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Pat Di Fruscia


Free Member, St-Lazare
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About me

I spent most of my childhood years away from the city, having been raised mostly in the Canadian countryside. From the time of my birth in 1970, my experiences in nature was to become a large influence in affecting my ultimate passion for the beauties of the natural world.

My love for the arts has grown throughout the years, and I attribute my devotion to interpreting nature in an artistic manner to my parents’ participation in the arts. My father, Joseph, was a professional photographer during a period in his life and my mother, Michele, was gifted with artistic talents such as drawing, painting, and decorating. Her fine eye for details was an big influence on my perception of nature.

I was already drawing at an early age; as a teenager, I focused my creative side towards music and the piano.

In August of 2000, my employer tasked me with learning to take images of the company’s products in order to save money from hiring professional photographers. At the time, I thought inwardly that this was a rather absurd request, but decided that photography could be a possible extension of my own artistic eye.

As I started reading everything I could get my hands on about photography, I realized that this was an art form that would enable me to express my inner feelings about the world around me. The job task soon became an insatiable desire to record the beauty of nature. The camera soon became the perfect medium to express my feelings.

I then started searching for a style and it was not long before I was producing images of everything around me, and attending several short classes on photography. The crux of my search was found while visiting the magnificent Gaspe’ Peninsula. On a warm Fall morning I approached the summit of Mont Ernest LaForce and discovered the breathtaking views spread out before me. At that point I knew this was it! Nature was calling my name loud and clear. This was a magical memory that I will remember forever. The art of photography had now turned to a true passion.

I have set my goals to always improve my craft. My quest to become a better photographer will never cease. I personally thinks that the learning curve is endless, and I have only myself to criticize when I feel I am not living up to my artistic endeavors. I am constantly searching for those rare magical moments when the Perfect Light embraces nature in all its glory.

Rest assured – this is only the beginning of a long and dedicated quest to capture the immortality of nature.

Equipment

- Canon 5D
- Canon 20D
- Canon EFS 10-22 USM
- Canon 24-70L F2.8
- Canon 100-400L IS

- Minolta Maxxum 7 with Vertical Grip VC-7
- Minolta 24-105 F3.5-4.5
- Sigma EX 105mm Macro F2.8
- Sigma EX 50-500 F5.6-6.7
- Minolta Data-Saver DS-100

- Lee Filters
- 105mm Heliopan Polarizer
- Manfrotto Tripod #190CLB
- Manfrotto JoyStick Head #222
- Manfrotto #486 Head
- Sekonic L-608 Lightmeter
- Lowepro Photo Trekker AW II
- CanonScan FS4000US
- Epson Photo 2200
- Mac G4

Comments 24

  • Costantinos Milonas 07/20/2006 13:12

    Hi Pat,
    Your Photos Is Absolutely Perfect.

  • Kerstin Enderlein 07/04/2006 8:45

    outstanding pictures - you show .. i am really happy I have found you on that kind of platform. Thank you for showing the wonderful sides of nature/ landscape. I´am as well fascinated by floating water and its beauty.
    warm regards,
    Kerstin
  • Radim Spitzer 06/19/2006 2:09

    ~The evening Botany Bay~
    ~The evening Botany Bay~
    Radim Spitzer


    Thanks man! I was so surprised when I have seen your comment under my last shot. :)
    I really do appreciate it! Your style, work with lightning , "time killing" and quality of your photos really inspires me.
    Thanks again.
    You just made my day special. :)
    Cheers, RAdim.
  • Kerstin Langenberger 05/01/2006 14:59

    What do I see? DiFruscia in fotocommunty? Great! :)
    Your pictures are an inspiration for every landscape photographer! Keep on the good work!
    Kerstin
  • Jeff Burgess 03/24/2006 0:48

    striking work. Much talent there.....keep it coming. You're almost ready for your own table top book on nature.
  • Frank Cecconi 03/07/2006 7:25

    You and you're team are an inspiration, Pat;-) By all means please keep those pics coming ....... ! Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
  • K.L. Short 02/18/2006 20:16

    I love your photo's they almost don't look real then you closer and they are real thank you for shareing them. they wonderful
  • Elaine Liebenbaum 01/26/2006 16:05

    I too enjoyed reading your profile. You seem like a very interesting and creative person. Keep up the great work
    elaine
  • Valfoto 01/25/2006 17:42

    I like very much your work
    Regards, Manuel
  • Awadh Al Hamzani 01/23/2006 8:37

    Hi..

    Nice to see you here. you have an amazing photos ..

    yours,
    Awadh Alhamzani
  • Alexandra Harizanova 01/21/2006 23:35

    Hi,
    your photos are impressive!
    regards...Alexandra
  • Rosana Ziemba 01/21/2006 14:35

    First I saw your work on timecatcher.com. Then your homepage went in my bookmarks. Now I can tell you personal: I love your photos.
    Greetings from Romania,
    Rosana
  • Victor Servián 01/20/2006 14:50

    Tienes unas fotos increibles.Espero ver muchas de ellas. Saludos.
  • Daniela Damgova 01/20/2006 1:14

    Hi Pat!
    Extraordinary photos!Real magic!
    Good luck:)
  • Senem Tug 01/18/2006 15:11

    Welcome to the FC...
    I think each of your photo is like a musical piece...
    I like your style so much, so please, keep uploading...
    Looking forward to "hearing" more of your "music" :)
    greetings,
    Senem

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