Not been shooting….
So I cant remember the last time that I actually decided to go shoot something interesting for me, I have been shooting things that I have to but not that I want to – huge difference. So maybe I can get back to basics and go looking for some creative juices to flow…
As this storm rolled through I quickly grabbed my camera and took off to try to capture something out of it. I ended up 2 minutes from house (that two minutes was a flat run) and setup to find this dramatic moving of the clouds. I was hoping the storm would slow down and give me more time to setup and shoot but it did not. I often at times like to study the scene and what is going on and then setup at various angles and positions taking a wide variety of shots. This was a holy smokes!!! Just shoot! Here is what was captured….
Today’s photo – Christmas Lights
While shooting with my buddy Jeremi we came across this great scene. So as I shot this he decided to shoot this happy couple on their two week anniversary…now one part of me says – wait he was shooting something that can make him money and I shot only this…but then I look at it and think – I hope someone buys this to hand on their wall :)
I think that this one looks so much better than than the Nations tree in Washington which I got to see while traveling as well. Thoughts?by Chris Lehman
I am hoping to revamp the site with a new style, I apologize in advance if I muck it all up :D
If you check in and notice that things have switched around, dont get used it! I might switch it 10 times before finding a good one that I like…
After shooting what seemed like an eternity of a wedding with my buddy Jeremi we both came to unwind and pack gear up, download photos etc. We were shooting a top a great place in Dayton Ohio The Racquet Club. This place is awesome on all sorts of levels ans has probably the best view of the city. This was the first time that I had been up there. We put all of our gear in a room that was awesome in itself, but the view of the city was awesome. So we killed the lights, and setup the tripods after getting all of our gear back out again…this is one that I came up with.
There have been many song written about it, many poems, many cards. However nothing comes close to capturing it like this verse – 1 Cor 13
The picture is using a King James version however I like the way the NIV reads for this particular verse.
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.by Chris Lehman
I was in a bit of a rut and had the itch to shoot but nothing really to shoot. I looked up and saw the sunset and thought – how beautiful! I had my camera and tripod with me as I usually do so started looking frantically for a good spot to shoot it. I could not find high ground and was headed home and thought about the public golf course and thought – well, I’ll try it. This is one of the resulting shots.by Chris Lehman
The hustle and bustle is now over as quickly as it came, for some their lives will never be the same. Toys scattered about, some kids pout. The day after Christmas is both a relief and a sad time. People start to go about their normal lives forgetting the joy that was over them just days ago, and for some it is a time to reflect on different aspects of life as the end of the year draws near. When thinking of what to post for todays blog I kept going back to a photo that I took of a cross that my grandmother and grandfather gave me many years ago. Not only does this cross let me remember with fondness the times we shared but also it is a time for the cross to be remembered as it is the Lords birthday. This photo speaks to me on many different levels and I hope that does to you also –by Chris Lehman
To one man it is all that he can take, to another it is all that he will, and yet to another he stares at it with an eagerness to over come. To most children all these things are paid no attention to, and to others they look at the path intently yearning to press forward, to take on what is in front of them with no fear, no over thinking, no second guessing. It is with that innocence the next generation of leaders are made and if we are lucky that innocence will press on and not be shattered and they will become great.by Chris Lehman
The innocence of our youth quickly fades as the years blow by as in decades. This future shooter looks for the frame with the innocence and the absence of blame. Hug tightly those that you love, for one never knows if we will get a call from above. We have heard it said that life is short, precious, irreplaceable no room to abort. Enjoy the time you have, live to your fullest always catching the frame for in it is the purest form of game.by Chris Lehman