Posts Tagged ‘Rockport’

Big Water Ducks

Big Water Ducks

The dead-of-winter can be punishing for duck hunters, even here in the balmy south; but last week my son Blake and I drew three perfect weather days for our annual Texas Coast duck hunt with Brad Smythe. Scattered clouds, pleasant temps, and just enough wind to keep the birds moving. This year it appears that […]


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 […]


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 […]