Posts Tagged ‘hunting dogs’

2016 In Review

TWENTY-SIXTEEN WAS A BIG YEAR. New clients were booked, revenue milestones were reached, shutter clicks were off the scale, and the official year-end tally of My Butt In An Airline Seat surpassed 15,000 miles. In this video, you’ll find a smattering of my 2016 work from The Olympic Range to the Seychelles. Much appreciation to YETI and Frontiers International Travel, […]


Fifty Shades of Orange

Fifty Shades of Orange

THERE’S AN OLD ADAGE among upland bird hunters that goes something like this: When it rains in Texas, it rains quail… Profound, is it not? While big chunks of the state are still in a drought, by definition, there are a few pockets of Texas scrubland that received timely rainfall for quail nesting, and those counties […]


Opening Day

Opening Day

LAST FALL I DID an assignment shoot for Outdoor Life magazine where they asked me to pick out a place that dove hunters frequent and capture the experience of opening day. I chose Hondo, Texas. That published spread has just come out in the magazine, so I now have the green light to share a few images from that shoot. […]


Bird Out!

Bird Out!

I love photographing dogs. They’re sometimes moody just like people, but they typically don’t expect much and they’re always eager to please. A few weeks back I spent an afternoon with outfitter Foard Houston at Sandy Oaks Ranch in Devine. Foard had some quail that needed flushing and some dogs that needed working. That’s always […]


Down, But Not Out

Down, But Not Out

Those are wild bobwhite quail, aka Nature’s Nachos. I shot this image two weeks ago in the southwest corner of Texas on a ranch that was char-broiled by the recent drought of record. From 2009 through this past June (when it rained a foot in six hours) this particular ranch received less than 10% of […]


The Waterline

The Waterline

I’m a creature of habit. That serves me well with most things, but not photography. One of the toughest challenges that I have in creating marketable imagery, is overcoming my tendency to shoot the same angles when returning multiple times to a favorite locale. Last week, my son Blake and I drove down to Rockport for […]


Going Coastal

Going Coastal

Last month I spent a couple of days hunting ducks on the bay with Rockport outfitter, Brad Smythe. Scads of pintails and redheads provided incredible decoying action for both the shotgun and camera. On the second day I got to watch and photograph some phenomenal dog work by Brad’s friend Walt Collier, and his lab […]


Flat and Windy

Flat and Windy

Oh my golly…it’s 2011. How did that happen? As it has been for the past umpteen years, the Texas Panhandle was the scene of my last hunt and photo shoot of the year. We found manageable weather and scads of birds up in the flat country and I was able to fire quite a few […]


Oh, Give Me a Home…

Oh, Give Me a Home...

In this frenetic and oddly connected world in which we live, it’s always nice to have an opportunity to actually shake hands and spend quality time with folks that you’ve otherwise known only through email, Facebook, text messages, and the intertubes. As many of you know, for the past year I’ve been contributing photos and […]


Point!

Point!

Folks who know me will attest that quail hunting is one of several things that I get all yippy about. Unfortunately the 2009-10 Texas bird crop wasn’t much to yip for. After two consecutive blistering summers there were scant few coveys and lots of bird dogs and hunters riding the bench. I actually went the […]


The Heart of Duckness

The Heart of Duckness

After the New Year I got in a couple of Texas coastal duck hunts with my son, Blake, and friend Brad Smythe. I shot my first ducks around Rockport nearly forty years ago (damn I’m old), and until I reached my teens, I wasn’t even sure that ducks would land on fresh water. I’ve hunted […]


Shoot ‘Em!

Shoot 'Em!

  Last week I traveled to the Texas Panhandle for my annual goose and crane extravaganza with Blackfoot Guide Service. This is one of my favorite hunts, and the 2009 version was one of the best we’ve had in years. For a change, we had normal weather: lows in the 20’s and highs in the […]