Happy Snow Day! My wife and I took our dogs for a walk at George M. Sutton Wilderness Park in Norman this morning while I captured these snowy shots.
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For the Fourth of July, I went with some friends to watch the fireworks in Norman. I took my camera and tripod with me and this year I did some long exposure photographs. I had seen a photo of this technique online and thought it was a cool idea to try out myself. Normally, I don’t care to take pictures of fireworks because I prefer to enjoy the moment and they never look that great anyway, however, these turned out amazing!
For this session, my f-stop was at 20 with an exposure time of one minute for most of the pictures. Because of the time it took to capture the image and then process it, I only took several photos, which also allowed me to enjoy the show not from a viewfinder.
We had a special viewing spot on top of a parking garage we enjoyed. We didn’t have to deal the mud, bugs, crowds, and the traffic from Reaves Park. 😎
I hope you had a great weekend!
This whole photo shoot session was completely serendipitous. I was at the Norman Music Festival when this woman was wanting to take a picture of this lady and her bird. My wife suggested they take the photo in the alleyway behind MAINSITE where there’s this mural featuring birds by Skip Hill. I had my Panasonic camera with me as I was taking pictures and video of the music festival for Uncovering Oklahoma, and so I tagged along, to show them where the mural was located and to take a few pictures myself.
These photographs are not for sale. This was only a fun, serendipitous moment I wanted to share.
I walked about five miles today checking out all of the St. Patrick’s Day activities happening in Oklahoma City for Uncovering Oklahoma. I had shared my adventures live on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook so if you missed anything, here’s my recap.
The most family friendly St. Patrick’s Day event award for the day I have to say goes to the Myriad Gardens. There were games, food, and performances. The white dog in the photos is a therapy dog named Apollo. Yes, I petted the doggie. The small dog with hat was named Snickers. Food trucks at the Myriad Gardens included: The Healthy Hippo, Twist Pretzels, and Junction Coffee, which is a coffee bar inside a double-decker bus (I have them slated to be on the Uncovering Oklahoma Weekly show). There was a ton of children’s activities, including art and guy building a bird’s nest for kids to play in.
For the holiday, I got lunch from St. Paddy Cakes and some cookies from Pitchfork Kitchen. Yum!
I took this picture of Katiebug’s spring break trailer park they had set up next to Bleu Garten. They’re an OKC food truck serving natural shaved ice, hot chocolate, and organic artisan marshmallows. They are worth checking out!
McNellie’s in the Midtown District had a block party for the adults. Opolis Clothing was there selling St. Patrick’s Day and OKC themed shirts, which was the only t-shirt vendor I saw today selling St. Patrick’s Day themed clothes.
In addition to the block party all of the Midtown Plaza Court shops, like TRADE Men’s Wares and The Black Scintilla, were open.
The main attraction at the Bricktown St. Patrick’s Block Party was the live music. There were also food trucks along with all of the usual Bricktown activities, like mini-golf, movies, restaurants, bowling, canal rides, and more.
Fifth Stop: Home.
My wife got off work so I came home and meet up with her. We took the dogs for walked first before we headed to Oklahoma City.
Started the ShopHop event, which happens Every Third Thursday in the Automobile Alley District, with dinner at Peloton Wine Bar. My wife and I browsed around the few shops that were open. I bought myself a new t-shirt from SHOP GOOD. It’s part of their new spring line of clothes.
After ShopHop, we called it night and rightful so!
I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day!
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