In 2003, I retired after a career of nearly four decades as a computer engineer and real-time mission critical system researcher. My photographic interests include nature; wildlife (particularly birds); landscapes; macro and floral; astronomy; sports and action; and historical subjects, especially living history, cultural heritage, architecture and gardens. I'm also the moderator of the NatureScapes Mid-Atlantic Chapter forum and organizer of NatureScapes photography outings for the chapter. In addition to photography, I am interested in conservation, ecology, sustainability, cultural preservation and the natural basis of ethical and moral conduct. Before I was a photographer I was an amateur astronomer, and I often combine both avocations in an outing.
Image post processing usually consists of routine perspective, tonal and color adjustments (I do confess to liking the saturated look popularized by Velvia), and masks may be used to handle difficult contrast situations. Elements are never added to natural history images, but peripheral distractions may be cloned or masked out. Composites and image repairs are clearly identified as such. Original files are almost never cropped smaller than 3000x2000 pixels. For a more detailed description see "How We Process Images" via the link on the Articles page of our web site, Gray Fox Images