Daily Grind Blog

General musings related to nothing in particular.


Motorcycle Tour of Texas, Mississippi & Louisiana

That's a wrap for the TX/LA/MS motorcycle tour. Two weeks of camping out, zig-zagging from Austin into northern Louisiana, into Mississippi and then droppin' back down into Louisiana. Returned through the intercoastal highway and backwoods of southern Cajun country with a final stop in Galveston, Texas. 

Overall, an awesome trip blogged HERE 

I was also testing a new compact camera. The Olympus XZ-1 proved to be a splendid camera to travel with and I can't wait to take it out on my next trip. Not sure where that will be quite yet, but stay tuned!

The images in the travel blog were shot and edited with an iPhone 4, but here's a gallery of the Olympus XZ-1 images HERE And if you dig that, check out the beautifully printed photobook published HERE

"Five & Dime" ~ Natchez, Mississippi © 2011 Skip Hunt


Boating with Peaches & Herb

Went boating April 3, 2011 with my friends Neely, Brook and their new dog Peaches on Lake Austin.

A good time was had by all. :-)

Skip Hunt
Austin, Texas


Mexico 2011 is a Wrap... On to Louisiana & Mississipi via Motorcycle!!!

Mexico 2011 was a blast, but it's time to close the book on that trip and start another one. I just set the entire Mexico 2011 blog to read now in chronological order HERE

This time I'm heading out toward Louisiana and a bit of Mississipi. Though, there's really no real plan other than I'll be traveling with a friend this time. He's an evangelical Christian (Church of God I think) and I... well, I'm not an evangelical. Should make for some good camp fire chats. ;-) 

Louisiana & Mississipi blog is HERE

Just published "Mexico 2011" Issue!

Of the 127 images shot and edited with an iPhone 4 for the 20/20 publications, this collection represents my favorite 64.

These images were made and edited from the road in Mexico while backpacking for a month in January and February 2011.

Best of Mexico 20/20

MEXICO 2011 :: Skip Hunt Issue 1: Best of Mexico 20/20

20/20 is a printed series with 20 pages and 20 images by Skip Hunt. Of the 127 images shot and edited with an iPhone 4 for the 20/20 publications, this collection represents my favorite 64.
All rights reserved © 2011 Skip Hunt

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Smithsonian Channel Update!

Sell Art Online

I just got another email from a Smithsonian Channel Rep with the air date for the show that will have my image that is currently displayed in the Smithsonian Castle through February 2011. Here's the info she sent me:

Dear Skip,

I wanted to let you know that the TV program Smithsonian Spotlight: Picture Perfect will air on the Smithsonian Channel on March 6th at 10am, followed by a primetime showing at 8pm on March 8th.

Hope you can tune in to watch the show.

Mónica Pinzón | Associate Producer

Click to read more ...


Another Dead Coca

"Another Dead Coca" :: Coatepec, Mexico (c) 2011 Skip Hunt


South Bound & Down!

Goin' South Soon!

I created a peace sign out of stone in a Mexican desert in 2009. Going back to see if the offering has been reclaimed or still lives. 

Details in my new journal blog HERE


Skip Hunt on Display in the Smithsonian!

Through February 2011 in the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall, Washington D.C.

Can' t believe I forgot to remind folks to check out my work in D.C.!

Anyone who may be in Washington D.C. for the holidays or anytime through February 2011 and anywhere near the Smithsonian Castle, they can check out one of my images on display. So if you're in the area, have a look and say, "Hey, I know the dude that made that!" ;-)

Dear Skip,

On behalf of Smithsonian magazine, I am pleased to inform you that you are one of the top ten finalists in the “Americana” category of our 7th annual photo contest. Your photograph of “Flock of birds taking off as… the sun sets” was among more than 60,000 entries we received from all over the world.

Click to read more ...


New 20/20 Issue #2!

Skip Hunt 20/20 :: South Africa!

Skip Hunt 20/20 + South Africa

I've started something new. Every now and then I'm going to publish a new issue of a magazine/photobook that I'm calling "Skip Hunt 20/20". These are perfect bound, beautifully printed via HP's Indigo presses on great paper stock... 20 pages with 20 photographs only. (20/20) Play on vision and the actual number of pages/photos. :-)

They may be a segment of a journey or they may be a collection from a past trip. Or, they may just be a collection of favorite images I'd like to display together.

These will be ongoing and I will make $2.50 for each one purchased that will go to help fuel and finance my next adventure!

Click to read more ...


Still looking for that last special gift for under $20?

Special Holiday Offer!

Are you looking for that special unique gift? If the idea of just heading out with no particular plan and exploring the majestic beauty of the American Southwest on a motorcycle gets your heart pumpin', then look no further!

Written in an "On the Road" style while traveling from Austin, Texas through spectacular landscapes of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona, this book serves as a virtual trip when you just want to take an adventure and just get away from it all. 

This book is packed full (over 100 images) of beautiful fine art travel photography as seen through the eyes of Austin, Texas based photographer Skip Hunt!

And for a very limited time, take $5 OFF using this special holiday discount code (95DDMH65) on check out at this link "Skip Hunt Go West!"

(See a few images from this book HERE)

(Read reviews on the Amazon PRINT version and KINDLE versions! Please note that this special holiday discount code (95DDMH65) is for the Createspace link in this message, but it's the exact same book)

Give that special person with wanderlust this amazing book, or better yet... pick up a second copy for yourself! 


Strange Fruit 3

"Strange Fruit 3" ~ Wild Persimon from a strange fruit series (c) Skip Hunt :: Austin, Texas


Oyster Landing


On Createspace & Amazon Now!

Hi, The Createspace (and soon available through Amazon) version just went LIVE! And to celebrate, I'm knocking $3 off the list price for a limited time. Just enter the discount code: NNXZRDEL (only good for this Createspace Store Link. (Won't work for the Amazon version when it goes live, but it's the very same book.)

I also compiled the whole enchilada into one beautiful perfect-bound premium print/price MagCloud version of pure experience and some photography I'm honestly quite proud of.

(Available for Kindle in the US AND Kindle in the UK!!!)

I've also created a 4th new calendar. The company I use for calendars does an amazing job with printing and now allow you to select exactly which month you want your calendar to start. Pretty cool huh? I also dropped all the calendar pricing by $4. Scroll down for Calendar links. :-)

Click HERE for the discounted Createspace version


Below is the Premium Print MagCloud version


Click to see Skip Hunt Calendars. All available to start at the month you choose & the 4 new Go West

calendars at the bottom!



Ok, that's more than I really wanted to go into, but I have to mention one last thing... I've created a brand new web site that I will be using more and more for everything related to travel, color, art, show announcements, whimsical photos, discussions, etc. I can also update this from my phone much easier as well. Next trip will be about 9 days in Washington Nov. 11-20



Heading out Thursday to the D.C./VA area. Mostly to visit family for about 9 days, but hope to get out a little to explore if there's time. Will be posting D.C./VA specific photos and stuff HERE


Whole Go West Enchilada Complete!

finding the exotic within the mundane

Skip Hunt Go West Issue 1: finding the exotic within the mundane

Fine art photographer Skip Hunt of Austin, Texas traveled Westward via motorcycle in search of the exotic within the mundane. He found so much more!This issue contains the entire set of chronicles from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona.What began as a curious wand…

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Blue Spawn

"Blue Spawn" ~ Austin, Texas (c) 2010 Skip Hunt


Final Issue #6 of Skip Hunt Go West :: Salton Sea 2 Austin 

Skip Hunt Go West Part 6

Now Published!

There's much more in this issue than any of the previous issues and I will also be publishing a complete, bound version of all 6 parts very soon!

This issue is the final chapter of this amazing, life-changing journey. Enjoy!

To Buy & Download PDF ONLY, click HERE: Add to Cart

Skip Hunt Go West :: Part 6

Skip Hunt Go West :: Part 6 Issue 6: Skip Hunt Go West :: Part 6

Fine art photographer Skip Hunt of Austin, Texas travels Westward via motorcycle in search of the exotic within the mundane. This sixth and final issue chronicles the journey from Salton Sea to Salvation Mountain and on to Gila Bend and the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to Tucson, Bisbee, Chir…

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Chillin @ Arthouse 

Public opening of Arthouse in Austin, Tx


Krause Gold

Tree @ Krause Springs in Spicewood, Texas (c) 2010 Skip Hunt


Stop Motion Walk Along a Stream


Krause Lagoon

Lagoon @ Krause Springs in Spicewood, Texas

(c) 2010 Skip Hunt