All my life I have been drawn to water and its surroundings: the Atlantic on the Jersey shore, the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Great Lakes Michigan and Superior, and for more than thirty years the Pacific along the Oregon coast and the rivers, streams, and wetlands that feed her. While this fascination with water and the places and creatures it touches is philosophical and spiritual, my work in photography is driven by the details that emerge from the visual aesthetic I encounter when looking at and into water in its various forms—still water, flowing water, rain or snow, fog and cloud. The images in this site reveal what I see as I walk along one or another shoreline.

Prints available here: Russell Tomlin | Photography

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Autumn Toward Grays on Flickr.
Flowers Set Off the Shadow on Flickr.
Autumn Twist on Flickr.

Autumn Twist on Flickr.

It is an auspicious day for me to express my thanks to everyone who looks at the images I’ve put up in this Tumblr space.  I’m grateful to the curated re-bloggers like Lensblr, Luxlit, PWS, theebrokenpath as well as those who individually like or re-blog the things I post here.  Thanks, everyone!

Thorn for Thorn on Flickr.

Thorn for Thorn on Flickr.

Autumn Meditation on Flickr.
I left for my photowalk later than usual this morning, and the sun seemed too bright everywhere I walked. Then I looked into the grasses more deeply, and the light painted the details in soft watercolors.

Autumn Meditation on Flickr.

I left for my photowalk later than usual this morning, and the sun seemed too bright everywhere I walked. Then I looked into the grasses more deeply, and the light painted the details in soft watercolors.

Retreat in Ice and Fire on Flickr.
Delicate on Flickr.

Delicate on Flickr.

Incoming on Flickr.
A rather large wave is just starting to crash into the basalt that forms a natural sea wall at Yachats on the central Oregon coast.

Incoming on Flickr.

A rather large wave is just starting to crash into the basalt that forms a natural sea wall at Yachats on the central Oregon coast.

Teasel for Rothko on Flickr.
Albeit Desolate on Flickr.

Albeit Desolate on Flickr.

Retreat Across Dimensions on Flickr.
Time Is the Only Difference on Flickr.
The photograph captures but an instant in time, whether that moment is the sudden explosion of surf or the slow flow of basalt from ancient volcanic flow.

Time Is the Only Difference on Flickr.

The photograph captures but an instant in time, whether that moment is the sudden explosion of surf or the slow flow of basalt from ancient volcanic flow.

Wang Wei Dreams of Forest Light on Flickr.
Trouble Under the Bridge on Flickr.