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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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Lets go outside. Love macro shooting. It's so cool being able to magnify the obscure. In nature I wonder how impressionism has influenced our love of the bokeh in our photography? Do you think there is a connection? Sassy Lassie posing Sunset on the pond. This is probably the best... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I love the lighting on days like this. I don't feel any desire to ramble about my emotions or any other nonsense. I guess it is a visual thing that people want to connect photos with a particular emotion, the stormy skies. The lighting. I love this lighting, it excites... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today is the second day in a row that I went to the gym and I went out and just shot photographs for fun. So I feel better today. Tomorrow I will return to the weight room and the machines and maybe the pool. This was with that nifty little... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I can't ever get everything straight. So I go out and take photos. So I have this, when I feel like nothing goes right. I turned down another wedding today. This is the third one I can't take because I'm booked. I sure could use the money. I hate money.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Faux French for fake. It's also a snarky word that photographers use in referring to other people who do photography who aren't up to "their standards" whatever those are. Professional Photography --or whatever that is in this day in age is a field that is FILLED with pretentious jerks. Why... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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SOOO...I love this Miranda Lambert song "Old Sh!t" Props have become something I search out now, things that might make my compositions of those portraits just "pop" and become unique. So, portrait photography is silly. My living room is currently filled with crates, baskets and boxes of blocks. Baby blankets,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The photo above is my local county fair's photography entries. I haven't entered the county fair since I was ten (probably). I remember as a kid how much I loved the fair, going through the buildings showing animals, having 4H exhibits. The fair was my favorite time of the year... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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And none of them for you. All photos shot yesterday evening, August 19th. Posted in order edited. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 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 Aug 16, 2014 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