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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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Since it's been filling my Facebook feed all day long I thought I had better go out and see what kind of shots I could get of Venus and Jupiter tonight. I shot this with the 70/200 - it didn't turn out how I wanted it to, I think my... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Expedition Oklahoma
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A few images I shot on June 14th.. I was heading out to my Mom's house and turned around and went back and grabbed my tripod and camera because I could see the distant thunderstorm. I knew they were bright and close I didn't really think anything about it because... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today I have spent a portion of my morning discovering new photographers, exploring photography blogs and reading about photography. As I look at different amazing portrait photographers my inner voice tells me that my work is awful and my photography sucks. Which, rationally I know this is not true. Being... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Velma had a "Super Summer Celebration" on June 26-27th and it culminated with a fireworks display on Saturday night which I attended. It gave me the opportunity to try to shoot fireworks properly using the tripod. Before the show started I was on the lookout for stars. I didn't run... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Just a test shot from the Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 lens that is my newest acquisition for my photography obsession. I'm very pleased. I couldn't get a defined Milky Way shot from my Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 lens which I purchased a few years ago for shooting wide angle shots with my... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I went to Nebraska and now I'm in the middle of a massive home renovation project- I've been shooting but too busy to post or catch up, I still have portrait work to finish. Never ending story.. I'm tired. Goodnight. This was shot south of Garden City, Kansas a couple... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So once again we traveled over to Sulphur to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area to see if the recent drenching rains have helped fill Little Niagara and the streams last week. Today we returned to swim a little but didn't end up staying long. So this is two weeks worth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I had one day I was looking forward to this month. Today. We had concert tickets for a show in Dallas. Last night we had a record amount of rain dumped on us and North Texas, this morning Dallas was flash flooding and the Red River is nearly at our... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I haven't been able to spend evenings walking. It's raining. There are constant storm watches and warnings. These photos were May 24th, I loaded up Pumpkin, Sister, and Ozzie and we went to the farm. I've been wanting to take my macro lens out to check out the butterflies, but... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today it didn't rain. So I finally made it out for a walk. These photos are in no particular order. The ticks are bad this year, make sure you wear spray and check for ticks if you're outside. I've heard the snakes are bad this year too but fortunately I... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So 11 days ago I took these photos... we ended up in the cellar for the first time during this storm. We had storms on May 9th too, but I was shooting a wedding that day. I'm making a baked potato at midnight..I wanted spaghetti but I'm settling. I don't... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So why not catch up on a few blog posts. These won't be wordy posts just posting some photos that I've processed so I don't feel like I'm behind on everything. When your hobby becomes your part time job, it is still a job. But, I haven't yet found a... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I'm finally sucked into ancestry.com. Like seriously... I'm also not getting anything done because I'm rebuilding the family tree (which I already know fairly well) and working on my husband's side. But the other night I was in Rush Springs because I went to town with my sister so... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I haven't even posted photos from last week's storms... The sirens went off later - but not for this storm. We thought this would be coming our way. It did and dumped a few more inches of rain on us. I feel as if I've barely posted pics or been... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Here are some images from May 1st. I can see why winter is good star watching time. We have a lot of cloud cover right now so there won't be a lot of astrophotography for May. I'm behind on posts! I'm behind on edits! I'm never caught up! I'm behind... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On May 7th I accepted a job offer. I will be teaching history again in the fall. Good news! I quit teaching in 2010 and I actually started the landscape photography to help with my teaching (and I never had the chance to use it). Now I'm excited to be... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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We were fortunate in my part of the state. We did get some much needed rain. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I left the house with the intention of checking out the meteor showers. I left and there was not a star in sight. But as I drove down the road I spotted some cloud to ground lightning!! This of course is my newest thing to photograph! So I was definitely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Upon a star, or other nonsense that those wonderful Disney Movies taught us... (also, I'm a dreamer and absolutely loved the new Cinderella movie). So, here you go, some star images from a few weeks ago I hope you like them. Insert motivational quote... or something profound about the universe.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So this afternoon I was called out to the yard by the boys and the husband to see the dogs meeting a new creature that they haven't encountered before. I believe I was called out because they thought I might not see the snake and they'd scare me. I don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, Hutchinson Kansas doesn't look like much. It's actually a pretty cool town. Last Saturday we went to the Strataca which is a museum, but not an ordinary museum it's 650 feet underground in a salt mine. This is the ONLY place in this country where you can tour a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The weather alerts were out for a string of violent storms to hit on Wednesday afternoon. So I grabbed both my camera bags and my tripod and I left to go walk a few miles with my dogs before the youngest got home from school. So I'm trying to start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Took the dogs on a walk and went out to the back pasture and my Dad was busy plowing. My Dad was born in 1937. He's still out working every day. He's always doing something. My Mom also works every day. I have amazing parents. I got there in time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma