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I am a photographer, aviator, hobbyist and general technologist living in Northern Virginia with my family. Most of my spare time is consumed with one technology or the other. I have a passion for “ham” (amateur) radio where I have been an FCC licensed operator for 45 years. That passion lends itself to all kinds of other things like drone and fixed wing radio controlled remote flight by radio remote control, remote photography, all kinds of other computer, network, network protocol, telephony, electronic and other technologies. I’ve been a professional programmer and owned several companies in my time. Somehow it’s all munged together to do what I do today.



I’m lucky to live so close to the Shenandoah Valley. From my house to the middle of Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park may be 45 minutes of driving. Mostly I’m out there on the weekend when I have time to waste driving around Virginia without worrying about work. When I do get there the …

Hunt like a Fox

Yesterday I witnessed Mongrel on a “hunting” exercise while I worked in my office. It happened kinda fast so I wasn’t able to pick up the actual event so you’ll have to take my word for it. What I did do was grab my camera and head outside after he came back home from the …


I’m probably best contacted via a blog post or e-mail.

You can reach me at email john at westerman.photo

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