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Joy
"I know where I come from, how bout you" ~Eric Church
Interests: music, running, photography, family, traveling, concerts, Graduate School, Insanity
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So, the news said it would snow today. I got up and took the kid to school, I didn't really believe it would snow. I went home, medicated my asthma and fell asleep after my morning kid drop off and woke up at 10:30 am to a text telling me... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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My "Baby" is 14. I love him. He's extremely intelligent, never has missing homework, never in trouble at school. But he sprained his ankle Friday so we had a trip to the ER. I'm proud of my 14 year old Son. Birthday's aren't as much fun when they're teenagers. You... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So all of these shots are composites, they are 25+ shots merged into one. So 25 shots that take 30 seconds apiece to shoot - one photo is worth about at least an hour of my time, between driving, editing, and posting. The one above is the best shot from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Valentines Day night, I took myself out and shot my first star trails. I've been playing around with this night photography since January and I thought it was time. I wasn't in a wonderful mood last weekend but it feels good to get outside. I was reading some tutorials and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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My first Startrails! I'm so excited I have to share the image here and now. Isn't it amazing, not only can I show you the universe. You can see that we are just a tiny planet moving within it. I'm so happy I can do this. I've wanted to do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I had a portrait shoot last night in Elgin. Once or twice a week, I'm behind on editing and mailing sessions but I hope to work at them late tonight and catch up. So after capturing those lovely sunset moments at the end of the golden hour, I knew I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I read online last night that today was one of the last "free" days at the zoo. What a fun thing to do I thought, I could take the older kids to the zoo today. So after dropping the youngest off at school I came home to my 16... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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30 second exposure of sleepy cows. Or cow, there were more there, but this frame you really only see the one. I'm keeping my eye out for abandoned houses to photograph at night...and I think it's time for me to go, so this is all you get. Related articles 11th... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, you can wish upon a star. If you could go back in time to say the right things to people to let them know they matter, wouldn't that be wonderful. That they knew they had an impact on your world before you lost them. I can spend a day... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, yesterday I halfway read this blog posting that made it on Petapixel "Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up." It struck me as the in general frustrated that there are so many amazing photographers out there taking so many amazingly similar shots. How do you be unique in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Royal Nebraska is probably not the first place you think of when you want to go view the bones of ancient camels, rhinoceros, and horses but, Royal Nebraska is where you come to find America's Pompeii. So, mass extinction is probably not at the top of your list to think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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One of the smallest towns. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I've figured out a more efficient way of saving photos for posts (sometimes my organization is lacking). But, I'm saving slightly smaller files so they'll upload quickly. Last June 20th (I think) I was in Geddes, South Dakota with my friend. We just stopped, just to stop at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So in the 1970s and early 80s my parents had a trailer manufacturing business in Butte Nebraska- S&S Trailers it was called. They were pretty successful for a while. This is where I spent my early childhood. This is the kind of town where I could ride my bike to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Tonight's photos are somewhat of a failure compared to other evenings... My disability is I can't do math. I function probably (judging from substitute teaching experience) about a fourth grade level in working math problems. I certainly can't do algebra or geometry. I fortunately went through college at a time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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One reason I left teaching was the peer issues. There are some unstated things that people don't talk about in regards to working with other teachers. I found that it very much can be a 'mean girl' atmosphere. I also found that teachers were very human, I knew people who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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We were running early on our trip to Atoka on Saturday so I had my husband pull into Boggy Depot so we could stop at the cemetery. I now think it's worthwhile to revisit places that I have posted about before because I can look at how my photography has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Yesterday we picked up Pumpkin's Little Sister- no relation but raised by Pumpkin's parents. This puppy is a rescue puppy, it's Mama was a pregnant rescue dog. Pumpkin is too young and has too much energy for our older dog and Yorkies. So, we brought home "Sister." She's a beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So November of 2013 I shut down my portrait photography page. I had no business, no clientele and just wasn't going to go through the hassle of messing with it. March 2014 I was asked to do photos for an amazing non-profit organization and decided to try it again. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Before I head out to shoot more night photos, I want to share the last batch I took. Oh, listen to this song "Ghost" - I love it. It was really dark. It's been overcast the last couple of days but tonight it is clear, and I'm excited to go... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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We had just a little bit of snow yesterday morning. I snapped this on my way home from dropping the kid off for his school. Related articles Speed Limit 55 I Don't Care 11th on the 11th Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Grandma Sharp from Joy Franklin on Vimeo. I've written about my Grandmother before on here, I'm sure. I picked up the mail on Tuesday and had an envelope from a cousin in Mississippi. In it there was a magazine filled with night pictures like the kind I've been posting recently... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I'm afraid my blog has taken a turn to the darkside. Forgive me for running out of titles for blog posts. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” I'm not going out to do any photography tonight.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I couldn't stand another hour of daylight.... So I'm leaving the house at odd hours to stare into the darkness; which doesn't totally look like the pictures you see below. These are 30 second exposures, my camera opens up the universe in thirty seconds and this is what I bring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I meant to post these photos a couple of days ago but I was delayed. Wednesday started out pretty great because I went out early Wednesday morning and shot these images, came home and slept quite a bit of the day and woke up with a pain. Each night... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma