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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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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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, while my oldest was learning to parallel park (I know, I know, I could teach her but everyone who rides with me is terrified). She terrifies me when she's driving and I can't handle it very well. My anxiety does not make for a good drivers education teacher. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So I dropped the kid off for her driving lesson at the train depot in Pauls Valley. We made it just in time for the Amtrak between OKC and Ft. Worth to arrive. The Heartland Flyer is it's name. We had an hour to spare before the Toy Action Figure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, it's been a couple of years since I've stopped at Pauls Valley and yesterday I had to be there for a few hours. My oldest son and I decided to visit the museums in town and the Toy Action Figure Museum was the main attraction. Oh hey! I love... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Last Saturday my Sister and I set out to go to see Rob Thomas in Concert at The Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. Since we were spending a day to go see the great Rob Thomas (of Matchbox Twenty fame) in concert we decided to make a little side trip... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Sister is finally warming up to us. She's kind of stand-offish for a dog but she's definitely got personality. She didn't go on a walk today since Pumpkin was spayed yesterday the dogs had to stay home and couldn't go out and play. A steady mist was what was happening... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I'm tired of Facebook. I'm tired of twitter. I'm tired of Buzzfeed. I'm tired of Huffington Post. I'm tired of Slate. I'm tired of Jezebel. I'm tired of Breitbart. I'm tired of reading these high click worthy blogs who are filled with yellow journalism - "Yellow journalism, or the yellow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I while I was waiting for a letter in the snail mail about my graduate application, in my inbox it pops up that a decision has been made about my application to OU's Fine Arts program. This was the decision: So, we love to write about our success but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The kid had been delivered so he could continue his journey to school and I turned my car around and headed down the road a mile only to see a skinny dog in the middle of the road. Now, this was a dog that I've never seen before and he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Saturday I spent the day with my Native Sisters at Norman as we had a group dinner waiting to go see the film "Drunktown's Finest" at the Native Film Festival in Norman. Our group luncheon before the film festival was with a J.D., PhD, Two girls who recently the White... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, school canceled before the rain turned to ice and the ice turned into snow. Pumpkin is a door dasher so if the door opens she runs out. She didn't want to stay outside today. I didn't want to stay out today. I felt obligated to catch a few frames... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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My only shot today. I stayed inside and was relatively lazy. We were so iced in today that even my husband had the day off. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So I'm quite sure we've never had a snowy February 28th. Tomorrow we will be iced in on March 1st for a very late winter. Today the husband, boys and myself went out to the farm for some walking, sledding and outdoors time. I wasn't about to drive so I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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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 Feb 27, 2015 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 Feb 20, 2015 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