Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s the deal with “Outside My Window”

The majority of images on this site were 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’s the difference between the posts labeled “Outside My Window” and other image posts here?

A: While almost all the images posted here of wildlife were taken at our home, 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.

Q:  What camera do you use?

A: 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?

A: 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.

I actually don’t edit images often.  Sometimes I crop and sometimes I push or pull the exposure, but that’s about it. I’m not one to sit and labor over an image.

Q: Why don’t you have a privacy policy?

I do.