About

The World is beautiful, most of the time we walk by something really interesting but don’t see it because we always seem to be in a rush. By stopping for a minute in our busy lives, to listen and look around we can see a world that is in constant motion. What I am trying to do here is open your eyes to the world through my open lens. You may see things that you walk by on a daily basis but somehow missed, things that you never seen before but always wanted to, creatures you never knew existed or you may simply share my love for simple things.  But over all I hope you will enjoy my work.

Background:

 My interest with photography came to me when I was young.  Seeing pictures of my grandparents and great grandparents opened my curiosity to how a box  like that can “freeze” time. That was so interesting that I started taking shots of everything I saw in that very moment.  Yet, that didn’t go too far since film and picture developing were pricey back then. My passion for photos started in high school when my photography teacher introduced me to a whole new world of picture taking. ( Thanks Mr. D. ) That was the only subject that came naturally to me.  My mind was wondering with ideas I started applying to my work and coming up with tricks that we have not even covered in class yet.  Eventually one of my photos made the cover of a school art magazine. Fast forward a few years and I remember distinctively when I received my first point and shoot digital camera from my brother. That was a Christmas gift that put me back in the game. At that time I owned a promotional company that dealt with providing the right exposure and to promote clubs and bars.  My job was to take photos and create flyers and websites for a particular business.  But the turning point came in 2012 when I got my first DSL camera and started shooting life through a different point of view.  Wildlife became beautiful, landscape started making sense and people became more interesting. And now here I am and here is my work.

  My name is Lukas Kondraciuk and I am a freelance photographer based in NJ, USA .

Me

Contact Me Throughopenlens@gmail.com

Dedicated to my two inspirations:

grandpa  Grendfather Army pic_1

Alexander Kondraciuk & Stanisław Łuczak

Hope You enjoy my work.

512 Comments

  1. Hello 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog. I won’t even start to tell you how much I’ve learnt about birds from your photos haha

    • I was hoping my blog would do that for everyone. I am glad to see that it works. I enjoyed stopping by your blog as well. Thank you very much and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. Wow..you have a really beautiful website. Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it!

    Cheers!
    Jasmine

    • Thank you very much, but I wish I had more time to travel. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Hehe it’s ok i thought you meant something else. In that case I wish I was more poet. Thank you and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  3. Very nice photos. I wish I had the skills. I like the infographics style. Very readable bite sizes that I can remember – crow bar…

    • You are very welcome, I truly enjoyed stopping by your blog. Thank you very much for stopping by mine. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  4. Your photos are absolutely stunning! You really are a great photographer. I enjoyed looking through them with my daughter, who came by to see what I was doing. I know I will be back here often. Yes, we need to stop and enjoy the world around us. It is a joy to see it through your lens. Thank you for sharing your work! And thank you for stopping by my new blog.

    • You are very welcome I enjoyed stopping by your blog keep it up and good luck with it. Thank you very much for your warm hearted words. I am truly happy that you enjoyed my work, I appreciate that very much so. Thank you again and Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • I enjoyed visiting your post. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and checked out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  5. hey, thank you for visiting my little space in the internet and liking my post. My husband is into photography but he keeps them to himself and so I decided to share them via my blog, and I must mention that, we both have fallen in love with your blog! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad to see that you enjoy my work and looking forward to entertain you in future. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  6. You got a great thing going on here. And I agree with you about the beauty that we are missing because of the rush and that we need to stop and cherish them. Thanks for sharing your work.

  7. Wow your photos are really good i hope to open day be a photographer at least half as good as you are.

    • Thank you very much, I really appreciate you stopping by and your kind words. Your photos are amazing, keep up the good work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  8. You have an interesting website with nice photos with a joke and a interesting fact all rolled in one. Very nice and I also like your watermark. Thanks for visiting my site.

    • Thank you very much, I really appreciate your feedback, that means a lot to me. I am super glad to see that you enjoy my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Man, just looking at your pictures really inspire me to up my photography skills when I travel more in the near future.

