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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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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 2 hours ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Last night was my 11th Sting Concert, on January 11th, 2015. How appropriate. He put on an awesome show! I went out for some long exposure street photography before the show. Lots of lights around the American Airlines Center. This was fun. I was approached by an officer who asked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Misting rain and this was on the highway at midnight, so I didn't stay long. No stars tonight. This song always makes me think of dark highways late at night. Write text here... Related articles Speed Limit 55 Ice Skating in Dallas Yankton, South Dakota Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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If you've been reading my blog over the years, you will know that I despise powerlines in shots and will go out of my way to avoid them or not take the shot at all. As we left Duncan and headed out on Plato Road the moon was working it's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I went out to shoot the stars last night again. This tree was illuminated by the activity that is going on at the gas well that has been drilled across the property. It was only 15 degrees outside. I love these long exposure shots. So this old car has been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I got up at 4am this morning to go do some photography. I've been seeing stars, what amazes me is when I come home to process these images there are so much more than meets the eye. I also took a nap and went out for more night shooting after... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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We'll be counting stars. So, tonight I fell in love with the darkness. I fell in love with being out in the darkness. I've always been wary of the dark, but tonight I love it. It feels so good to accomplish a goal. Although this is my first night truly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So I went down the rabbit hole of my photo archives the other day. I went through random file after file from 2002-2009. I am amazed at the change in technology, my children and my skills. I pulled out my oldest archives to find a photo of Petey; our Red... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I wanted to write about things I don't care about. I wanted to write about my absolute apathy for people and their problems. Do you remember A-Ha? I like this song "The Sun Always Shines on TV" I wonder why people are obsessed with their photographs to the point that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I have decided to broaden my photography horizons and work with my ever present insomnia. But I don't believe I'm an insomniac since there are hours of the day I have no trouble sleeping. I still get my eight hours every night or morning. I would post the other photos... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I haven't found a resolution, so there is no resolution. So, I stayed up most of the night last night. I didn't celebrate, I didn't drink. I did clean the kitchen and cook. I decided to stay up and make my husband's breakfast since he had to go to work... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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For the record I've dealt with this issue more than once in my photography career and if you google topic you will find not one but HUNDREDS of posts devoted to the topic of why the photographer OWNS the images. We do. The cops can't search our cameras without a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I went out for some snowday shots before sunset on Saturday. It looks as if we have another round of winter on the way. I took the wide angle lens out and used it. Above is my best shot of my little drive outside of town. So after a few... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So I was thinking of criteria for screening potential clients who are willing to work with my vision and immediately this movie title popped into my head. Must Love Dogs. Because... how can you not love dogs. "Happiness is a warm puppy." —Charles M. Schulz "Okay Dad, I'll go get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I will Rise Above This . Yesterday stunk, like all day ruined- hurt, angry and awful. I was upset. I cried more than once, I couldn't sleep all night. It was a day that I allowed someone else's crappy attitude and ignorance to shape my emotions. If someone says "I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The "spirit of Christmas" sure doesn't last long. I didn't get into photography to deal with people. My "own business" happened more than I planned it. I don't like dealing with rude, hateful, unhappy people. I won't. So I'm a blogger. I'm a writer, so I'll write, because writing makes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, my Christmas photos wouldn't load all 67 photos. So Christmas evening has been the great 2014 file purge and transfer and I had to work with my lightroom so I can continue to access all of those photos. But, it was a good Christmas. This was only part of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So in my life well documented, here are some images of Christmas Eve 2014. Here is my darling Yumi Monster, who does like the sweater but wasn't too thrilled about the Santa hat. Pumkin just decided to sit down under the tree. We can't have presents directly under the tree... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma