ONE Photograph!

IF….

IF you had to…..

IF you had to pick only ONE….

IF you had to pick only ONE photography…..?

Which ONE would it be?

If you had to pick ONLY ONE photograph that described YOU, the life you have lived….only ONE photograph to describe who you are, where you came from, what you enjoyed, only ONE for others to remember you by—–Which ONE would it be?

Often this choice isn’t ours to make. Tragedies strike. Fires burn buildings, which contain belongs which have memories….and all is gone. Tornadoes take these same things and scatter them to the four corners of where ever or rip them all to shreds. Gone. People leave this world for the next and someone else takes the lead in choosing THEIR favorite photographs….but IF you had to choose, could you?

What would you look for? What would you see? Would you care?

In the digital age, we have cameras to document everything. Mother Nature still decides to thin things out now and again….but our life is in pictures. We post them on Facebook, Instagram, blogs, twitter, and whatever social media platform we choose to play with on whatever given day.

Will Rogers
George Washington
The Mona Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

People say once it is in cyberspace, it is there forever. Forever is a LONG time and data gets lost in cyberspace. The photo may survive…but knowledge of the person(s) in it may not be wholly accurate.

What photo would you choose to be you…forever and why? What do you think that photo says about you that you want to have people remember?

Princess of the People
Princess Grace
Rita Hayworth (pin-up)
Christopher Reeve (or Superman)
Linda Carter or Wonder Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos here are not mine…they are however some I think you will recognize. They are what we see (or saw) of one specific person or idea of a person/character….they help get the point across. What say you?

~~Misha

 

 

 

Welcome to 2013!

Welcome to the Resolutions!

…and no I don’t mean “revolutions” though sometimes revolving doors make awesome concepts and also can be awesome photo subjects…. 😀

At any rate….it is 2013! and a time for new beginnings!

New beginnings means new goals and hopefully new adventures too!

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Here is a look at 2012 in photos….cause that’s what I love…sharing memories through photography and art.

In 2013, I hope to meet many more interesting people, families, friends, and discover many new treasures, wonders and places to share with YOU!

Stay in touch…. 😀

 

Halloween Festival – October Holidays!

I love the Month of October!

I know you are probably tired of hearing me say that but it is so true. It is the time for fun and lots of events are taking place. Check out Haunted Castle at the Castle of Muskogee. I love costumes and photos and people! This is the perfect time and place for both!

For more photos, please visit my gallery. Don’t forget to Call 918-381-7972 for your Halloween Session!

 

Tulsa, OK Photowalk

 

Yes, I am from Oklahoma. No, we don’t live in tents and hunt buffalo.

Tulsa is a wonderful place. Though it is not the only place I have lived, it is the place I have lived the longest. Downtown is beautiful. The City is being redone here and there and is looking wonderful. I love the architecture of downtown Tulsa. Check out some shots I took while walking downtown with friends:

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If you would like to see more of downtown Tulsa, please visit my Galleries page! 😀

Have a great day…and come and visit Tulsa, OK sometime!

If you want to know more about Tulsa, OK…check out these resources…click on a link!

Visit the Tulsa Library

Check out Tulsa Urban Weekly! Great source of happenings in TULSA!

Check out some photos of TULSA, OK here!

Visit the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce

Visit the Tulsa Historical Society

Visit the Tulsa World for local news.

Visit the Tulsa Garden Center for some culture AND history!

 

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!