PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID FOSTER

 
 

My family likes to joke that they can hardly remember a time when a camera wasn’t attached to me. When I reached grad school (Biomolecular Chemistry at UW-Madison), my limited time out of the laboratory was spent developing this interest - both in the field and the university’s darkrooms. I followed the typical progression of many photographers back then in the 70’s, by first gaining experience with black and white film and then transitioning to color slide films like Kodachrome.


When digital photography arrived a decade ago I was definitely intrigued, as it promised to someday permit the enhancement of color imagery with the same ‘ease’ that darkroom techniques provided for black and white negatives. Like Ansel Adams, I believe that a photograph isn’t the final product, but just an essential first step to produce a final image that conveys the scene either as I experienced it or the way I want to express it (and optimally both). This often doesn’t involve radical changes to a photo - indeed, the alterations I make are typically subtle. I strive to never create something that wasn’t really there in the first place! Continuous improvements in technology have finally enabled digital photography to surpass film in almost every respect.


This site is still very much under development; my intention is to make it a portal enabling you to view the very best of the many and varied wonders of nature that my camera has captured over the last 3 decades. Once I incorporate the appropriate modules, you will soon be able to purchase prints should you want them for your permanent enjoyment. Regardless, I hope you enjoy browsing through these images as much as I enjoyed taking them.

PRESENTING THE SPLENDID WONDERS OF NATURE -

LIVING IN NEW ENGLAND HAS HELPED ME COMPILE AN EXTENSIVE PORTFOLIO OF AUTUMN BEAUTY.  BUT OVER THE LAST THIRTY YEARS, I’VE CAPTURED MANY OTHER WONDERS OF NATURE FROM LOCATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD.


PLEASE VISIT MY GALLERY OF PHOTOS BY CLICKING ‘MY ALBUMS’ AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.