The Awakening – Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

Just came back from Banff, Alberta..Definitely needed to jump back into action. I have been away for far too long but really needed the time off to reevaluate everything in my life. I have been thru a lot in the past year and I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank Milton Sanderson for always believing in me no matter what. I also would like to thank everyone that has been sending me private messages and emails for the past year..your concerns and encouragements kept the flame alive at all times and they really meant the world to me. Sometimes the absence of light is a necessary thing in order to come back stronger and really appreciate things you took for granted..So for now, let’s just say that I had “The Artist’s Block”.. Makes me feel better about myself. 

Back to the Picture: I know that Moraine lake is an iconic place that has been shot over and over again but I sincerely don’t think you can visit this area without trying to capture it. Being in front of such beauty felt like someone just injected a mega dose of adrenaline in my veins..The name I gave it has several meaning..”The Awakening” can mean “The Dawn of A New Day” but for me it truly means being awakened from being in a Walking Dead state back into life!!! Glad to be back!
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Cari Caudet - March 2, 2014 - 11:07 pm

Ma gusta la foto hes preciosa

Rachel Cohen - July 11, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Breathtaking!! :)

Di Fruscia Photography at Stranger in the Night 8

Terribly Sorry for not being active lately, I promise to be back full force in September. I was busy with various projects and home renovations. One of these great project is, me getting involve with Stranger in the Night 8, A Great Charity

 event taking place this weekend. I will be donating one of my fine art frame for auction for the Starlight Children’s Foundation: Most of us are physically healthy and able to enjoy and participate in many activities like sporting and cultural events, parties and family gatherings. Now imagine how different those experiences might be if you were challenged with a serious illness. You might be confined to a hospital bed, separated from friends and family. You might be slowed by crutches or a wheelchair. You might spend lonely nights with little to take your mind off the pain.

Starlight Children’s Foundation tries to take away some of that pain. Since 1989, Starlight Children’s Foundation has enhanced the lives of countless children and their families across Canada. By granting wishes, providing state-of-the-art Fun Centers for audiovisual entertainment in pediatric hospitals, as well as the Hospital Happenings program offering great parties, shows, activity kits and crafts to young patients, and the Great Escapes program inviting children and their families to unique monthly outings, over 21,000 children now benefit from the Foundation’s services in Canada each month, with over 5,000 in Quebec. Services are provided for children with serious, chronic or life threatening illnesses, aged 4 – 18 years. The Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada has chapters in Montreal and Toronto, as well as expansion committees in Vancouver and Ottawa. The Starlight international headquarters are located in Los Angeles. Stephen Spielberg is President Emeritus of Starlight Children’s Foundation. With Starlight chapters worldwide, in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Canada, we brighten the lives of over 85,000 sick children every month.

If you happen to be at the event drop by my small gallery, It would be great to met you.:)If you are interested to know more about the event, follow this link http://strangersinthenight.ca/index.html
Nick Beaudoin - August 29, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Tu es mon dieu! quel talent.

Di Fruscia Photography New Marketing Ad

Here is my new bilingual ad that will be displayed in various places and businesses located in the province of Quebec, Canada. Pretty Happy with the outcome.
What do you think?

Jack V Johnson - August 1, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Looks terrific, Pat! I hope it brings lots of print sales your way!

Patrick Di Fruscia - August 2, 2012 - 12:10 am

Thanks so much Jack. Very nice of you my friend ;)

Patricia Davidson Photography - August 2, 2012 - 12:24 am

This is really beautifully designed! Hope it brings you lots of orders!

Liette Bourassa - August 2, 2012 - 12:28 am

J’adore ton royaume, tranquilité et sérénité! Merci…

Colleen Stormer - August 2, 2012 - 8:25 pm

Saweet!

Mark MUphotographic Upfield - September 4, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Great work pat, hope this works out for you

Ian Aherne - September 4, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Pat friend. Haha

Leszek Prasnowski - October 16, 2012 - 4:25 pm

congratulates the passion and beautiful pictures…

Martine Dugas Gingerich - February 23, 2013 - 4:08 pm

The wolrd is wonderfully captured within each of your pictures. Coming from the Quebec province, I really can appreciate how your brought forth the beauty and majesty of ”Le Rocher Percé”. Could you comment on some of the techniques & tools you used to get the right amount of light in both the foreground and background of your pictures? Do you use any flash at all? What is your typical aperture for landscapes such as the Perce Rock where you are that far from the main focal point? How much do you compensate with ISO and shutter speet? Thank you so much for your imput. I am an amateur photographer, now located in Toronto. Do you give workshops?

