Equipment Used
My main shooting armament is a Nikon F100 35mm camera with a Nikon AF ED 24-120mm VR lens. This combination of lens and camera affords me the optimum melding of features and capabilities suited for my passion of landscape photography.

For the occasional long shot, I use the very impressive Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8 lens coupled with a Tamron 2x tele-converter.

For those pesky tricky lighting situations, I carry along a Sekonic L-508 Zoom Master light meter to make sure I get the right exposure for the right part of the scene being taken.

I aditionally carry along a digital Canon G5. This 5 mega-pixel camera, which I always shoot in raw mode for the best possible picture, is quite capable of taking pictures enlargeable up to 16x20 inches. With 3 batteries and a 1 Gigabyte Micro Drive, it is always available in the field.

My shooting style is to use both cameras, both to complement and "back" up each other. The digital camera gives me the instant gratification we all crave while allowing me to post pictures to my Traveling website when I'm on the road. The film camera gives me the quality of picture that I demand in my work while still being easy and convenient to transport and use in my explorations.

At home I scan the processed film (almost exclusively Fuji Velvia, ISO 50 & 100, professional slide film) with a Nikon 4000ED film scanner. This scanner is capable of 4000 dpi scans at 14 bits, resulting in exceptionally sharp, detailed scans containing about as much information as the film has to offer.

Once the film is scanned, or the digital pictures downloaded from the G5, I do further processing of the pictures, including sorting, selecting, fixing, correcting, touching up, and assembling, with a set of software tools that includes Breeze Browser, Photoshop, ACD Power Pack, and Panavue Image Stitcher. These are all run on my self-built Windows XP Professional workstation computer with dual 3.06 Gb Xenon processors, 4 Gb of memory, dual DVD burners, and 1.5 terabytes of hard drive storage! This machine enables me to quickly go through and post-process the many, many pictures that always result from a trip (I have also assembled an armada of 3 other machines - with an additional 1.5 terabytes of storage - to aid in my photographic workflow.)

And finally, once everything has been done and it's time to print, I do so on a 24" wide-format Epson Ultrachrome Ink 7600 printer. With the proper papers, this printer produces fine art and museum quality prints that can last up to 200 years.

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