Photography is "painting with light". In our digital generation, the lines can sometimes be blurred between realism and creativity. Tools like Lightroom and Photoshop are indispensable but as a photographer, I think it is important to be let a viewer know if the image has been manipulated so that it is best seen as photo-art rather than an accurate image capture of the subject.
My photographic eye continues to evolve as I move beyond "shooting (with a camera) anything with a heartbeat" to looking at nature with new eyes. I seek to make images that capture a moment, a feeling, a sense of the wild in the natural world.
My gear consists of Canon bodies the EOS 7D Mark II and 70D, and lens ranging from 10mm to 500mm. I finally sold the last of the film cameras, but still have my light box and thousands of slides to sort through.
Enjoy my images of nature.
A trip of a lifetime - to my final continent of Antarctica. The scenery of the continent defies description. I can only hope that my images provide you with a sense of place. Penguins, whales, birds, and seals provided amazing photographic opportunities. The trip began and ended in Ushuaia at the tip of Argentina. Along the way I met some amazing people and made lifelong friends. Favorite places included Brown Bluff and Half Moon Island. Amazing sights during zodiac rides among the blue ice and near Danco Island.
Each year provides new opportunities to capture images of nature. While I visit some places over and over throughout the year, each time provides unique experiences some that I am fortunate enough to capture.
Every year provides new and different opportunities to photograph the common loon in northwest Wisconsin. My home base is a cabin on Lake Namekagon. I photograph loons primarily by kayak and pontoon, but on occasion, I have spotted a nest from shore. That is when my 500 mm lens comes in handy.
Enjoy my photos from Hawaii. Many trips with the Pacific Whale Foundation provided multiple opportunities for close encounters of the best kind with the acrobatic Humpback Whales
For all time, creatures have roamed the earth, swam in the waters and flew through the skies.
The world is full of remarkable places of natural beauty and the creatures that roam on the land, in the sea and in the air. Images were taken across the world during my quest to find and capture nature's magic.
© Denise Dupras