This is a personal site of Stega.
Originally my personal website was Purgatory.org, but in the summer of 2015 that domain became the blog site for our home, Purgatory Auto Works and Dinosaur Farm. Then when this site grew and grew into its current form, I started yet another site over at Networkgirl.org for my other photography endeavors and a small blog.
About this site: a visiting coyote and a friend inspired me to share what I see when just sitting at my computer and I post the better shots here. In the last five years almost 4000 images have been published. (New image posts usually go live at 7am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm PST.)
Until August 2018 I was able to republish posts directly to my Facebook profile, but due to changes on the FB end, there is now a separate FB page for the content.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Q: Where are most of these images taken?
The majority of images on this site are taken while sitting at my desk in my office. Here’s a panorama of my office: the entire north wall is comprised of windows.
Q: What camera do you use?
Originally I was shooting with a Canon Mark III 5D, but in 2017 I upgraded to a Canon Mark IV 5D. My primary lens was 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS I, but in 2019 I upgraded to the II. The pic below is of my old body and lens. The current setup looks almost identical.
Q: What editing software do you use?
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 over to 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.
Q: Can I purchase a print of a particular image?
My goal is not to make money from this or any of my other sites, as I just like publishing and sharing my photos Plus, it would be a huge amount of work to setup a shopping cart and port the entire growing catalog of images on this site into some sort of store front, so this is how you can get an official print of any one of the images posted to this site:
- Send me an email (stega @ stega dot org) with the URL of the post(s) containing the image(s) you would like a printed copy of — you can chose up to three images. Be sure to include your shipping address and size preference: either standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ or 13″ x 19″.
- Once I confirm I can print it/them, you can PayPal me $20 to cover the cost of the supplies, the mailing tube (for large prints)/sturdy cardboard envelope and Priority Mail postage. International shipping will vary and I’ll let you know how much extra that would be.
- Then you wait for me to print and send it: which depending on my schedule could be as much as a 5-7 days.
- Once it arrives you can hang it your fridge, put it in a frame or place it on a wall and throw darts at it. Totally up to you.