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Cypress trees in the Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma

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An Explosion of Color

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My free ebook, An Explosion of Color, includes nearly 40 photos showcasing the spectacular fall colors in north Texas and Oklahoma from 2022. My trip to Beavers Bend State Park was unfortunately cut short, but I was still able to come home with several photos that I was quite happy with.

The ebook also includes several short essays which provide additional backstories and context around several of the photos. Download it here!

I first had the pleasure of "discovering" the beauty of Oklahoma back in 2019, when a local Dallas/Fort Worth photographer - Jon Fischer - invited me to join him and some others on a trip to northern Arkansas that April. I've shared the story many times by this point, but I had only occasionally interacted with Jon through a local Facebook photography group, and I wasn't entirely certain he invited the right Michael... but I wasn't going to turn down the offer!

Wanting to get as much photography in as possible over a long weekend away from my job at the time, I opted to meet up with Jon in Broken Bow, Oklahoma before heading to our meetup point with the rest of the group in Arkansas the next day.

To that end, I owe Jon for introducing me to Beavers Bend State Park, a location that has become one of my favorite "local" spots for photography; it's only 4-5 hours away from my house. That's pretty local in Texan terms! I've since returned several times over the years, seeking out new opportunities to photograph this little gem tucked in the southeast corner of Oklahoma.

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