Apr. 14, 2019

By Way Of Introduction

It took a long time, and a lot of pushing from my wife, but I have a web site.  The page headings are self explanatory.  For questions or information, Email me at: 


A word about these images: I am not a post-processing person.  Cropping and framing is done in-camera at the time of exposure. I don't believe in altering a photograph in the computer.  Some cropping is unavoidable if camera aspect ratio is not the same as print size.  This is not an issue viewing on the web page. What you see is what I saw.

Since the photos are both film and digital, Photoshop Elements 13 is used to "dust spot" scanned negatives. There is always dust on film.   If I need software to save an image, I hit the delete key and move on.  But most deletions take place in the camera at time of exposure. I don't like what I see, hit the trash button.

There are some High Dynamic Range (HDR) images that require software to combine multiiple exposures of an image. Photo-Matix is the software used.  Routine contrast and brightness adjustment is accomplished with Picasa (from Google - and inexplicably no longer available).

My philosophy is that the picture is made in the camera.  My equipment is mirrorless and I favor prime lenses.  I do own a Sony RX-10 bridge camera with an excellent Zeiss 24-200mm f:2.8 zoom. I used a similar lens on a Sony DSC-F828 when we went to Italy eons ago and vowed I would buy another camera if that same style lens became available.  My carry around camera is a Fujifilm X-E3 with 23mm f:2 and 50mm f:1.8 primes. The Fuji handles like a Leica M2 I owned years ago, and still miss.  But it was film and so...

This site will alwys be a work in progress and will constantly change as a I add and remove images to keep it fresh.  I hope you enjoy it.  Comments or questions?  Email me at the address above. 


Please Do Not Copy... thanks