    • You are very welcome, I really enjoyed stopping by and checking out your post. I really appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  10. Oh my gosh, I love your photography. And I love how you know what birds these different varieties are. Thanks for liking my post, because it brought me to see your beautiful pictures! Hope you are doing OK during the winter storm.

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad to see that you enjoyed my work. Your feedback means a lot to me. I did survive the winter storm thank you for your concern and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  11. Thank you for liking my post. I’m fairly new to this blogging game so it’s nice to have an experienced blogger like your stuff!!
    I was just reading out some of your “jokes” to my wife………. she has just ran out screaming 🙂

    • You are very welcome, I enjoyed checking out your post. Continue on your blog journey and keep up the good work. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work, I really appreciate that. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • You are very welcome, I really enjoyed your post. I appreciate you taking the time and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  12. Not only are your daily entries gorgeous, I am fascinated with the backdrop and the way your image slides down over it when I click on the site … where is this vista with the blue skies and stone walls? Somewhere in NJ?

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad to see that you enjoy it. The back ground photo on my page is a lighthouse that I came across in my travel in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Thank you again for taking an interest and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  13. Hello there!
    Thanks for stopping by our blog. We are newbies in the world of travel blogging and amateur photographers.
    We have so much to learn from you as your eye for that perfect angle is amazing!
    Do continue to follow our posts and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.
    Happy Travels!

  14. Love your pics and puns! Makes me smile every time 🙂
    I noticed you are from New Jersey.
    I am visiting Cape May the weekend of April 22nd. Any tips on good sunrise, sunset points, birding and dolphin/whale watching? April is too early for flower gardens and green meadows, but can I expect to see some visiting birds?

    • Thank you very much for stopping by and enjoying my work, I really appreciate that. I wish that I was able to help you with your Cape May visit, but I actually never made my way down there yet. It’s been on my to do list but never had a chance to do so. I know that they have bunch of whale, dolphin and bird watching boats that are pretty good. It a good time to go with all the birds migrating, you will come across some amazing birds. Sorry that I can be much of a help on this subject. I wish you all the luck and Happy Blogging! 🙂

      • Hey no worries. I noticed a lot of shore birds in your blog, so I thought I might as well ask you if you have any idea. Hope you get to visit Cape May soon. Thanks for letting my know anyway. Happy Blogging! Look forward to more birds on your blog 😀

  15. Wow- what a unique site. Stunning, funny, inspiring pictures, quick facts, well written. This bird lover- writing lover and new NJ resident will begin to follow!

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad to see that you enjoyed my work. I appreciate your feedback, thank you again, welcome to Jersey and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  16. Thank you for passing by on my post 🙂 I enjoyed watcing your site, the combination of the pictures , your humour and the info-facts. Felt good to read your “What I am trying to do here is open your eyes to the world through my open lens.”

    Greetings form the tiny country of Lux, if ever you are aroung once give me a sign … we have some nice spots around

    • You are very welcome I enjoyed your post a lot. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. I really enjoyed reading your feedback. I will put Lux on my list to visit, and I will definitely contact you for the nice spots to visit. Thank you again and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  17. Thanks so much for liking We had coffee at the paris of negros,I really appreciate it.
    It’s great to read about your travels and photography i find that you’re really passionate about it. I Love every pictures and ill spend time appreciating them all if i have time. Best wishes for always, safe travels!

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad to see that you enjoyed my work. Thank you again for your feedback and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  18. I wasn’t going to subscribe to another blog. But I can’t resist yours. The jokes and your overall sense of humor just captured me. Thanks for the Like on my blog so that I could find you.

  19. Thanks for popping by and taking a look at my new site. It isn’t yet REALLY ready to go so it was a great boost to have you visit. And I LOVE your posts on birds of prey. They are so amazingly outrageous!

    • You are very welcome, you are on the right track with your page, keep it up. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. I really appreciate that. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  20. Thanks for checking out my blog. Your is funny and original; it is great to be surprised and get a belly-laugh when you aren’t expecting it! Oh, and your photography is great, too : )

    • You are very welcome I enjoyed checking out your blog. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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