [...]

Is it Really Real?

2017-05-19T10:36:28-04:00September 26th, 2013|

Full Moon On the Bog by Richard Lewis 2013 This is another photograph made during the full moon rise in the NJ Pine Barrens. (See my previous post) The difference between this image and the one in my last post is a little slight of hand. Observing the landscape while waiting for the moon to rise I saw two images [...]

Moon Rise in the Pines

2017-05-19T10:36:29-04:00September 23rd, 2013|

Moon Rise by Richard Lewis 2013 Recently in New Jersey the sun set in the west a few minutes before the full moon rose in the east. Thanks to some great tools I was able to be out in the Pine Barrens to experience it. Getting a photograph like this is not random, it is all about preparation. What is [...]

An Inspiration From 1854

2017-05-19T10:36:29-04:00September 4th, 2013|

Batona Trail in Late Summer by Richard Lewis 2013 Wood Scene by Asher Durand 1854 Recently I saw this painting (Right) by Asher Durand, a 19th century landscape painter. It was part of a series of he created called “Sketch In The Woods.” This painting shows a quiet forest scene. There are no grand mountains or roaring rivers, [...]

What you see is not what you get

2017-05-19T10:36:29-04:00August 5th, 2013|

The old expression “What you see is what you get” when applied to art should really be “What you feel is what you get” I had this experience recently at the Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth, New Jersey. Twilight in the New Jersey Pine Barrens is a very magical time where the woods settle down as night falls. This photograph was made [...]

Photo Impressionism, I Get It Now

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00July 22nd, 2013|

For years I’ve called myself a Photo Impressionist and even named this blog accordingly. Outside of being a really neat moniker to hang on one’s photographic style, I had no idea what I meant by the term until a friend gave me a book called Pennsylvania Impressionism. The book is about the artists who lived in and around New Hope during the [...]

Rule Breaking at Glen Onoko Falls

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00July 13th, 2013|

I've hiked the Glenn Onoko Falls trail outside of Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania many times over the years. It is one of my favorite hikes in the Northeast. The creek drops 900 feet in a series of waterfalls into the Lehigh River. It is a steep trail but there are lots of places to stop and take photographs. On this day I realized that I [...]

The Rocky Mountains, My View

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00July 3rd, 2013|

A friend and I were swapping hiking stories and he said something like,  “Don’t you just love the Rocky Mountains?” I thought about it and said that it is more like I respect them. These photographs were taken over the last two years in and around Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. I realize from putting them together that what I find most attractive [...]

Dead in the Water

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00June 14th, 2013|

I recently headed out to the Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth, New Jersey very early on a foggy morning. While hiking there last year I saw three dead cedar trees in the middle of one of the lakes and wanted to photograph them in these conditions. What was waiting for me was an almost mystical world. Instead of the photograph I was [...]

New Jersey verses the Rockies

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00June 4th, 2013|

Medford, New Jersey The Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado We New Jersey photographers have some stiff competition with our Western brothers and sisters who photograph the majestic Rocky Mountains. It's a tough act to follow. However, sometimes New Jersey shows its beauty in very dramatic ways. Compare and Enjoy! Like these photos? Feel free to visit my photography [...]

On Goshen Pond

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00May 24th, 2013|

Goshen Pond This image of an iconic stand of dead cedar trees is in the middle of Goshen Pond. This pond, with stands of dead trees along its banks is a scene that plays out frequently along New Jersey Pine Barrens waterways . On a morning like this it almost looks other worldly. I'm a big fan of artist Andrew [...]