American Bittern, denise ippolito

Viera Wetlands

I recently went to Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands aka Viera Wetlands on the east coast of Florida. I wanted to go there since I heard there was a Peregrine Falcon hanging around the place. Viera is a water treatment facility and has a road that winds around the property so you can easily see things …

Florida Everglades

The Eye of the Beholder

Each of these images were created in the Florida Everglades on Anhinga Trail during my recently concluded Everglades workshop. Anhinga Trail is one of the best paces to photograph Double-crested Cormorant. You can get up close and personal with many of the cormorants as they stand on the railings that run alongside of the trail. …

Everglades

High-Key Gator

The above image was captured at Anhinga Trail in the Florida Everglades. It is straight out of camera with a slight crop and some tonal adjustments to the gator. I loved seeing the way the part of the gator that was under water looked (click on the image to see the larger/sharper version). The top …

Everglades

High-key Reflection

This is an abstract shot of branches and leaves reflected in the water at Anhinga Trail.This reminded me of sea glass. The water was moving and that is what created the blurred/ripple effect. For those of you that attended my Coastal Camera Club Photoshop session in DE, I used the High-key filter that I shared …

Pennhurst Asylum Workshop

Pennhurst Asylum Workshop Announced!

Join me for my 6th workshop at Pennhurst Asylum on Saturday April 25th, 2015. We will photograph inside the Mayflower Building, which is the main building for photography for most of the day before walking over to the Devon building to photograph in the basement! We will also spend some time photographing the grounds and …

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Spoonbill Impression

The original image was photographed at St. Augustine’s Alligator Farm in Florida. The flow of the feathers attracted my eye and I went in tight for a close-up.  The original had interest but something was missing. I liked the soft feel that the Topaz Impressions “Charcoal I’ filter preset added to the feathers. Inside of …

Snowy-Owl,denise ippolito

San Diego Natural History Museum Exhibit

San Diego Natural History Museum Program & The Birds of the World Exhibit On Saturday morning, February 7, 2015 Arthur Morris will be presenting “A Bird Photographer’s Story” at the San Diego Natural History Museum to kick off the Birds of the World photographic exhibit that will feature the images of about a dozen top …

Torres-Del-Paine

Torres del Paine 2016 Photo Tour Announced!

 Torres del Paine with Denise Ippolito/A Creative Adventure ~ March 30 – April 7 2016, 8 nights/ $6,420.00-All Inclusive, double occupancy Join me for my third visit to Torres del Paine and my second photo tour at this location. I say photo tour as this trip will not be based on photography basics and formal …

Torres del Paine, denise ippolito

Wildflower, Torres del Paine

  Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography For the very top image I created my own texture overlay from the original image and then used it to soften the background. Folks attending my Creative Filters & Effects workshop at the Coastal Camera Club in Lewes DE will see me demonstrate this technique for the first time. …

Flight Patterns

Abstract

From Bosque del Apache, NM in November. I am calling this one “Flight Patterns”. I love the black and white lines and how they intermingle. Please click on the image to see the larger, sharper version. The smaller version looks slightly out of focus, but it”s not. I hope you like it as much as …

Snow Monkeys denise ippolito

The Original Snow Monkey Image

The other day I published a Snow Monkey image from last year’s trip to Japan. I had applied some Topaz Glow to it. Yes, it was a bit over the top but it was meant to be. Anyway, after loads of emails asking for the original image. I finally had a free minute and wanted …

Denise Ippolito, Topaz Glow

Another Try at Topaz Glow

I have been playing around with Topaz Glow and have come to some conclusions. It seems to be a bit over the top. No surprise there -huh? Anyway I think with some pre-filter tweaking and some post-work in Photoshop it can work just fine. I actually think with a little practice I may even get …

Bosque 2015

Bosque del Apache 2015 Workshop Announced!

* Above Image © Denise Ippolito Bosque del Apache 2015 BIRDS AS ART/A Creative Adventure Instructional Photo-Tour (IPT). 3-FULL DAY IPT: NOV 22-24, 2015. $1149. Meet and greet and introductory slide program after dinner on your own at 7:00pm on SAT NOV 21. Tens of thousands of Snow Geese, 10,000 Sandhill Cranes, ducks, amazing sunrises, …

Nature's Best Highly Honored image

A Happy New Year!

As I start my journey into 2015 I can’t help but reflect on the previous year. All of my hopes and dreams for last year were realized, at least I thought. Just before the year ended at around 7:00pm last night, I received an email announcing the 2014 Windland Smith Rice Nature’s Best Award winners. …

Torres-Del-Paine

Topaz Glow

Coot with Topaz Glow Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography I finally had a chance to look over Topaz’s new electrifying software “Glow”. I have to say that it does compare to Fractalius. I have all of my presets in Fractalius so for me it is much easier to use. However, the interface in Glow is …