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.