Tuesday, July 14

in print

an assignment for Texas Highways back in the spring made it into the recent august issue. i grew up reading this travel magazine. the destinations of national geographic seemed exotic and far flung, an excitement all their own, but TH made my home state appear equally alluring and diverse. here's to future stories.

dave's place is a unique little dive in center point, tx. hard to show the breadth of the place with a two photo spread, but rob mccorkle did a great job writing in what the limited layout couldn't show.

dave's place has a open air bar with a botanical garden area, a pool room, and a series of cascading decks down to the guadalupe river where patrons can float up for food or beer. the cast of characters includes bikers, families, locals, tourists, a 20-something's crowd, visitors from the kerrville folk festival, and, of course, dave himself. a cold beer is never too far away from his hands.

dave keeps a lot of critters on the property in a set of pens out back. it's mostly a menagerie of mccaws and other exotic birds. annie, an orphaned axis fawn, stayed at dave's until they could find a spot at a nearby rescue center for her.

my memorial day jaunt to the center point spillway also made it into the magazine. the inside back cover is a spot for "window on texas" a feature photo from somewhere around the state. on a lark i sent the photo editor this shot of julio arreola. thanks for finding a home for it griff!

i also really enjoyed the photos of kenny braun in the "chain of jewels" story on the texas lake system, including the cover shot above of a diver in the waters of lake travis. i'd link to them directly, but the digital edition of the magazine hasn't made it online just yet. guess you'll just have to buy a hard-copy until then...


  1. These are great, the bambi one is sweet and I really like the feet shot with the tortoise. Where are you based out of?