Solstice

Summer Solstice:

the longest DAY of the YEAR!

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Summer!

Summer is almost here!….

The first day of summer is usually somewhere arounnd June 21st. This year is about that….wow….June is almost gone. But summer is arriving.

Hope everyone haad a wonderful time celebrating Father’s Day!

This weekend should present some awesome photo opportunities. I will be visiting southeastern Oklahoma in the Kiamichi Mountains. Beaver’s Bend State Park is lovely. I remember seeing it in the fall when all the leaves were turning. This will be a different time of year for me of course but I am looking forward to it. 😀

I hope to have plenty of photos to share here with you soon.

Have a lovely week and check back to see what I have captured….

or call and make an appointment to have a portrait done. Summer and Spring make for lovely on-location shoots….

 

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival (OKRF) 2011

 

Ok…I have been a lousy blogger since my last post.

I admit my photography days have been on vacation. I spent most of May with family or volunteering on weekends at the Castle of Muskogee. For those that have never been to the Castle of Muskogee or have never seen OKRF, please allow me to share this year’s experience with you.

Royal Gauntlet - birds of prey show
OKRF- bird of Prey show –Ritual in flight

The photo above was posted on facebook. I don’t know the  photographer personally but I had to post the awesome photo they captured…here is a link to their FB page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pendale-Designs/294567012062

Thank you Pendale Designs!

I volunteered to be part of Royal Gauntlet – birds of prey show at the fair. I have done this off and on for the last six years. This year is the first year I did not have a camera 24/7 at the Ren-Fair. This is unusual for me. I usually end up with 400 photos a day to go through and post. Apparently this  year was very different. Most of the pics I have and enjoy were taken by friends and fellow photographers that share an interest in Royal Gauntlet and its activities as a Rehabilitation facility for birds of prey. You can follow Royal Gauntlet on facebook and at www.theroyalgauntlet.com.

 

I would love to showcase a few photos from fellow photographers here in this blog. Photography is a hobby, love, and career for me. I share my interest with many others and therefore would love to share their work here too. There are some wonderfully talented photograaphers out there. I am glad to call these particualar photographers my friends.

Rich Andes: (Hawthorn Photography)

Rich has some amazing photos of people who are cast, venders, and visitors alike to OKRF. Please visit his site to see more. You won’t be disappointed.

OKRF pirates and birds of prey
Pirates and birds of prey at OKRF

Rich captured several awesome shots during the month of May 2011 at OKRF. This was a personal request so I had to share it with you. Thank You Rich!

 

Christopher McCauley was another photographer that attended fair with Royal Gauntlet. He captured some of my favorite fair friends and I simply have to share those too….thanks Chris!

 

Damsel In This Dress with Lady Misha and Ritual (owl)
Visit the best corset maker at OKRF!

You can find “Damsel corsets” online at http://www.damseldress.com/. Michelle does steampunk, ren-fair, and fantasy….she is awesome! This year I finally managed a photo with her…thanks again Chris!