August 5 to September 12, 2020
The story behind David’s current exhibit
David’s most memorable photography trip took place in January 2006. It was a 3 week cruise aboard a converted Russian research ship, the Professor Multinovsky. The 42 passenger vessel circumnavigated 4000 nautical miles around the Scotia Sea. The expedition sailed from Ushuaia, Argentina, and made stops in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, and the South Shetland Islands, before cruising down the Antarctic Archipelago.
While the physical geography, with multiple glaciers and hundreds of icebergs, was simply amazing, it was the large variety and numbers of wildlife that were the highlight of the trip for David. Some of the penguin colonies on South Georgia, contained more than 300,000 pairs of birds!
The photographic fine art on display, plus other pieces available, represent the most memorable moments out of the 5000 images that David took, during his trip of a lifetime.
In addition to the fine art prints on display, David has personally produced 10 audio visual (AV) shows from the best 400 images from the same trip to Antarctica. Those AV shows have been used for several well received public fund raising events in eastern Canada.
David has been an amateur photographer for more than 40 years. His interests range from wildlife to sports to architecture to portrait/human figure. He sells his work when requested but hasn’t quit his day job just yet.
He has won several awards in the Canadian Geographic Photo Contest, as well as an award in the Canadian Association of Photographic Art [CAPA] AV Show Competition. His pictures have been published in Remax Realtor Magazine, Canadian Camera (CAPA), and Canadian Geographic (The Best of Canadian Wildlife).
David has had solo exhibits on The People of Havana at the National Press Club in Ottawa, and Journey to Antarctica, at the RA Centre, also in Ottawa. He has also contributed to a juried exhibit, Prince Edward Island, in Nepean City Hall.
He is an Ontario Council of Camera Clubs’ trained judge for photography competitions. As well, he is an active member in several camera clubs, providing leadership in the Image Critique.
David’s professional background in limnology, marine biology, and scuba diving have made his photography workshops into Algonquin Park and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, all the more meaningful for wildlife photographers.
David’s other memorable Canadian photo destinations have included Pacific Rim NP Reserve, the Khutzeymahteen Grizzly Bear Reserve, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Haida Gwaii, (BC), as well as Kluane NP (Yukon), Algonquin Provincial Park and Phillip Edward Island (Ontario), and Gros Morne NP (Nfld & Labrador).
Much of David’s nature photography can be seen through his website www.lightrenderings.com
David is currently based in Sidney, and continues to offer photo workshops to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.