I am a 40-something Application Services Manager, husband, dog lover, and father of one that discovered the joy of photography just in time for our honeymoon to Hawaii.  I am self-taught with a focus on landscapes and wildlife visible within our national, state, and county parks.

I started photography with a Canon Digital Rebel XT, later upgraded to a Canon T4i, and then the Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 7D Mark II.  I switched entirely to Sony's full-frame mirrorless system in 2015 with the Sony a7rII and then upgraded to the Sony a7r III and Sony a9 camera bodies.  In August 2021 I switched back to Canon with the Canon EOS R5 and the following lenses:

  • Canon RF 24–105mm F4 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 1.4x Teleconverter

I use the Lee 100mm system with the following filters:

  • Lee Big Stopper (10-stop Neutral Density)
  • Lee Little Stopper (6-stop Neutral Density)
  • Lee Solar Eclipse Filter (20-stop)
  • Lee Circular Polarizer
  • Lonely Speck Sharp Star 2
  • Lonely Speck Pure Night

I use the following tripods and tripod heads:

  • Gitzo Series 3 6X GT3542XLS Overhead Tripod
  • Manfrotto 680B Monopod
  • Platypod Pro
  • Platypod Max
  • Markins Q-Ball Q20i
  • Wimberley Sidekick
  • LensMaster RH-2 Gimbal Head

I use the following lens and camera brackets/plates:

  • 3 Legged Thing Roxie L Bracket for Canon EOS R5
  • Misc. lens plates by Really Right Stuff

I use the following for astrophotography:

  • William Optics ZenithStar 81 APO
  • William Optics Flat6AIII Field Flattener
  • William Optics T Ring for Canon EOS R
  • William Optics Camera Angle Rotator
  • Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro Goto Mount
  • Thousand Oaks Optical Dew Heaters
  • William Optics UniGuide 50mm Scope
  • ZWO ASI290MM Mini Monochrome Astronomy Camera
  • ZWO ASIAir Plus
  • Canon AC-E6N AC Adapter and DC Coupler DR-E6 Kit