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A Deliberate Life – Part Two

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

September has long passed.  The seven-degree air and new-fallen snow on the boughs of the backyard fir trees seems so far removed from the dry heat of the desert canyons we camped in just a few months ago.  Those canyon-river days are just below the surface, though, and if I close my eyes against the [...]

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Kickoff

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

This post has been a long time in the works.  Not the mere writing of it, really, but the getting-in-place of the “necessaries” that all combine to make the post even possible. For quite a few years, I’ve had several clients (from my previous place of employment) come up to me and ask, “Grant, when [...]

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Henry’s Fork of The Snake

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

September 9, 2011 We had truly been smiled upon these past eight days.  Someone up there must really, really like us.  I can’t explain it otherwise.  I closed my eyes and turned my face to the sky, soaking it all in once more, taking one long breath.  The water here was slow and slick.  Only [...]

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South Fork of The Snake

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

September 7 and 8, 2011 Neither Matt nor I were moving very quickly this morning.  It actually felt pretty nice not to have to be geared-up before sunrise, hustling out of the hotel with camera bags and peanut-butter toast.  We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, got the room all squared away, loaded the Highlander and checked [...]

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Back to September

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

It’s amazing how new events and re-adjusted priorities in the day-to-day routine can put an abrupt halt to the enjoyable process of writing and sharing stories and photographs right here. I’ve been anxious to get back to finishing up the story of my trip to Idaho, but have had to keep it simmering on the [...]

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River X – The Second Day

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The morning of September 3 saw Matt and I all geared up and standing in front of the hotel in a state of bleary-eyed readiness when Rebecca pulled in to pick us up.  We were a man down today.  Our good buddy, Robert had the launch of  a client’s web site to oversee, and had [...]

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The River of Secrets

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I never suspected that I would have found myself flyfishing for trout in what struck me as such a harsh climate and unlikely location on the map.  I am, quite frankly, still in amazement that those fish not only exist among that landscape, but seem to flourish.  Brown trout.  Big ones.  This river, for me, [...]

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Idaho on the Fly

Monday, September 12th, 2011

What an incredible, inspiring, whirlwind journey.  At one-thirty this morning, I reluctantly returned to Rochester, New York from a ten-day “creative expedition” in southern Idaho and Oregon.  My good friend, Matt Smythe (aka fishingpoet) and I traveled together to get face-to-face with a new client in the flyfishing industry, introduce ourselves and show work to [...]

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Phil Clement for BMA Campaign

Monday, September 20th, 2010

In early May, I had a chance to fly to Chicago and photograph Phil Clement, CMO of AON Corporation.  I was excited for the opportunity, and would be traveling there with Faruk Sagcan, of Partners and Napier to complete the project.  The segment of the BMA campaign that Faruk and I were assigned to was [...]

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Shooting Clinic at Black Widow Custom Bows

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I somewhat reluctantly returned to Rochester on Sunday from a fantastic trip to Nixa, Missouri.  I had travelled there to attend the Instinctive Shooting Clinic at Black Widow Custom Bows.  The clinic is designed for bowhunters who use traditional archery equipment – recurve bows and longbows.  G. Fred Asbell and Ken Beck shared their knowledge [...]

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