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It may seem strange, but some of my favorite images lately have been out of focus. Let me clarify. I have methodically selected certain lenses and purposefully thrown the image out of focus. The result, a nice painterly image with vibrant hues and intriguing shapes. I have never learned how to paint, so  I feel this will be as close as I come.

slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157617396714515/show/

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 Getting out of class early led to a nice leisurely afternoon of out of focus image making. by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

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What do you do on a Saturday night in Warrensburg? A question often asked. Well, this last weekend my girlfriend and I chose to go see the dirt track races on Highway 13, just north of Warrensburg. We had a blast! The temperture was perfect, the cars were loud, and the fans were fun too. I knew there might be some interesting faces amongst all those race fans. To my joy, the clouds were very dramatic and made for a great backdrop to the race track. I am glad I had my earplugs, because it is too loud without them. I don’t care what anyone says, you are losing hearing if you don’t where them…its not you just getting used to the noise.

Well here is the slideshow from the night, and below are some of my favorites. http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157617393595948/show/

 

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Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

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Lower taxes, less government control, and more fiscal responsibility were a few of the many topics at the recent Tea Party in Kansas City, Mo. On April 15th, tax day, thousands of Americans voiced their opinion on the governments lack of accountability and responsibility. This peaceful protest was not a one party gathering, rather a group unified by the common belief of the government spending too much and taxing excessively as well. I attended both as a supporter as well as photographer. It was a great experience and opportunity for some excellent images as well. The main idea I wanted to portray was the variety of people and attitudes. I did not see just young people, or just elderly people, it was a mixture of all ages. I saw blacks, whites, and Hispanics amongst others I probably didn’t see. The enormity of these Tea Parties were downplayed by much of the local and national news organizations, even in Mid West America. This shows the declining honesty much of the media is suffering from. Even the local Kansas City Star had their own account of the event that did not give the credit due to this protest. Here are some images to show the scale and attitudes at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City where the Tea Party was held.

Slide show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157616758441955/show/

 

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Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

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Fly fishing in the Ozarks is an awesome experience. With the clear, swift, and beautiful trout streams combined with the steep bluffs, crystal clear water, and the wildlife that abounds on the lakes, there is nothing better.

Recently I went with a good fly fishing friend to the North Fork of the White River in the pursuit of a good time and good fishing. We were successful at both. The trout fishing was awesome! I caught over 30 fish that day, while Kevin caught the largest fish: an eighteen inch Brown trout. After a day of fishing the river, we decided to head to the lake for some warm water fish. Taking my Dad along was a good idea since he was most successful and provided a dinner of fillets. White bass, small mouth bass, Kentucky bass, and walleye were among the species caught that outing. Below are some photos that I found especially good. Click on the link to see all the images from the weekend in a slide show.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157616427517998/show/

 

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Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

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Here is a  few of my favorite images from a recent Editorial Class assignment. This is my very first attempt at shooting food….I’m better at eating it. 🙂

 

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Slideshow of the rest.

 

Editorial: Food

Editorial: Food by you.

 Editorial: Food by you.

 Editorial: Food by you.

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Check out my new page at the top of this page. I wrote a day by day account of my recent trip to Colorado.

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https://naturallycomposed.wordpress.com/from-missouri-to-colorado-a-photo-story/

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Here is a quick selection from Colorado. Here is a link to the slideshow that shows the rest of my images. Enjoy.

 

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Dream Lake Panorama by you.

Unrelenting by you.

Specular Light by you.

Black and White Panorama by you.

Black and White Panorama by you.

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