Foreword by Rick Sammon

I have just completed my latest eBook “Impressions of Bosque del Apache II”. I am just awaiting final review by Carol Carson before I announce the sale of it. Carol edited my last eBook “A Guide to Creative Filters & Effects II”. She did such a great job with it that I asked her to look over my newest creation.

This eBook has 135 pages, with 4,300 words and over 100 images. It is not intended as a how-to book but rather a visual expression of my thoughts and feelings as I photographed my way through this amazing place. I want to immerse you in what I call the “spirit of Bosque”.

Below is the Foreword written by Rick Sammon. I first met Rick several years ago while co-leading a workshop in the Camargue with him. He and I have remained friends and see each other at events from time to time. When I asked him to write the Foreword for my new eBook I was blown away by his very kind words…

When my friend Denise sent me a copy of her Impressions of Bosque del Apache II e-book, I was reminded of a story John Sexton, one of Ansel Adams’ assistants, told me: A man writes Ansel Adams a stern letter (before computers). He basically says: Dear Mister Adams, I have your books and I have your posters. You inspired me to go to Yosemite. When I got there, it did not look like that.
The message of this story: Ansel Adams used his artistic skills to create his own unique impressions of Yosemite.

Yes, some of the photographs in Denise’s book accurately, and exquisitely, picture Bosque del Apache – the way most bird photographers depict the wildlife refuge. What impressed me most, however, is her artistic approach to presenting her bird and landscape photographs – adding a sense of motion to still images, applying textures for creative and even romantic effects, and through careful composition and lens selection, transporting the reader to her unique position behind the lens.
Complimenting Denise’s photographs is her detailed text, written out of a love and passion for Bosque, for photography, for sharing and for life.

I have photographed in Bosque three times. If I did not know the author, I’d be tempted to write her an email about her wonderful e-book: Dear Ms. Ippolito . . .

Rick Sammon

Rick’s upcoming seminars for 2016

March 11 & 12 • Peoria, IL
Peoria Camera Club

April 17 • Long Island, NY • Canon EOL Event
Photographic Federation of Photographers

April 24 • Baltimore, MD
Creative Photo Society

May 6 • Beaumont, TX • Canon EOL Event
Gulf States Camera Club

May 11 • Denver, CO • Canon EOL Event
Mile High Wildlife Photo Club

May 13 • Las Vegas, NV • Canon EOL Event
Info to come

May 23 • Grass Valley CA • Canon EOL Event

May 26 • Memphis, TN • Canon EOL Event
Memphis Camera Club

June 23 • Chicago, IL • Canon EOL Event
Out of Chicago

Oct 14 and 15 • Canon EOL Event
Out of New York

November 12 • McPherson, KS • Canon EOL Event
Great Plains Nature Photographers

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8 Responses

  1. Muriel McClellan says:

    Wow, what a beautiful and accurate forward. Will look forward to this eBook as more inspiration for my next trip to Bosque.

    Thanks so much Muriel for your support and kind words, they are both very much appreciated!

  2. Bob Miller says:

    Denise….All the compliments Rick layed on you are deserved. I always look forward to seeing your unique photos myself. Congratulations! Keep them coming And I will keep looking!

    Hi Bob, Thank you kindly, I appreciate your kind words.

  3. usha peddamatham says:

    You are an inspiration indeed. Your zeal to share and teach is what motivates me to do better. Thank you for being such a wonderful human being.

    Usha, you are to kind, thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

  4. James Saxon says:

    Looking forward to seeing the book. I have been to Bosque a number of times and always look for other things to photograph. As Artie says: “It ain’t just birds.” (Think I got that correct.)

    Hi James, I am always trying to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone. Bosque is the perfect place!

  5. Rich Doerr says:

    While I’m not a birder, I’ll be sharing this with many who are. As always, your creative eye and depth of post processing knowledge create beautiful images.

    Thank you kindly Rich.

  6. Michael Zajac says:

    Congratulations can’t wait for the book.

    Thanks Mike, your support means a lot!

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