Nature

In Honor of Earth Day My Daugther Chloe’s Hands Holding Earth

My Daugther Chloe's Hands Holding Earth

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  Native American Proverb I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.  ~John Muir Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but […]


” Portrait of Long Island: The North Fork and the Hamptons” Exhibition Madelle Hegeler Semerjian gallery in the Roger Memorial Library

Jake Rajs exhibition at Rogers Memorial Library'€™s Madelle Hegeler Semerjian Gallery. April 1- April 30, 2012

” Portrait of Long Island: The North Fork and the Hamptons” Exhibition By Jake Rajs Madelle Hegeler Semerjian gallery in the Roger Memorial Library 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY, Exhibition April 2- April 30.  hours 10am-9 pm Mon-Thu, Sat 10-5 , Sun 1-5 Link To Review in Hampton Arts


Easter Celebration

Cherry Blossoms, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York City, NY

  Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah! Martin […]


Still, Long Island Sound, by Jake Rajs

Still, Long Island Sound, New York, Southhold, Connecticut in distance

Still, Sunset, Cutchogue, NY, Long Island Sound, Birch Beach, 2005 When I first saw the beauty of the afterglow on the Long Island Sound I was captured. There was this abstract expressionist quality to the scene. Each minute the colors changed. This was one of those sunsets were the colors glowed and yet there was […]


Snowy Road to My Studio in Catskill Mountains, New York, picture of the day

Snow Covered Driveway, in Catskill Park, Mt Tremper, New York

This is a picture of a road to a studio that was a cabin I had in the Catskill Mountains. There were days that the only way in was to snow shoe. One had the peace to focus on creating without distractions.  This ultimately led to a book on the Hudson River.   For an […]


New York, South Fork, Quogue, wave curl

New York, South Fork, Quogue, wave curl

  Wave Curl, Quogue, NY,   I had driven about an hour to get to the beach at sunrise. It was a clear day. The waves were rolling in beautifully. I shot about 500 photos to get the perfect moment when the wave feels like a glass petal.


Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, New York, Long Island, South Fork

Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk New York, , Long Island, South Fork

Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, 2004 I was high on the bluffs on the Eastern most spot In Long Island looking out at the vast expanse of the ocean, It was late morning the sky and the ocean where this wonderful blue. The sun created these wonderful sparkles on the water. On a wall it […]


Playing volleyball, Ponquogue Beach, Hampton Bays, NY

Ponquogue Beach, Hampton Bays, New York, South Fork, Long Island

Playing volleyball, Ponquogue Beach, Hampton Bays, NY. This is a composite of 2 pictures, shot over the span of 45 minutes.  One of the volleyball players and one of the family walking with the stripped beach towels. The luminous lighting and harmony of the repetitive lines of the snow fence, blue beach towels and the […]


Sea glass, Napeague Bay, Amagansett

Seaglass, New York, Amagansett, Napeague Bay, South Fork, Long Island, High angle looking down on water, panoram

Sea glass, Napeague Bay, Amagansett, NY I walked  out on a pier over the bay the sun was high above me, I was excited by the light patterns on and through the water . 2 photos stitched together


Hudson River Sunset, Hudson Highlands, Garrison, New York

Hudson River Sunset, Hudson Highlands, Garrison, New York

Hudson River, Hudson Highlands, Garrison, NY, 1985 Archival pigment print.  I was finishing up my book on the Hudson River. I still hadn’t captured what I felt would be the cover of the book. This was my last day of shooting, I arrived at this location when the sky was still overcast cloudy, as the […]


Tear Drop Arch, Arizona, Utah, Monument Valley, Navajo Nation

Tear Drop Arch, Arizona, Utah, Monument Valley

Navajo saying- ”Beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I am on the pollen path.”


Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, NY

Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, New York

I was high on the bluffs on the Eastern most spot In Long Island looking out at the vast expanse of the ocean, It was late morning the sky and the ocean where this wonderful blue. The sun created these wonderful sparkles on the water. On a wall it feels like a window out into the […]


Heart Rocks

Heart Rocks, Long Island Sound, Long Island, New York, , North Fork

When I started exploring the shoreline of the North Fork of Long Island, I noticed that there where a lot of rocks shaped like hearts. I collected them and one day put them back in the water and photographed this scene. i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am […]


Marsh, Dawn, Quogue, New York

Marsh, Dawn, Quogue, New York, Long Island, Hamptons

When I photograph a landscape, I try to capture the miracle that there is nothing more beautiful and perfect than what is created by nature. It has a calming, soothing and inspiring influence on our spirit, reminding us to appreciate each day and celebrate the unique beauty that exists only in the moment. Jake Rajs