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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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And none of them for you. All photos shot yesterday evening, August 19th. Posted in order edited. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I've been busy with portrait business and school starting this week. I have sessions to put on flash drives and sessions to shoot and a crazy September coming up. I have two shoots today. But here is a snapshot of my portrait work. I have so much I want to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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It was hot, it was too crowded, it was the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival. My cousin came from North Carolina so we met them to go to the festival. The Watermelon Festival is a great, widely promoted festival. I love that we have all this social media that helps us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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In 1895 my Great Grandfather set up their homestead near Umpire Arkansas. The house still stands where ten children were raised and traditions were born. Every year our large, extended family gathers to reunite, a tradition that survives despite the loss of the Great Grandparents and now their ten children... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I decided to take my handy, dandy macro lens out to the farm to chase down some tiny bugs and photograph them, or flowers, or junk whatever caught my eye. I arrive, to see My Mom, Dad, Brother, and younger Sister, congregated around a hole in the front yard.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I began seriously exploring the world of macro photography yesterday. Here are a few of my first images. Because who doesn't love a little mushroom (in their yard). My beautiful pears. I think I will enjoy macro photography. These were shot with a 100mm macro f2.8 lens, Tokina lens.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The beautiful Cossatot River near Umpire and Wickes Arkansas. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The beautiful Cossatot River near Umpire and Wickes Arkansas. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I need to pack, I need to go to sleep. I am spending the weekend with my daughter while the husband and boys stay home. This isn't a plains journey this time we're heading back to my roots. The Arkansas Homeland and the Southeastern Oklahoma homeland of my Grandparents.. So... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Sunset outside of Butte Nebraska The when of a photo doesn't matter does it? The time or date? How far in the past it was? It doesnt' matter to you, the viewer. It might mean everything to me. Yellow clover and a bee in South Dakota If the when of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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And tonight she walked. She was going to leave her camera in the car. She was going to walk a full four miles that she hasn't done that often since she sprained her ankle photographing the sunrise in January. But despite the ankle, and it's subsequent healing 2014 has become... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The images I produce are "mine," there is nothing more insulting for a photographer to find your images attributed to someone else. So I learned how to do reverse image look up today on google. I pulled one of my favorite posts over the last four years my Foss Lake... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So last week was our family vacation, our family vacation. My husband's brother and his family came to Oklahoma and we headed out to Sulphur for a few days at the lake. While they were putting up their tent. Meanwhile we borrowed my Dad's lovely 1974 camper complete with an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Friday we headed over to the lake to check out camping areas and places to go fishing. We stopped by and visited a friend of my husband and I had the chance to go watch his hound dogs get let out to play. Last week was so busy but I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today was one of the coolest July days that I remember in a very long time. 7o degrees in Southern Oklahoma in late July is not normal weather. I'm currently spending more time working on shooting and editing. That's all for now, just a couple of images to show I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I've have been a busy little photographer this week! I've been filling my head and life with portrait images and information. So, what photography business is complete without a cheesey name to complete the business title. So I rebranded and changed the name. But, I had to build a new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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What? You mean you don't take selfies too? So here is your blog writer with a series of selfies. I know, all 37 years of me. Hey, I've always been kind of narcissistic. You haven't figured that out yet? I mean I have spent four years writing a blog all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On the Fourth of July, I went to my Mom's house. I didn't go for a cookout, I didn't go for fireworks. I didn't go to celebrate. The kids and I celebrated Independence Day with the Bray community a week before. Which was a great show. I'm glad to see... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Wedding Photographers in Duncan Oklahoma Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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That last post didn't adequately represent the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library so let me continue. Here is the Presidential Library. It looks somewhat intimidating sitting here in the middle of this Prairie Town. This post I will post some Eisenhower images along with some Abilene images. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Independence Day 2014 seems like a perfect day to honor former President Dwight Eisenhower with a post about the museum, library and boyhood home that I had the opportunity to visit in early June. Although I taught history for quite a few years I didnt' spend a great deal of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I went home this month. On the 18th of June I headed up to visit my friend and her family. I took the time to stop on the road and gaze at my childhood home in Boyd County Nebraska. The long stretch of empty highway that make up the stretch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Monowi is an interesting little town; a tourist destination for the obscure. Monowi has always been there as long as I remember, it is only a few short miles from my childhood home. Grantland writes about Monowi I didn't really pay attention as we drove into "town" - my eye... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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After a week of friends, road trips, a wedding and family I headed home yesterday and of course, not being a storm chaser ended up driving through hours of rain and a severe thunderstorm on Highway 283 in Kansas. I am not a storm chaser, but when it rains... Between... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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In between the long, empty sandhills stretch on Highway 281 in Nebraska I was heading south with no towns to be found for 25 miles on a 100 mile empty stretch of nothing but land. I am NOT a storm chaser. I am, a cloud watcher. But not chaser. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma