Fishing for the Milky Way

Earlier in the summer I shared our annual family photo from the beach (we call it Camp Manitou), but I didn't take the time at that point to share any artistic images from our time at Isle of Palms, so I wanted to do that now. Last year I captured a picture of the...

Sunset in Queen Canyon

So for the last couple of weeks, I've been sharing images I made while out in the Arizona desert.  I mentioned that I had met my friend here for the express purpose of photographing the Milky Way in dark skies, but I also just wanted to do some exploring around to see...

Cactus Under the Stars

It's a Picture of the Week two for one! 🙂  I mentioned last week that I had met my friend Allen out in the desert earlier this year so that we could photograph the Milky Way.  Our skies here in the eastern United States have just been destroyed with light pollution,...

Late Light in the Desert

Alright, this week I'm kicking off my series of images from the Arizona desert!  It's not often that I get to photograph with friends when I'm out of town.  It does happen every so often, but generally speaking I'm by myself.  This trip was an exception however.  My...

The Blount County Courthouse at Sunset

My good friend Tom Vadnais often talks about taking pictures "around your home" or in the city where you live.  For practice, yes, but also to not miss the beauty that you're constantly surrounded by.  I'll be honest and say that when I think of taking pictures...

Rhododendron in Bloom By the Stream

This week's Picture of the Week is a special one for a number of reasons. First, the picture is one of my favorites from the year so far - I absolutely love this image.  Typically when I think of stream scenes, I think of the fall, and this image is a great...

The Milky Way and Fireflies at the Dan Lawson Place

After spending a good number of weeks on images that I've captured abroad, I thought I'd take a break from the travel images and share some stuff I've captured around here in East Tennessee.  Sometimes I get caught up in the beauty found elsewhere in the world that I...

Ponte City – The Core

Last week I took some time to setup the story of this week's Picture of the Week by talking about the neighborhoods surrounding the Ponte City apartments, and the sketchiness of the situation to get both last week's shot and this week's.  I left it with the question...

Ponte City – Berea and Hillbrow From Above

Alright, so this week's Picture of the Week is really a setup for next week's picture.  I enjoy telling the story of my photos, but I'm also a firm believer in the fact that an image has to stand on its own - meaning the story doesn't make the photo, but is rather...

Cape Town at Sunset

Alright, on to the cities!  I've commented many times that I'm not a wildlife photographer (but you can't come back from Africa without pictures of animals... right?), so I'm happy to be back in my comfort zone this week with landscapes and cityscapes, and in Cape...

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Holly and Dan met in 2002 and married in 2003.  Holly is a community volunteer with a passion for the elderly. Breast cancer survivor. Homemaker.  Dan is a security minded technologist with a passion for travel, adventure, and life in general. Guilty of taking lots of pictures.

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Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33.  Holly’s Story is her blog about breast cancer survival.

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Dan on TV

Dan on TV

Did you know that Dan appears regularly on TV in the Knoxville and Chattanooga markets?  Check out some of his segments here.

Project Car

Project Car

Dan may or may not have an obsession with cars.  Follow along with his dream car build up; a 1967 Camaro.

Our Travel Map


Amazon Jungle, Bolivia

Santiago, Chile

Dominican Republic

Turks and Caicos

Mayan Rivera, Mexico

Prague, Czech Republic

Brisbane, Australia

Lake George, New York

Charleston, SC

Surfside Beach, SC

Asheville, NC

Mumbai, India

Bangalore, India

New Delhi, India

Hong Kong

New York City


Daytona Beach, FL

Shanghai, China


Thumphu, Bhutan

Jakarta, Indonesia

Seoul, South Korea

Pyeongchang, South Korea

Qinhuangdao, China

Tianjin, China


Savannah, GA

Tybee Island

New Orleans

Little Rock, AR

Independence, KS

Denver, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

Guernsey, WY

Kuala Lumpur

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Perth, Australia

Rottnest Island

Vancouver, BC

Los Angeles

San Diego

Las Vegas


Grand Staircase Escalate

Joshua Tree

Sequoia National Park

Yosemite National Park

Page, AZ

Rachel, NV

Chicago, IL


Bozeman, MT

Yellowstone National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Tokyo Japan

Osaka Japan

Kyoto Japan

Nara, Japan

Kobe, Japan

Five Lakes, Japan


Buenos Aires

El Calafate

El Chalten

Johannesburg, South Africa


Hermanus, South Africa

Agulhas National Park

Aquila Game Reserve

Bangkok, Thailand

Kansas City

Kofa Mountains

ValParaiso, Chile

San Fernando, Chile

Fort Bragg, NC

Chon Buri, Thailand

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