VIRTUAL IMAGE can have several meanings:

  • an image of an object seen in a mirror – a reflection of reality
  • the image of a scene in one's mind
  • the latent image produced by light focused on a piece of film
  • a digital image stored on a computer chip

When subject, composition, lighting, and technique come together in a pleasing way they are first captured as a VIRTUAL IMAGE. This image is then the basis from which an interesting and meaningful real image is made.

Presented here are some of my more interesting and hopefully meaningful images.


Digital Photography
Cameras: Nikon D7000, Canon 40D
Lenses: Nikon 18-200 mm, Canon 17-85 mm, Canon 100-400 mm
Manfrotto 3021 tripod, Sirui BSRT1005 tripod
2010 Apple iMac computer, Epson 2200 printer
Photoshop CS-5 and Apreture 3 software

Canon 40D modified, Imaging Source DBK 41AF02.AS
6 and 8 inch Newtonian reflectors, home built
William Optics 80 mm Zenith Star II with field flattener
Losmandy G-11 equatorial mount with Gemini controller
Apple Macbook Pro for telescope control and imaging processing
Stark Labs, Nebulosity and PhD Guiding software


Tanzania 2013