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Shadow Shot Sunday – Small Town Downtown Shadows

Found a sculpture with its own bench in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The name of piece is “Infinity.”

Power pole shadows cast in a back alley in Broken Arrow.

And some planters cast a shadow in the morning.

I scared a baby cottontail in our back yard. It’s hiding in the shadows of a flower bed.

Visited some family in western Oklahoma. Went out into their yard in the morning and got this shadows of the fence.

And this morning back in our yard. The first rays of the sun hitting one of our plants.

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4th of July Shadow Shots and Flags

Backyard Shadows with my Hipstamatic App. I got sprocket holes now.

The photographer (more like picture taker really) caught in the act.

Early Morning Branching Out Shadows

Flag Day

Our house flag out front.

2019 Tulsa Run 5K

A giant sized flag for a race.

A small faded flag in a restored prairie schoolhouse in Flandreau, South Dakota.

Happy Independence Day folks. Stay safe.

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Shadow Shot Sunday – Hot Daze of Summer

It’s hot in Tulsa these days. I still get outside though but not for as long as usual nor for anything intense. The above photo is from an App “Nomo” that has a bunch of different analog cameras modeled on it. I used one that made long skinny photos. You’ll have to click on the photo to see the full effect. I know, I could of straightened out but I didn’t want to for artistic reasons which is what us hackers say when we are too lazy.

Window and Blinds

I used it inside as well. I think it might be just the thing for long skinny windows.

Softball Field

I took a walk around Tulsa’s Lafortune Park the other day during the heat of the day. Don’t worry it’s only three miles and I took water. I decided to use the Hipstamatic App. It’s my favorite app but not everybody likes it. In fact my hipstamatic photos are my lowest performing photos on Instagram. So I kind of do them for me. I love the look of them. I have the settings for the “film” and the “lens” set on randomize so I never know what I am going to get.


Here’s a nice bench at Lafortune, out of the shade!!!


I call this “socially distanced shade.” The light leak is one of the effects of Hispatamatic app. I thought it kind of added to the overall sense of heat.

Eye in the Sky

The Sheriff’s Department had this set up at the park. It looks slightly ominous.

Mother Goose and Friends

And I found Mother Goose, Peter Rabbit, and I think Alice at the Park tucked behind the public library.

Kirklands Table and Chairs

Out of the park and at Kirklands. With the A/C on and my app still running. I loved how compact and full of geometry this table and chair set is. You could have a real up close and personal meal with somebody.

Gilcrease Sun Dial
Sundial at the Gilcrease

And then at Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. They had a small but powerful exhibit called “Enslavement to Emancipation: Toward a More Perfect Union.” It consisted of just three pieces of paper. The first one was a letter written in 1520 from Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, to King Charles V, of Spain asking for permission to take people from Africa and use them as slaves in the New World. The second was a certified signed copy of the Declaration of Independence for the United States. That was an amazing thing to see with Thomas Jefferson’s signature on paper that was very fragile. Third was a certified copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Gilcrease is amazing like that. They have a huge number of documents in their collection. Click the link for photos and more information.

So that’s it for my shadows, and bonus information.

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ShadowShot Sunday – Long and Tall, New and Old

Early morning, I sure do look long, tall, and skinny. I got shorter and fatter as the day goes.

I caught myself getting a photo of my wife’s flowers.

Dappled sunlight on Turkey Mountain during a recent hike. It was HOT!!! The dappled shadows were welcome.

From the archives, a sitting area at Tulsa’s fabulous Linnaeus Gardens. Just about any kind of shadow you want.


Another one from the archives. Dappled shadows at the Federal Courthouse in Tulsa.

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Garden Shadows & More

Late afternoon recently capturing the , getting the Garden Bee Shadow

Early in the morning, caught the photographer stealing a photo of my wife’s flowers.

Cycling the River Trails

And just for grins, my earliest “shadow” tagged photo, from 2008 of some bicyclists on the River Parks trails in Tulsa. Sorry for the fuzzy shot. It is from my intentionally crappy but fun Takashi 521FX camera.


The Takeshi can also do negatives. Here is son on a swing in 2010.


And finally a self portrait of the photographer in action.

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Shadow Shot Sunday – Losing a Tree!!

Tree Stump

We had a tree removed last week. So this post is about losing shadows.

This is a photo from just a day or two before it was gone. It was an ornamental pear tree. My Forest Ranger Dad had been telling me for a long time, “Alan, that is one crappy tree.” I didn’t say anything to him but I was thinking “That crappy tree is the one we have.”

The crappy tree developed a crack that went clear down to the bottom of the trunk. You can’t get much crappier than that. A turkey wishbone type tree.


Here it is in healthier days.

Home Christmas Lights - Impressions - Seurat Afternooon 35 pct

And during Christmas.


And a winter shot with another crappy tree that we removed a couple years ago. My master gardener wife is planning on another tree, a better, tree to be planted in the fall.

I miss my crappy tree though. I loved its shadows.

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Shadow Shot Sunday – Shadow of Time by Anila Quayyum Agha


Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art had an exhibit called Shadow of Time by Anila Quayyum Agha late last year and early this year and it was all about shadows. It was amazing. For sense of the scale look to the benches to the left and right.


And one of the cool things is that visitors could make their own shadows!

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Shadow Shot Sunday – Bike Ride


I went bicycling through a blighted neighborhood in west Tulsa just south of one of the refineries. You would think I was in a rural area instead of five miles from downtown Tulsa.  Note the storm building up to the east. We have lots of storms in Oklahoma. Everybody is a meteorologist. And we have lots of earthquakes now so we are now all seismologists. We feel one and it is like, that’s a 3.8, others go no, no way that high, more like 3.5. Thanks to twitter we get confirmation of our guesses within minutes. Practice makes perfect!


I went across a pedestrian bridge earlier Note the faint shadows from the chain link fence.


On the same ride later on a trail that used to be a railroad, through Tulsa’s swanky Maple Ridge subdivision. This is a great place to go walk, run, or ride during the heat of the summer.

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