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2020-21 Aurora Season Recap
May 17, 2021

The sun is the source of the energy that produces the aurora borealis. It goes through a roughly eleven-year cycle, transitioning from Solar Minimum to Solar Maximum and back to Solar Minimum again...

Sampling Wines in the Texas Hill Country
April 21, 2021

Texas may be known for longhorn cattle, big boots and buckles, football, and a variety of other things. But from what we can tell when we explain to friends that we brought home two cases of wine from the Texas Hill Country, it appears that people do not know as much about the quality of wines available in our smaller sister state...

In Search of Texas Hill Country Wildflowers
April 19, 2021

“Beautification is far more than a matter of cosmetics,” Lady Bird Johnson said in 1968. “For me, it describes the whole effort to bring the natural world and the man-made world into harmony; to bring order, usefulness — delight — to our whole environment, and that of course only begins with trees and flowers and landscaping...

Out and About in the Hill Country
April 16, 2021

Back in 2007, when we had been dating for less than a year, Michelle and I decided to take our first out-of-state trip. Part of it was to visit my mom in Austin, Texas, and introduce her to Michelle...

Aurora Adventure in the Alaskan Interior
March 10, 2021

When it comes to photographing the aurora borealis in Alaska, I think the two best areas to do it are in the vicinity of Anchorage in the Southcentral region, and up in the Brooks Range, our northern-most mountain range...

A Decade of Discovery
January 7, 2020

For the past several years, I have conducted a year-in-review of my photography. Now, I take a look back at a decade. It was, as the title says, a decade of discovery. But it was also, for me as an artist, a decade of growth...

Year in Review - 2019
January 6, 2020

It is a common practice for photographers, to look back on the previous year and consider where they have come. Everyone has their different approach and motivation, from highlighting trips to expounding on the artistic process of being a photographer...