Entries by Russell Graves

The Great Smoky Mountains – A Film by Russell Graves

Take a closer look at the Great Smoky Mountains from behind the lens, and inside the heart of Backcountry Journeys photo guide, Russell Graves.               If you’ve read any Texas-based magazines over the past twenty five years chances are you’ve seen some of Russell’s photos or read some of […]

Trip Report: Ultimate Northern Lights – March 2019

Ask just about anyone who’s been there:  Alaska is a magical place. It’s magical for many reasons, but this past March Backcountry Journeys traveled to the north country to chase the aurora borealis.   Simply put, the aurora borealis, or northern lights, is a phenomenon that occurs when the earth’s magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the […]

Trip Report: Bosque Del Apache & White Sands, New Mexico

Southern New Mexico is a wide open and mysterious place with lots to offer photographers.  The landscape is an interesting dichotomy between desert flats, mountain ranges, expansive river valleys, and the contemporary and historic impression that man leaves on the land.  With so many interesting things to see, I was excited to be leading the […]

Video: Bosque Del Apache

Here is a video about our Photography Expedition to Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico. There are currently a few spots still open on our December 2018 departure. You can read more about this trip below: Bosque Del Apache & White Sands $2295 December 3rd to 7th, 2018 White Sands National Monument All About Sandhill […]

Trip Report: Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn

Day One The first night the group met in Asheville, North Carolina. It’s a great southern city with lots of charm and the first night we took in a local restaurant called Tupelo Honey.   On each of these trips we try to visit local eateries so people can get a taste of the local culture.  […]

Video: Rocky Mountain National Park Photography

Here is a video from our recent Photography Expedition to Rocky Mountain National Park (fall 2018). You can check out my other videos on my YouTube channel: The Wildlife Photo Show.                f you’ve read any Texas-based magazines over the past twenty five years chances are you’ve seen some […]