Image Capture

The shots at this site are both film and digital, although every image made after 2002 is digital. 

 I use a Nikon D850 using (mostly) a Nikkor 28-300mm 3.5 -5.6 AF lens.   I also use a Nikon D3, often with a wide-angle Sigma 12-24mm Art lens. 

My tripod is a Gitzo GT2531 with a Magic Ball head.

Since 2008 I’ve exclusively shot in the Nikon NEF (raw) format.  Earlier images were made in JPEG fine (L) mode.

Many landscape shots employ a B+W polarizer where appropriate, and occasionally, an enhancing filter or 2- stop or 3-stop Singh-Ray neutral density filters. For moving water I often use a Tiffen variable neutral density filter.

My film shots made before 2002 were with a Nikon N90 and Fuji Velvia film (ISO 50).  Film-to-high resolution digital images were made with a Nikon LS2000 film scanner.

Image Post-Processing

LRAll images are uploaded and organized with initial processing in Adobe LightRoom CC Classic (currently version 9.3)  I then process many images in ON-1 Photo Raw 2020 as well as Photoshop CC 2020 as well.

I am also shooting many images for High Dynamic Range. To do this I shoot 3 or 5 images over a range of -2.0 to +2.0 f-stops in 1 f-stop increments. I use Aurora HDR 2019 to process the shots into a single HDR image. My goal with HDR is to remain faithful to the image as I saw it in nature and not to artificially amplify it or add a “grunge” look.

I’m able to make prints up to 13″x 19″ on an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 featuring nine archival ink cartridges, printed on Epson or Moab Premium Glossy photo paper. 

If you’re interested in a print of any image at this site, just  contact me.


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