Symmetry

Symmetry

SYMMETRY
Location: Martin Park Nature Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Camera: Nikon Coolpix
Editing: Adobe Lightroom

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Dedicated to kind parking kiosk man

I’m sitting in a super comfy chair with a happy tummy thanks to a turkey sammich with a generous heaping of avocado. The last few days have been a smidge turbulent. I’ve lost my normal routine of awake by 6:00, lunch at 1:00, dinner and sleep before 10:00. Without the routine I have gradually become waaaaaaaay distracted from keeping up with my daily and multi-daily medications that help relieve the razor edge of anxiety and numbing pressure of depression. Amazing how the routine that I felt was once becoming boring is now a comfort I’m hoping to regain. And then, surprise! I started a new job! Since moving to Oklahoma I’ve given more dedicated attention to my job search and on a whim I applied to a temp position that sounded fun managing data for a research project. I was right, it’s going to be fun – there’s just a bunch to learn super quick so I can jump in running. As I left the office on my first day a new face asked if I was having fun yet and I was able to honestly give her a, ‘actually I am!’. Then I went home and crashed on the couch after figuring out the parking ticket I earned myself the first day on the job (thank you kind kind parking kiosk man for working with my horrible sense of direction and inability to read signs under pressure).

All of the new can be so overwhelming and confusing and tiring(see above venting) but it can also be exciting and wonderful and beautiful (see below field of flowers and grass).

Flower filed

Location: Norman, OK
Camera: Nikon Coolpix
Editing: Adobe Lightroom

Sailing

Monterey SailboatLocation: Monterey Bay, CA
Camera: Nikon Coolpix
Editing: Lightroom

Bunny

I spy with my little eye … bunny ears!Peter Cotton Tail

Location: Lubbock, TX
Camera: Nikon Coolpix
Editing: Lightroom

Family Portraits

On Friday I met a sweet family at a local park to photograph a few family portraits for the first birthday of their little girl. These are just a snippet of my favorites from our fun together that morning.12WalkingInayah in Basket5Dads ShoesLocation: Norman, OK
Camera: Nikon Coolpix
Editing: LightRoom & Photoshop CC

Sun Rays

After a fun evening learning how to play Bunco with new friends on Friday night I made a cup of coffee and stayed up late looking through photos from a family portrait session earlier in the day (Once the editing is finished, I’ll ask the family if they would like to be featured on the blog so y’all can see all the fun we had!). I then wandered over to my Lubbock photography folder on my desktop and allowed myself to miss the familiar faces and sky for a few minutes while I touched up the landscape in this photo. Have you ever considered how the sky can look totally different from one place to another? Lubbock’s landscape was so flat it made the heavens above seem so much more expansive than anywhere else I’ve seen. It makes you feel so small but also as if possibilities are endless. It makes you feel like there is room to breathe. ¬†Was it wise to stay up until 2am looking through photos? Maybe not. But the comfort from the familiarity was worth the sleepy haze of the following morning and the inspiration to seek out some new sky in Oklahoma made it worthwhile.RaysLocation: Lubbock, TX
Camera: Nikon Coolpix
Editing: Lightroom & Photoshop