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Ouachita National Forest

  This past weekend Celia and I made our way over to Ouachita (pronounced Wash-i-tah) National Forest, just a few hours south and east of Tulsa. The cooler weather made for a perfect day of exploring the winding roads of Eastern Arkansas where cell service was in short supply.  I only snapped a limited number of photos, but I was able to capture some video so you could see the highlights from our trip.  By the time we made it back to Tulsa, it was after 1 am and just in time for the (surprise!) tornado. Fortunately, we only received high winds and some minor flooding, but parts of Tulsa just to our west weren't so lucky. The situation could have been much...

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Robbers Cave State Park

Hi friends, hope everyone has had an amazing week! I spent last weekend on the road and ended up at one of Oklahoma's many state parks: Robbers Cave. It is located about 45 minutes southeast of Eufaula near Wilburton. I had no idea it even existed! That's what I love about jumping in the car and seeing where you end up.   If you're a history buff, Robbers Cave is interesting because of the famous outlaws who used to frequent the cave—Jesse James and Belle Starr being the most notorious and thus the name "Robbers" Cave. The state park also offers some amazing views, and if you fancy yourself an outdoors enthusiast you will not be disappointed. Here is a view...

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How I Got Started in Photography

I really have to credit my mom with getting me started in photography. Every time we'd go on a trip as a kid, I'd beg her to buy disposable cameras to take with us so I could snap photos along the way. I couldn't get the images printed until we returned home, but it was a cool experience for me to be able to fill a roll of film while we were out on the road. I honestly think that's why I enjoy it so much now, it sorta takes me back to when I was a kid. Starting out with disposable cameras was probably the best thing I could have done besides buying a full-blown film camera. Having a limited number of shots made...

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This Close to Missing the Shot at Devils Den State Park

A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there's a story that you can't see just by looking at a picture. Take this photo for example.   This was taken in August of last year while hiking through Devil's Den State Park in Arkansas. It was hot that day, but where we were at in the park it was rather cool. Combined with the humidity, the temperature difference made it extremely damp, almost foggy. The further we hiked, the muggier it got. I snapped this photo just before I put my camera back in my bag, fearing I had already ruined it. The rest of the day I was disappointed because of all of the shots I wasn't getting, not...

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