This blog is a collection of my thoughts on photography as well as my response to the rising notion from digital photographers that anything other than straight-out-of-the-camera images are not true photographs. Unfortunately, digital sensors and film can not capture the fullness of what the human eye can see due to physiological, psychological and technological factors.  Why, then, should we restrict the definition of a photograph to the unaltered image captured by a limited sensor? On the other hand, this blog is not about creating images with high dynamic range (HDR) when they result in impossible contrast relationships. Rather, I have devoted myself to exploring techniques in achieving a finer realism (and a more subtle surrealism) in photography using a knowledge of physiology, psychology, technology and even mathematics.

— Alex