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Monument Valley is, well, monumental

Photo trip fulfills childhood desire Visiting the iconic area has long been on my bucket list — I can now say I’ve been there and done that. And it didn’t disappoint. Monument Valley is simply amazing. The first view, pictured above, is of the Mittens and Merrick buttes. It’s jaw dropping. The rock formations reach […]

Monument Valley perspective

Amazing Milky Way photos in the Louisiana swamp

New photography captures the vivid Milky Way over the sprawling Atchafalaya Basin swamps I recently headed out to the Atchafalaya Basin swamps to shoot nighttime photography of the beautiful area. My plan was to work on a new light-painting project, but that changed when I reached Grand Lake in the center of this sprawling swamp […]

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Cherohala Skyway Tellico River

Cherohala Skyway drive

Recent trip on Cherohala Skyway yields beautiful photos I was in Northeast Georgia recently working at the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, and when the tournament was over I looked around for a scenic route through the Smoky Mountains. And I found the perfect drive on the Cherohala Skyway, which runs from Robbinsville, N.C., […]


Best 35 St. Lawrence River Bassmaster Elite Series photos

My favorite photos include Bassmaster Elite Series pros Matt Lee, Brandon Lester, Josh Bertrand and David Walker The St. Lawrence River has a reputation as a great smallmouth fishery — but nothing prepared me for the show put on when the Bassmaster Elite Series stopped in Waddington, N.Y. At the end of the four-day tournament, […]

Bassmaster Elite Series St. Lawrence River Matt Lee

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Media trip yields great redfish photos

Bull redfish run tests anglers, offers bull red photo ops The coastal waters surrounding the mouth of the Mighty Mississippi are renowned for amazing fishing, so it was no surprise a ton of redfish were caught when a group of outdoor industry manufacturers and writers gathered in Buras, La., in mid-August. The name of the […]


Light painting the Louisiana swamp

Swamp photo session offers experiment in light painting I have been in love with light painting photography for years, but over the past few months I’ve decided to get out and really learn the technique. On the face of it, it’s pretty easy: Go out in the middle of the night and use a flashlight […]


The best sunset photo I’ve ever taken

South Dakota prairie provides perfect sunset photo I love to capture a sunset photo almost as much as I love to shoot a sunrise. So when I looked out the door of Steffen’s Outdoor Expeditions’ lodge and saw beautiful layered clouds forming above Lake Oahe as the sun raced to the western horizon, I knew […]


Lake Martin sunset photos

Amazing Lake Martin sunset photo

Impromptu trip results in beautiful sunset photos My buddy Tim Stanley and his wife Sue drove from Houston a couple of weeks ago, and at the last minute we decided to go to Lake Martin near Breaux Bridge, La. This small cypress-studded waterway houses a large bird rookery, and the spring often is the best […]