So… on the site my ID is “the htrn” which is short for “the high tech red neck”. Don’t get offended by the redneck comment,I’m really a nice guy. I was given that title years and years ago because of what I did for a living, the title was a tongue-in-the-cheek nickname for me.
The photo above is my current back yard as seen from a boat. I live in the woods on a lake. My house is back in the trees, hard to see from the water, it’s a rural area. Yet while living out in the countryside, fishing and boating right from the backyard I have been involved with the technical side of photography for 25+ years.
Back in 1991 I was hired by a California company named MegaVision to do tech support for the emerging digital photography field. The company I worked for had just purchased two hi tech digital camera systems from them at a price tag of $250,000 each. I was the studio manager and was given the task of “making those things work” by the company owner. MegaVision’s President flew out to train me on the systems, then I trained my staff. Later when other people bought the same systems out here on the east coast, I was tagged to help train them. Within a few short years I was hired by MegaVision to do all the installations, training and support on the equipment if it was being shipped east side of the country.
I no longer work for that company but still live out in the woods while doing photography with “high tech” equipment.
BTW — this photo was taken after the sun set back in the summer a few years ago, the street light in the tree and the fading light from the darkening sky provide the only illumination for the image.