Welcome to Nature Windows Photography. Launched in the spring of 2016, my new website is dedicated to the art of nature and landscape photography. The photographic works, capturing the natural artistry and grace of our environment, span three decades and cross three continents. All of the photographs can be viewed in the Portfolios section of the website and most are available for purchase in the Store. Nature Windows Photography is your source for nature photography fine art prints and articles. Thanks for visiting.     -Puska

News & Reviews

  • Large Sensor Compact Cameras

Large Sensor Compacts

September 15th, 2016|2 Comments

Somewhere between the convenience of the smartphone and image quality of a full frame DSLR is a growing category of camera called large sensor compacts. Smartphones have all but killed the compact camera due to their convenience and rapidly improving photographic abilities. But there are two things engineers just can't cram into a smartphone chassis, a large sensor and...

  • Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8

Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 – Review

May 20th, 2016|1 Comment

I have to confess at the outset something unusual for a landscape photographer, I've never been much of a fan of ultra-wide lenses. In part this is because ultra-wide landscapes are difficult to compose, but mostly it's that I've never worked with a truly sharp lens below 24mm. I'm sure there are a few out there, just not ones that have...

  • Sony A7RII And Zeiss Batis 18mm

Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 – Sample Images

May 20th, 2016|3 Comments

As the sample images demonstrate, the Batis f2.8 18mm is remarkably sharp over most of the frame right from wide open. Only the corners suffer some softness. Note that the lower right corners of the mountainside shots are soft at wider apertures because of limited depth of field. The lens was focused on the distant mountainside and the lower right...

  • Pentax K-1 DSLR

Pentax K-1

May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Enter the recently released Pentax K-1, the company's first full frame DSLR. The K-1 uses the older Sony 36MP full frame sensor, but to new effect. By exploiting the camera's in body image stabilization, Pentax has added pixel shift technology to the K-1. The technology essentially takes four consecutive exposures while moving the sensor one pixel width in a four directional grid. The four exposures are combined...

Tutorials & Essays

  • Point of Arches Tide Pool - Olympic National Park, Washington

First Principles of Composition

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

If your photos are boring, get closer. This was sage advice from photographer from long ago. What he was saying is that the most common mistake when composing a photograph is including too much. Landscape photographers are particularly culpable in this respect, because it's often the vastness of the landscape that has us reaching for our cameras. But everything cannot be...

  • Frozen Rainbow


April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Mine's bigger than yours. Selling bragging rights is what more megapixels mean for consumer camera marketing departments. If an image never makes it to ink on paper and is confined to a virtual existence on screen, then the fewest megapixels money can buy are enough. Full HD monitors and televisions display about 2 megapixels worth of image data. Even the latest 4K Ultra High Definition screens...

  • M42 - Orion Nebula

Introduction To Astrophotography

March 12th, 2016|0 Comments

For those of you who are obsessive about technical details, love to tweak technology without manuals or directions, and have a very high frustration tolerance, astrophotography may be for you. My experience has shown that most photographers of the enthusiast and above level are technofiles, with a keen affinity toward precision gadgets, be it cameras...

  • Sol Duc Mist - Olympic National Park, Washington

A Revolutionary Art Medium

March 10th, 2016|2 Comments

Photography began the long journey to its present state nearly two centuries ago. From the first known photograph taken in 1825 by French inventor Nicéphore Niépce to the current state of the art cameras comprised of many millions of transistors, the journey has been a tumultuous one with regard to photography as an art medium. It was not until the early 20th century that photographs...