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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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It's been a couple of years since we went to Dallas before Christmas. So we took a day this week and headed down to Dallas to the Galleria for some Christmas shopping and some ice skating. I thought we would go to the museum first but they were closed that... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Dear Nebraska, I recently read in the news of your lawsuit against Colorado. Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Law <- go read if you haven't. I am a landscape photographer, I love photographing beautiful Nebraska when I've been up there in the last couple of summers. I love... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I had to get out of the house today. Dark, dreary, December day. Forty degrees and four thirty by the time I made it to the farm with my dogs. So I want to show you what it really was today. Not a "better" version of the colors of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I found a super cool little app to put on my phone, an iPhone remote shutter to operate my Canon 6D through wifi. Now, I've had this app but no time and ambition to figure it out. I also knew it would require my tripod which I've never used... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Rant time. I have a pet peeve. I cannot stand listening to people get all pissy that someone says "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"- the so called "War on Christmas" unleashes the word etymology geek in me. I also have this word etymology geek residing in my dislike of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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With an 80% chance of rain my Sunday afternoon session was rescheduled for a Sunday morning session. We barely missed the rain and ended up having our shoot at the local park. But that being complete the rain passed by four and I took my Red Heeler Pup, Pumpkin out... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I said I had many posts that I could do from my travels last Summer and I haven't forgotten. I am browsing through my images and found some that I liked from Yankton. Named for the Yankton Nakota tribe. It is located on the Lewis and Clark Trail and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So this is the first year that I've been heavily into reading material on the web written by photographers in the "industry." Prior to this year I have used a couple of books and just played it by ear. I didn't really understand the technical side of photography and at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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This evening is relaxing because I'm caught up on editing. Caught up on work? No way. I need to calculate end of year expenses and income, I also need to reorganize my computer and relocate files and save on other hard drives. So, photography is a never ending project. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Saturday was busy, busy, busy... I photographed this great family first thing Saturday! I love seeing them again because I have been to quite a few of their family events this year and it's so nice to make connections like these through my photography. As you get to know people... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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After five sessions this weekend... I caught the sunset on the way home. I have heartburn that never ends every night. I hope to catch up on work tomorrow and be able to have the rest of the week to catch up in my home. I give up and am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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"She's moody, she's grey, she's mean, and she's restless." It was foggy this morning when I left to take the kids to school. It was still foggy after I returned home so I grabbed my camera to go out and do some shooting of a different mood. So much of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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"It Belongs in a Museum" - - This article just came out that the Museum of the Great Plains is Set to Close For Major Renovation Project. Because I feel very fortunate to know of this project I was contacted about some ice storm images from last December. So, I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I'm finally home from my portrait session and I sit down to edit photos and I look over and see this. Grab the camera and snap a few of Buddha Zim. Who had knocked over the tiny Christmas tree. We haven't really decorated yet, but - soon. and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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In the corner of Kansas on the way to Haigler Nebraska you will find a roadside monument at a place called Cherry Creek. I was out on an adventure with my sister in law that day, we were just going to places we haven't been. I didn't expect to find... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Pumpkin almost had the best Thanksgiving ever. My Mother, Brother-in-Law, Father, Brother and oldest Son. No, we don't dress up, there is no show, there are no group photos, just the familiarity of our holiday traditions. It's nice and relaxed, just like family should be. Happy Thanksgiving. Related articles Leaves... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I don't do the whole 30 days of being Thankful on Facebook. So, as I sit here baking a cake with cranberries boiling. I'm thankful for a lot of things. I don't always express what I'm thankful for, because I know I am. So as I sit and watch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Tonight I did what I love. I walked, I took photos. I didn't have enough time, but I had some. I want to write about passion and I will. I think about a lot of things that I don't write about, I would be a much better writer if I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Since, at the moment I only have time for portrait photography and portrait photography work I'm going to do a week in review post with some of my best shots. This week consisted of one wedding and two portrait shoots. We also had snow and ice and winter weather at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Time to be alone. These are a few shots that grabbed on the way to my Mom's today to pick up my sick 13 year old's homework. I was criticized for saying that I hated to look at bad photography. Yet, photography to some degree is not subjective at all.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So the leaves are turning, I've noticed but haven't had a lot of spare time to enjoy the changing of the seasons. I went out briefly this evening to capture a few images. Anyways, I have session after session packaged up to mail, as of today I just need to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Makes for another portrait post. It's cold today. Welcome to winter, these were all shot in the last month, most of them in the last week. I read a blog posting by a successful photographer who said if you don't charge at least $300 a session your customers won't value... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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"If you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life," NO if you are doing what you love you are STILL working! You still have the pressure of completing a job within a certain time frame. You still have accountability to other people. I'm buried in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today Grandma Wheeler was laid to rest in the cemetery in Watonga. But she lived - she truly was a person who lived. She loved life. She fought to live. She had multiple surgeries, cancer, constant medical issues, yet, she lived. She traveled, she spent time with family all over... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma