A picture may be worth a thousand words, but images cannot speak for themselves; here's a bit of context behind the images I capture to inform and inspire

The Painted Churches of Texas

April 20, 2015  •  8 Comments
After having visited my family's ranch near Schulenburg, TX for my entire life I have long been vaguely aware of the painted churches that stand in the surrounding countryside. Recently I finally made the time (yes, after 26 years) to visit a few of the painted churches, and I can't believe I let so much time go by without paying them a visit. Wha...
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Astrodome Turns 50: The Eighth Wonder After Half a Century

April 14, 2015  •  1 Comment
On April 9, 2015 the Astrodome celebrated its big 5-0, and the festivities were of the same magnitude as the structure itself. Thousands gathered to celebrate the half-century mark for Houston's iconic domed arena, and I was lucky enough to stand at the center of its floor to witness the condition in which stands and, of course, take photos so you...
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Choosing the Right Camera Body for Safari

April 08, 2015  •  3 Comments
Thus far we've covered the ins and outs of planning for safari and when to go on safari now let's move on to the fun part - gear. Because such a wide array of gear is available to us in this day in age, his will be the first of a few posts focused on gearing up for safari. Going on safari is a big commitment - of time and money - and it may be a o...
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Birding at Smith Oaks Rookery

April 06, 2015  •  4 Comments
I took the liberty this year of partaking in a nontraditional Easter Sunday and spent the evening shooting (photos, not shotguns) at the Smith Oaks Rookery - a bird sanctuary protected by the Houston Audubon Society. I recently discovered this little gem roughly an hour outside of Houston, and decided I had to make the trip. The rookery, located o...
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Happy Trails: A Record-Breaking Year at the Houston Rodeo

March 23, 2015  •  2 Comments
Rodeo season has come and gone once more in Houston, Texas. Time to fold up the pearl snaps and shove the trees back into all 5 pairs of boots you sported out the the events this go-round. The immense scale of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) never fails to impress me (and frustrate me when I'm behind the wheel) when it makes its annual...
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Port Aransas Sunrise

March 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I recently spent some time down in Port Aransas - along with thousands of rowdy spring breakers, which made the days interesting and the beach congested. Flashing red and blue lights were a recurring theme. But those weren't the only red and blue hues I got to see throughout the weekend. After forcing ourselves out of the comfort of my bed in what...
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When to go on Safari in East Africa

March 18, 2015  •  1 Comment
Last week's post was a broad overview of the steps necessary in planning for the best safari you'll ever take in East Africa. Topics were far-reaching, and depth of discussion really only scratched the surface - an awareness builder and teaser for what is ahead of you. This time around, let's dive deeper into timing. Just like your current home, A...
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Beginning to Plan Your Ideal Safari in East Africa

March 08, 2015  •  1 Comment
This is the first of what will be a series of write-ups on all aspects of planning for and embarking on safari in East Africa. And not just any safari, but the best safari for YOU. I emphasize YOU because we all have unique motives in embarking on travel, and safari is no exception. Like most things these days, safaris come in all shapes and sizes...
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Hello world // Sunrise in Torres del Paine

February 26, 2015  •  1 Comment
It's the dawning of a new age on wittduncan.com; great things are coming. What sort of things, you ask? Blog posts from yours truly - filled with photos, stories behind the shots, and tips that'll have you out there capturing stunning images of your own! A picture may be worth a thousand words, but images cannot speak for themselves. And that's w...
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