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Opening day of deer season

Deer hunting started this morning. From the people I talked with, it seems like most Oklahomans prefer to skin and butcher their own deer. I ran into 19-year-old Ben Roberts at the Barnsdall check-in station. From there he let me follow him out to a friend’s where he finished up with the deer.

“We do it all by hand here,” he said. “We’re a little poor and can’t afford a butcher.”

Army Sgt. Christopher Gailey laid to rest at 26 years old

There were more than 1,000 people, including about 700 bikers, surrounding the Bartlesville church where services were held Saturday during Veterans Day weekend. More supporters dotted the streets and Highway 75 all the way to Gailey’s hometown, Ochelata, Okla., near the Osage County border. Gailey is one of five Oklahoma soldiers killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of September.

11/11

Making the most of it

During my last trip to Kansas I offered to help a friend drop off her car to be fixed. The quick drop off turned into a three hour event after the car broke down along I-35.  Her KSU fan husband was incredibly patient as the clock ticked down to the Wildcat’s kick off, although we could tell he was getting anxious. I, on the other hand, am a Jayhawk. More importantly, I had my camera. Here are a few shots from my venture along the interstate as well as a shot from my drive home.

County Fair

I know it’s been awhile. I’ll get better at more consistent posts someday.

Weekend Warriors

The Warrior Dash hit Tulsa this past weekend, and I got to cover it. It was pretty interesting and a learned a little bit more about what I need to be doing in photography after I edited these photographs, like get in closer.

Osage boxer Ben Cottingham

First day of school