My name is Joe Piotrowski and I am a bird watcher and amateur Photographer living in Williamsburg,Va. Photography has been a hobby since I was developing film in my closet darkroom in high school 40 years ago. Those days I had a 4x5 Toyo View Camera and was an avid Zone System Nerd. I am glad those stinky, slimy days are over. Film is dead! Now I take my trusty Canon 30D(now Mark III) with 4.5-5.6L IS 100-400 Zoom and Tripod(with cable release-some things never change) into the wilds and capture information. I use my dual monitor computer and the many Adobe programs (Lightroom and CS2 the most) to transform poor technique into art. Golly Gee, I guess I’m still a nerd-some things never change.