Mike Putnam Photography - August 10, 2013 - 9:11 pm

The ad is beautiful. It should serve you well. Best of luck and great work.

Land of the Forgiven – Gjógv, Faroe Islands

Another shot taken from my recent trip in the beautiful Faroe Islands. One thing that one must learn when visiting such a place, is to be able to adapt quickly to the ever changing weather conditions. There is a saying that both icelandic and Faroese people have adopted and it goes like this….” If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it will change” having visited both countries I can honest say that there is definite truth to that saying. Here I had to adapt to windy and rainy conditions in order to capture this shot. Constantly having to wipe raindrops from my lens and large filters while making sure my light Gitzo tripod wouldn’t tip over because of the strong winds made capturing this shot very challenging. I have several shot that I had to get rid of because of that but very happy to have managed to capture this one.

Tech Spec: Canon 5D MK II, Nikon 14-24 F2.8, F18, 3sec, LEE SW150 Filter Holder, 0.9 (3 Stop) Soft ND Grad, Cavision 6×6 Linear Glass Polarizer and a lot of patience.

Bob Jette - July 6, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Keep them coming Patrick, I travel the world through your photography……They’re all so real and inviting, makes me realize that this old planet of ours has a lot of beauty left. Thank you!

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 7, 2012 - 4:32 am

Thanks so much Bob for your wonderful comment and constant support. This truly means a lot to me

Jerry Brittingham - July 9, 2012 - 1:55 pm

I love your gift of sight and creative appreciation. You are very gifted, I’m sure you know that, but I pray you never get tired of people appreciating your “eye tough” of life’s beauty.

Mike Hinshaw - July 9, 2012 - 3:21 pm

You have an amazing talent young man. I subscribed via Google+ and Facebook, but cannot locate an avenue to receive email notifications. I am not the most advanced wizrd in tecnology so can you let me know if this function exists. Thank you for sharing your photography!

Mike Hinshaw - July 9, 2012 - 3:22 pm

You have an amazing talent young man. I subscribed via Google+ and Facebook, but cannot locate an avenue to receive email notifications. I am not the most advanced wizard in technology so can you let me know if this function exists. Thank you for sharing your photography!

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 9, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Thank you so much Jerry for your comment, people appreciating my work and taking the time to write me beautiful messages like you did is literally fuel for my passion. Like all artists there is time of doubts but you keep me in line and focused. I will always be grateful :)

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 9, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Hi Mike, thank you very much for your comment, really means a lot. You know what, you just made me realize that I don’t have my RSS (email notification) set up anywhere. Will work on that today and let you know as soon It’s done. Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention.

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 9, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Hi Mike..Done..Check on the top menu you will see where to subscribe by email http://natureismykingdom.com/ Please note you will be redirected to a page to enter the code provided in order to eliminate spam, then confirm your subscription by clicking on the link provided in an email and you are all set :) Let em know if you are having troubles with any of this..Pretty straight forward :) Have a great day!!

Mike Hinshaw - July 10, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Patrick. I did the email thing. Hopefully you will get more “followers” with this addition. Just keep sharing your great photography!!!

Frederick H Claflin - July 11, 2012 - 12:28 am

Nice image Patrick….I thought it interesting that you used a Cavision 6×6 Linear Glass Polarizer. I have used it for large format but not digital, maybe because of the bubble in front of your Nikon wide angle. My digital is also the 5D MK II and between you and Adamus I am leaning to get that 14-24, looks like it has a huge sweet spot.

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 11, 2012 - 3:15 am

Hi Fred, You will love it..and yes that is why I used the Cavision 6×6 , only polarizer that I found that would work with the 14-24

Cindy Aasland - July 16, 2012 - 2:59 am

I really like this beautiful picture. It feels like I am there!

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 16, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Thank you very much Cindy :)

Ric Samanion - July 17, 2012 - 2:37 pm

do you have a tutorial video on your amazing works? thanks

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 20, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Hi Ric
I do not currently have tutorial videos but I do offer One on One Skype consultations if interested . You can read more about them here: http://natureismykingdom.com/workshops/

Lene Kristin Grebstad - July 25, 2012 - 10:27 am

A beautiful picture! I really like your photographing :D I like to photograph the nature and architecture, but I’m not half as good as you are. I hope that one day I will be so great like you :) you are one of the photographers that inspire me! Keep up the good work.

Patrick Di Fruscia - August 1, 2012 - 4:06 am

Thank you Lene, I am sure you will attain your goal in no time..Just keep working hard at it..If you are passionate, it will happen ;)

Michael J. Flaherty - September 19, 2012 - 8:42 pm

Awesome image & I really like the way it’s framed on your page. I’m impressed not only by your photography but by how beautiful your site is. Really wish I could afford that 14-24; it’s been on my wish list for quite some time.

Anonymous - October 12, 2012 - 11:20 am

Awesome! Thanks for sharing your amazing photos with us… A technical question: why have u used a Linear Polarizer instead of a circular one?

Patrick Di Fruscia - January 17, 2013 - 4:19 am

Pretty simple, Because I couldn’t find a circular polarizer that would fit on the Nikon 14-24 Lens ;)

Stefaan Van der Donck - April 12, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Superb shot, the Faroe Islands looks like a wonderfull place for photography, thanks for sharing Patrick!

Pocketful of Dream – Vágar, Faroe Islands

This is my first release from my recent trip to the beautiful Faroe Islands. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 and is 113 km long and 75 km wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead. I highly recommend this incredible location to all photographers and nature lovers..The weather constantly changes and creates some pretty amazing light perfect to capture dramatic images like this one. Again, I would like to say a big thank you to Súsanna Sørensen from the Faroe tourist board for making this trip a very pleasant one. Do not hesitate to contact http://www.visitfaroeislands.com/ for any information your may need about the islands. They have been more than helpful in providing me with all the information I needed.

Title: Pocketful of Dreams
Location: Vagar, Faroe Islands
Tech Spech: Canon 5D MK II, Nikon 14-24, 2.5 Sec, F16, 0.6 (2 Stop) ND Grad, Cavision 6×6 Glass Linear Polarizer.

EPIC Photography - July 3, 2012 - 5:00 am

Beautiful! Always love your photos!

Petra Hipperling - July 3, 2012 - 9:16 am

I adore your work Patrick………. you are a great inspiration for other photographers!

Beatriz Graça - July 3, 2012 - 10:48 am

Thank you… the world needs persons like you!

Michele Boivin - July 3, 2012 - 10:54 am

Love the light and dark side and what seems to be salt deposit around the pocket of water! Beautiful!

Sheila Backfisch Reeves - July 3, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Wow! That is breathtakingly beautiful!

John Wilkinson - July 3, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Wonderful as always. I love the quality of the light on the distant island. That really brings it all together for me.

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 3, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Thanks a lot John :)

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 3, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Thank you very much Sheila :)

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 3, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Thanks Beatriz, That means a lot to me :)

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 3, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate this :)

Patrick Di Fruscia - July 3, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Thank you Petra for your constant support, truly means a lot :)

Marcell Puzsar Photography - July 25, 2012 - 7:04 am

Hey Patrick, I am from San Francisco and following a similar call what you have inside you. Thank you for the amazing motivation you provide via your powerful images!

Michael J. Flaherty - July 28, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Pretty darn awesome shot! The obvious question: did you do a soak?

Michael J. Flaherty - July 28, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Hey by the way, I really love the design of this site, especially your background. Love to do one like this one day when I can either afford to pay someone or learn the code myself.

Patrick Di Fruscia - August 1, 2012 - 4:08 am

Thanks Michael, I did the layout myself starting with a template i bought and tweaked it to fit the look of my website. About the soak…no I didn’t, Was a bit took cold ;)

Patrick Di Fruscia - August 1, 2012 - 4:08 am

Hi Marcell, Thanks you very much for your great message, wishing you all the best in your future endeavours :)

Stefaan Van der Donck - January 19, 2013 - 6:00 am

What an epic picture!

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