This is a personal site of Stega. Originally the site used was Purgatory.org but in the summer of 2015 that domain was donated for use for our new home, Purgatory Auto Works and Dinosaur Farm.
A coyote and a friend inspired me to share what I see when just sitting at my computer and I post the better shots over at what was to be my blog and photo site, stega.org. That site now hosts several thousand images that were all taken while sitting here in my office. Adding in other images from travels seemed like the wrong thing to do, and since I have had this domain for years and never used it, I decided to create a new home for some of the images I’ve captured over the years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What camera do you use?
As of 2020 I shoot with a Canon Mark IV 5D and a variety of lenses.
Older images were shot with a Canon Mark II 5D, a Canon EOS D30, a Canon ESO 30D, and even a Canon Power Shot A20.
Q: What editing software do you use?
I use CaptureOne from PhaseOne.
I hate the subscription based model that Adobe has moved to and I consider it evil. I used Aperture for over 12 years–three of which were after Apple had stopped further development, but then when I got my new camera body in early 2017, Aperture wouldn’t process the RAW files. While I moved my mobile device images over to Photos, I jumped over to CaptureOne to manage my other image libraries. As an added bonus CaptureOne automagically imported my Aperture libraries and thus preserved ratings and non-destructive edits. This helped immensely when I finally started putting together this website.
I aI actually don’t edit images often. Sometimes I crop and sometimes I push or pull the exposure, but that’s about it. I’m not one to sit and labor over an image.