Stepping Into Fall

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Opening Day
I had big plans in September to spend quite a bit of time in the field with doves, dogs and camera gear. In Texas, dove season typically brings a change in the weather, and this year we were needing one in a big way. After months of parched pastures, dusty roads, dry tanks, and searing heat, the rains arrived right on schedule.

I managed to get in a couple of shoots between opening day and the first deluge on September 6th, but every planned hunt after that date was a washout. Literally.

Below you’ll find a smattering of images that I shot before the rains fell and the early season birds scattered. Hopefully there will be a couple more dove days before other distractions take over.

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Return to Versus Country
Back in July, I traveled to Georgia to do a shoot for Versus Country television. They’ve just sent me the ad layouts with the images from that shoot, and I’m amazed at what their graphic design folks have done with my shots. These ads will be running nationally for the next few months to promote VC’s fall and winter TV lineup.

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Mike Hanback – The Buck Stops Here

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Bill Dance Outdoors

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Jeff Foxworthy & David Morris – The Bucks of Tecomate

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Larry Weishuhn – Winchester Whitetail Revolution


Coming Up
In late October I’ll be traveling to Montauk, NY to work on the first installment of a large-format pictorial on fly-fishing the Altantic Seaboard. Author Pete McDonald will be penning the commentary and I’ll be doing the photography work. Our plan is to cover the Atlantic coast from Maine to The Outer Banks over an eighteen-month period and chronicle the huge, ravenous and ecclectic fly-fishing culture of striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and whatever else we snag.

If all goes according to plan, this book will release in the Spring of 2011 through my Departure Publishing imprint. Check back next month for a preview of those images.

One Response to “Stepping Into Fall”

  1. John says:

    I have spent a lot of time setting and waiting on the doves in East Texas. Great pictures. It brings back a lot of good memories for me. Thanks!

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