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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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A few months ago my Dad mentioned that he'd like to have a metal detector. I thought that sounded pretty cool and thought that I'd like to have a metal detector too. Justin Edmond junior pictured above thought the metal detector was pretty cool too. So after school we went... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So yesterday my Dad celebrated his 76th birthday. It was cold, much like his birthday one year in Nebraska where we had a blizzard and I remember helping with chores on the farm in a snowstorm. This year for his birthday I bought him a metal detector, which we got... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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The company that is clearing the well site had finished some work on it by late Sunday afternoon. These photos were taken while I was photographing the very dark storm clouds. I wasn't really focused on the dirt work, but I was amazed at the difference in the land. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I took off today around noon chasing windmills and contemplating future blog posts of a political nature. I returned from my jaunt into Texas and planned on heading out to my parents house to photograph the site of Oceana (the future gas/oil well on my parents property). I gathered... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I read a blog the other day about how people are missing out on life by trying to document every moment with selfies, photographs and postings. I'm just as guilty of this, moreso. But, I wonder if I'm really missing out or if I've gained. I know by keeping this... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Continental is drilling a well on my Parent's property. I'm going to photograph it. I have heard of photographers being harassed for photography of industrial sites, but you must remember that Photograpy is Not a Crime. And since this is in "my" pasture and on the land that has been... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Not too long ago I posted some photos of my Dad farming his melon field. In the last week the plans have changed substantially. Now half of the melon patch will become an oil/gas well. The site is staked. So the other two wells are pretty much complete, the pipeline... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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LeAnne Howe speaking at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Finally! A warm day, almost hot. The end of March has finally arrived and last week our temperatures were still dipping down into the mid-40s, it looks as if we will finally warm up. It's been two months to the day since I sprained my ankle. It is not "sore"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today was a beautiful day. Windy, but beautiful. So I decided to go out to the lake and capture the sunset and try out my new lenses. Of course taking county roads to the lake we have to take time for the cows. I was scouting a place to do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I just wanted to post about this sweet little piece of glass. This little addition to my collection was made necessary for some indoor candid portrait photography I was doing last week for a charitable organization and I wanted to make sure they had some amazing photos. This wonderful 85mm/f1.8... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Monday I went to Fort Worth., I was joined by my friend Summer at Surviving Summer. I had an important client booked for Tuesday and since my favorite 28-138 zoom lens broke at the Hot Air Ballon Festival in Gainesville, Texas last Fall I had not replaced it. After a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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One of my first ever photography subjects after we purchased the Canon Rebel in Fall of 2009 was my orange cat Milo... I was amazed at the clarity and resolution then... After the great lens disaster at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Gainesville (see link below) I have some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The Native Crossroads Film Festival at OU and the controversial Tiger Lily. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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#notyourmascot, #notyourtonto, #notyourtigerlily, warbonnet, Native American, Redskin, Mascots, Oklahoma Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The solstices, an ancient period of celebration for peoples around the world. Time exists in a natural state and much ceremony has evolved around these seasonal changes. Our modern, industrial world is filled with alarms and this manic obsession with time. A series of photos I shot on my walk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Thursday I made it out to the farm. Thursday I decided I was going to take my camera and go walk a mile. I can easily walk a mile without leaving the property since the oilfield activity is heavy around the area it makes sense to take the dogs back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A picture says a thousand words. Christina Fallin, the Governor's daughter has created a buzz by posting a photo of herself posing in a Warbonnet (a Native headdress that is often used by Whites as a stereotypical representation of Native people). This warbonnet is not a stereotypical representation for some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Halito! On Thursday February 27th I attended the Tribal Sovereignty Symposium at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Its main focus was "Tribal Sovereignty: A Global Perspective." The day consisted of a morning where tribal sovereignty was discussed by local leaders and an afternoon of tribal Sovereignty with interesting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
Thanks it's doing much better than it was! Barely any limp now. But it still gets a little sore. I'm glad I waited until I was older before falling down. I hope yours heals quickly too!
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on A Really Bad Day at Expedition Oklahoma
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It's 3 am. I can't sleep so here is a random photo of one of my roosters.. When you can't sleep you think of a million things and nothing...knowing that soon when it's morning you won't be able to stay awake. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On Sunday afternoon we headed out on a dreary day that put me in mind of an awful day a few years back in which I made my escape to Dallas. We headed out and it was one of those cold, almost foggy almost misty, monotone days which are incredibly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
Thanks for the comments! My ankle is feeling much better, It is still sore and I can't run for another month or so but I think it is healing like it's supposed to. No, it probably wasn't worth that sunrise and I did cry, it was my first sprain that I've ever had and I'm 36 years old!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2014 on A Really Bad Day at Expedition Oklahoma
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I love to take a photograph... So with a fear of Dallas traffic we always set off on our expeditions extra early. We made it to Dallas for the show so early that my little sister and I had time to wander around downtown Dallas near the American Airlines center... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma