Bending Time

2017-05-19T10:36:29-04:00August 15th, 2013|

Windy Day on the Mullica River Photographers change reality. Although we essentially record what we see with a camera, we always add our two cents to an image. This is done with the choices we make. Some are done before we click the shutter, like the subject we choose, the camera angle and composition. Some are done afterwards, like converting [...]

Do You Really Want To Go There?

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00July 31st, 2013|

Summer on Deep Run Creek by Richard Lewis 2013 I love this photograph. It shows the New Jersey Pine Barrens landscape in the late spring when the Pines are quiet, green, wet and lush. When a friend saw this image she wished she could be there because it looked so peaceful. Actually, my friend would not have gotten much peace in this [...]

Persistance and the Old Mill

2017-05-19T10:36:40-04:00March 7th, 2013|

Bromley Mill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania This image is one I’ve wanted to make for a long time. It is an old mill in Bucks County called the Bromley Mill. I’ve been by it many times at the wrong time of day or the wrong light for a decent photograph. This time I was lucky to be near the mill as [...]

Delaware River

2017-05-19T10:36:40-04:00February 19th, 2013|

Sorry for the dormant blog but life can get away from you sometimes and I've been experimenting. I have to thank two friends for helping to inspire me. Denise Bush who introduced me to some great techniques and Tom Johnson-Medland who, contrary to the Dos Equis beer commercial, is actually the most interesting man in the world. Tom writes books and is interested in collaborating with me on [...]

Not Only the Dawn’s Early Light

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00November 21st, 2012|

Click on the image to make larger Anyone raised in the spirit of traditional landscape photography has been schooled with the idea that the best time to get a great landscape image is early in the morning or late afternoon. The low light on the horizon is often referred to as “Magic Light” because of its color beauty. Now take our brothers-in-arms, [...]

In Praise and Fear of Water

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00November 4th, 2012|

Stony Brook Cascade of Slid“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” Lao-Tzu This Post was written before Hurricane Sandy slammed into the coast on New Jersey with such devastating results. It puts the thoughts I'm expressing here into an even better perspective. Water has [...]

The Prettiest Place In The World?

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00October 17th, 2012|

  One thing landscape photographers probably take a lot of pleasure in is discovering the beauty in places that may not be picturesque. The Pines of New Jersey can look very mundane and monotonous. Barren deserts, blizzards and storms can seem anything but pretty when you are in the middle of them. The photographer who can find the beauty in the harsh [...]

Nashville International Airport

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00September 30th, 2012|

At the airport you expect crowds. The terminal is usually full of people on the inside and planes lined up on the outside. When I walked into the airport in Nashville Tennessee it was very surprising to see this scene; A wide-open area outside the terminal with no planes (except the one taxiing away on the left), ground crew or vehicles. Add [...]

Keeping it Real?

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00August 13th, 2012|

By Rich Lewis First off my apologies to all of you who were so supportive when I started this blog for not keeping it up to date. Sometimes life gets in the way. I'm back and will try to post something every week. Not to long ago I had a conversation with some photographers at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and the topic came up, [...]

Before The Storm

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00March 4th, 2012|

This photo is a little white lie. You know the kind where you stretch the truth to make the story more interesting. While in a remote part of Cape Breton, which is an island that occupies the north east corner of Nova Scotia, a large fog bank started rolling in from the sea. Before it actually engulfed the bay a small lobster [...]

Mullica River

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00February 20th, 2012|

When you live in South Jersey and crave hiking and open spaces your only local choice is the New Jersey Pinelands or the Pines as they are locally referred to. The Pines are flat with few vistas and nothing that looks remotely like a mountain. Although it biologically diverse the trees that dominate the area are the scrub and pigmy pines which [...]

Water Flow, Nova Scotia

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00February 17th, 2012|

I love water and rocks. It is my favorite combination of things in nature. Hiking by a fast flowing stream is a very calming and settling place to be. Add a camera and a steady tripod and you can extend time and create a blur effect in the flow of water that has an indescribable effect on the viewer. This image was [...]

Stormlight, Medford, New Jersey

2017-05-19T10:36:44-04:00February 17th, 2012|

This image is titled Stormlight. It was actually taken in 2007. When I looked at the original photo in its raw state I knew there was something there. It took me 5 years to realize what it was. I needed to grow more as an artist Another  significant thing that helped was my discovery of a painter named John Folinsbee. He was an [...]

Early Spring on the Pinnacle

2017-05-19T10:36:44-04:00February 16th, 2012|

This is a popular hiking location near Allentown, Pennsylvania where the Appalachian Trail wanders past a vast rock outcropping. Because this is the very edge of the mountain, it is referred to as the Pinnacle. I've hiked here dozens of times and it is rare to find it so unpopulated with other hikers. It is also rare to find this kind of light. This [...]

Photo Impressionism

2017-05-19T10:36:44-04:00September 26th, 2010|

Hi, My name is Rich Lewis and I am a photographer. Visit my website for more info about me and my photography to get a perspective on where this blog will be going. www.impressionisticlens.com