For those of you interested, here is information on the equipment and technology I used to take these pictures and share them with you.

Camera and lenses

When it comes to cameras and lenses, the fancy, newfangled, do-it-all for you cameras don't do much for me. I find my venerable Nikon FE-2 camera (circa 1985) gives me complete control and works just fine. I like it so much that I recently added a second, similar Nikon FE camera body to my bag.

Lenses include a 50mm Nikkor, 28mm Nikon Series E, 24-70 Vivitar Series I zoom and 70-210 Vivitar Series I zoom.


My outdoor photography is shot almost exclusively with slide film. In the early days that was mostly Kodachrome and Ektachrome, but lately I'm relied more on the Fuji professional films. In particular, on the Alaska trip in 1994 I made extensive use of Fuji Velvia film.

Digital equipment and computers

In this realm, I'm naturally a little more up to date. The images were scanned using a Nikon LS-2000 digital film scanner - a fabulous piece of equipment. With 2700 DPI and 12-bits per channel it has extraordinary resolution and the Digital ICE technology from Applied Science Fiction that Nikon incorporated into the scanner does an incredible job of removing dust and scratches from the image.

The scanner is hooked up to a Macintosh PowerBook G3/300 computer which also did duty for image editing and web production.

Software, in addition to the Nikon Scan scanner software, includes Adobe PageMill 3.0 for web production, Adobe PhotoDeluxe for image processing and Thorsten Lemke's incredible GraphicConverter, an invaluable shareware utility that I consider essential for working with digital images on a Macintosh, regardless of the format.