Read what Clarke thinks about The Dogs of Our Days in the April 2009 issue of FiftyPlus magazine!
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In 2008, the North American Mature Publisher's Association awarded Clarke's article,
Aiming for a New Challenge
First Place in the Feature category.
Aiming for a New Challenge FiftyPlusMay 2008
"It was one of those great-to-be-alive winter mornings. Warmed by early coffee and an intermittent sun patting their backs, the shooters found the crisp air invigorating as they began the walk to their stations. The partially frozen ground crunched under their feet, while the Labrador retrievers that followed looked like blond and black dragons exhaling their warm breath into the cold air.
As the gunners approached their pegs and slipped their shotguns from gun cases, light conversations were replaced with the adrenalin of anticipation. Shell bags were placed to one side so as to not tangle the feet when the action began. Leather-gloved hands opened breeches with a metallic click to insert two shells into the barrels of side-by-sides and over-and-under shotguns. The breeches snapped shut with finality..." (Click here to continue.)
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If These Months Could Talk FiftyPlusJanuary 2008
"It is truly amazing how fast a man can move while carrying 40 pounds of camera equipment when he almost steps on a rattlesnake.
'I was at Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande, one of the most remote places in the United States, photographing a cactus when I almost stepped on a sidewinder. I jumped behind a rock to give it plenty of room and about that time a herd of javelinas came roaring right over the spot where I had been standing. I believe that rattlesnake actually saved my life!' recounted Dwight Dyke, a nationally known photographer and resident of Goochland County.
This is not the kind of story you expect from someone noted for puppy and kitten calendar photography. It does, however, fit the profile of a talented photographer and the path he took to become one of the nationís top suppliers of dog and cat images to the largest calendar manufacturer in the world..." (Click to continue reading article.)