Splash of Sunset Photographer Matthew F. Winn in front of Hellbrook Cascades in Vermont. This was by far the toughest trail I have ever hiked but the bumps, bruises and scrapes were all worth it for this serene view.
Splash Of Sunset Photography
Originally hailing from Flint, Michigan Matthew moved to Holt, Michigan at an early age where he attended Holt High School and lived until joining the United States Navy at the ripe old age of 17. Stationed in an Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron known as The Red Griffins based out of San Diego, California, Matthew lived aboard the Aircraft Carriers USS Constellation and the USS Kitty Hawk for the next four years travelling the Western Pacific Ocean. Bitten by the wanderlust bug, Matthew was destined for a life on the road. A published author, Matthew spent the first 40 years of his life perfecting his craft but was bitten by the photography bug in 2007 and has spent the last four years criss-crossing the country in search of perfect photographs.
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Matthew's work has appeared in the pages of Michigan History Magazine, The Smokey Mountain Gazette, Several Pure Michigan ads and contests including a 2011 calendar with several shots slated to be used in Farley Calendars in 2012. His work has appeared in ad campaigns for KDF, The Kentucky Derby Festival as well as Boomsday! in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Splash of Sunset Photographer Matthew F. Winn in front of McDonald Cascades in Glacier National Park in Montana. Proof of why this is called Big Sky Country.
A similar shot with just the mountain goats, hangs in the gallery and many customers have asked me how long of a zoom lens i used to capture these guys. NONE it was a wide angle and I had to get even closer to them in order to get us all in the shot. Didn't seem to bother them, however, I think one of them remarked that I smelled funny.
Also a published writer, his first national publishing credit coming at the ripe old age of 7 years old, Matthew has had many publishing credits over the years including a novel. His fist published novel, The Sandman, received glowing reviews from Ray Walsh of the Lansing State Journal. And although published through a small independent press The Sandman enjoyed great success including book signings at the Chicago City Library. You can find examples of Matthew's work here