On one of those trips, nature showed it's ability to overwhelm with beauty. Here is that story. It took place in a few minutes, 32 to be exact, where I was able to witness a day begin in a magical realm of color and light.
But Which Light? If I ever write an autobiography, it will be titled Seduced by the Light. Light, and its effect on the landscape, has fascinated me since I was a kid. Taking up photography has been a way to express that fascination. As landscape photographers we chase light and and tend to go for the cherished golden hour light of sunrise [...]
More Adventures In A Great National Park HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! The previous post about our fourth trip to Joshua Tree National Park challenged landscape photographers to think differently in places that they photograph on a regular basis. Here is another little project that resulted from this challenge. Light Painting For me the purpose of night photography is to portray the solemn [...]
Shop Local is Good, But is Photograph Local Better? Between commitments and our annual family reunion occurring during Thanksgiving, I decided to challenge myself and spend a week only creating photography in the New Jersey Pinelands. My self-imposed limits were to shoot within a 20 minute drive from my home and to hike no more than 1 mile after I got to a location. [...]
Three Cedars in the Morning Light by Richard 2014 In my last post, I mentioned how we photographers can learn something from those that went before us who were shooting film. Working with film is a slower and more methodical process. By practicing a more patient and careful approach to our own photography, we can strive to come back from [...]
They are called the Great Smoky Mountains because on cool moist evenings fog develops in the low lands that looks like smoke in the morning. It is a beautiful thing to behold. The fog can change from minute to minute creating quite a show. Morning Fog in the Smokey Mountains 1 by Richard Lewis 2014 Morning Fog at Dawn in [...]
Sunset Near Vincentown New Jersey by Richard Lewis 2014 The number one subject of photography is a sunset. Why not? They can be absolutely beautiful and they happen at a time that doesn't require getting up early (like for a sunrise). However, that popular of a subject can become a cliche. To avoid creating another cliched photograph, you need to [...]