I always felt that a talented photographer tells an intricate and subtle story using nothing more than images. Collections of imagery are a puzzle put together from standalone snapshots, a complex artistic perspective sharing almost palpable experiences, capable of resonating with the viewer. You get to experience the result of an entire photography process, ranging from a simple enumeration of tasks for a hobbyist to a religious craft for a professional photographer, in an instant, and over and over again. Mike Swanson is one of my favorite Microsoft bloggers. I have been reading his blog for years now, while also using the collection of wallpapers he shared with the world as one of my main sources of background images. Having returned from vacation at the end of September 2010 I was extremely excited to come across the “Nature by Mike Swanson” theme in the Windows Personalization Gallery. This was an opportunity that I could not miss. After giving it much thought for a few days, I contacted Mike and asked whether he would agree to answer a few questions. He was kind enough, and I cannot stress this enough, to take time from his busy schedule and do an interview for Softpedia.