From the Photographer:
The images I've selected are some of my favorite from over a 20 year period, spanning my days in 35mm slide photography to my recent (2007) foray into digital SLRs.
All 35mm color slides have been professionally scanned (by Larsen Digital Services) into a digital format and have been taken through a careful digital post-processing workflow to get the images into a state that resembled the original 35mm slide color and quality.
For my digital SLR images, I am also very careful in my post-processing workflow to not alter or over-enhance colors and textures. My intent is to deliver images as I remembered them when I clicked the shutter. The images in this book are my interpretation of our natural world. By nature of the digital capture process, some amount of post-processing is needed to get the image to the desired end state.
Every image in this book has a unique story behind them, and sometimes the challenges in capturing the images are more interesting than the images themselves! I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do.
- Paul Veilleux
Paul Veilleux (www.pveilleuxnaturephoto.com) is an avid serious amateur photographer, specializing in fine art nature, landscape and wildlife photography throughout California and other photographic rich locations. Paul has been a photographer for over 20 years and continues to create images that are highly artistic and representative of our natural world. His photographic style blends the composition of natural “magic” light with the beautiful shapes, textures and colors that nature has to offer.