Phillip Finch

I bought my first SLR in 1968, when I was 20 years old, and have owned and
used film cameras during much of the past 40 years, mostly for snapshots and
casual landscapes. But about two years ago, after I bought my first digital
SLR (Olympus E-300), I began for the first time to think about composition
and lighting, and also to be aware of feeling and emotional impact in an

Most of these photos were shot in late 2006 and early 2007, when I was
involved in digital photography and trying to overcome the limitations of a
small digital sensor to produce large, high-quality landscape prints. The
panoramas were created from multiple images (as many as nine or 10 in some
cases) shot on a tripod and stitched with software. The full size files
comprise as much as 65 megapixels and will produce very high quality prints
up to 12 inches high by as much as five feet wide, depending on the image.

I am interested in using older manual focus film lenses -- especially German
and Russian lenses -- on my digital camera. I believe that these lenses
render richer color and more subtle tonality than modern lenses, especially
lenses designed for digital cameras. Additional images can be found on my website at

Landscape Images