FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What’s the difference between the posts labeled “Outside My Window” and other image posts here?

A: While all the images posted here of wildlife were taken at our home (this doesn’t include the labeled image galleries) sometimes I take my camera out of the office and take pictures of other areas of Purgatory.  Since the ranch is 13.6 acres we have quite a varied landscape.  Those images labeled “Outside My Window” were actually taken through the windows of my office.

Here’s a panorama of my office:  the entire north wall is comprised of windows.
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Q:  What camera do you use?

A: A Canon Mark II Canon Mark IV 5D with a 100-400 Zoom.  The pic is of my old body as I haven’t had time to update it.

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Q: What editing software do you use?

A: I use Aperture.  I use CaptureOne from PhaseOne.

I hate the subscription based model that Adobe has moved to and I consider it evil. I used Aperture for over 12 years–three of which were after Apple had stopped  further development, but then when I got my new camera body in early 2017, Aperture wouldn’t process the RAW files. While I moved my mobile device images over to Photos, I jumped to over CaptureOne to manage my other image libraries.  As an added bonus CaptureOne automagically imported my Aperture libraries and thus preserved ratings and non-destructive edits.

 I actually don’t edit images often.  Sometimes I crop one and sometimes I remove a splotch of sky that the imperfection in my lense has caused. (And yes, it’s an imperfection as the sucker has been serviced twice.)