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Nov 19, 2012 10:50 |  #1

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Nov 19, 2012 12:03 |  #2

didn't know there were mountains there, nice vista from there




  
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Nov 19, 2012 12:56 |  #3

Same here. I have always thought of Oklahoma as being rather flat, but I was obvioulsy wrong. Nice shot.


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Nov 19, 2012 13:07 |  #4

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didn't know there were mountains there, nice vista from there

I hail from Lawton OK, near Mt Scott.

When you've seen one mountain in Oklahoma, you've seen them all.


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Nov 19, 2012 14:47 |  #5


I like it!
It makes me want to go back, I just got back from there (Wichita Mountains Reserve) 3 weeks ago. That place it beautiful, and if a person is bored by it, it's because they don't see what others see, because they live there. :) Really, I know people that think where I live is a beautiful place, and I live in Dallas! :rolleyes:;):D
This being lower down on Mt. Scott makes it different than what I shot while I was there, which is good, I always think higher is better, but not so.

Right now, I am actually recuperating from falling at the top of Mt. Scott, I was boulder-hopping up there shooting landscapes and I missed my intended target. Doing that I broke a couple of ribs, I scratched my arm, and my ribs pretty good, I pulled several muscles in my legs, I also pulled some tendons in my legs, I banged up my knee really bad, so I am lucky that was all I did. heheh It has taken 3 weeks, but I finally got to where I can walk for the first time this morning, my wife let me take out the trash.
All that aside, that entire area is really something, I am a flat-lander being from Texas, (talk about flat) but when I go to Oklahoma, I am always surprised at how beautiful that place is. My plans are to actually move there, when possible.
One person may not like it, but another will, please check out Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (external link), (<CLICK Link) you won't regret it, it has it all. It has Bison, Elk, Deer, Prairie Dogs, Coyotes, just to name a few mammals. Right now it has a LOT of Wintering Canada Geese, all kinds of ducks, and God knows what all. This is the perfect time to go too, well, when it's cool, when it's hot, it's HOT, it can get around 110 pretty quick in the Summer months.

I hate sounding like I work for them, but I was so impressed by that place, I needed to mention it, I went in the last of June and in the last of October to the first few days of November.

There are places to stay in motels in Fort Sill/Lawton (20-ish miles East of there), and maybe Meers, I'm not sure about that. The only camping here is on the Doris Campgrounds, it's a VERY nice place, water and electricity is available, not at all places, and it's reasonable to stay there.

This place is a landscape or animal photographers dream, or it can be if you are of the persuasion. :)
All I know is, I am returning as soon as my wife says I can! ;)

Maybe the OP can post more shots of his trip there, then you can see what I mean.

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Nov 19, 2012 15:03 |  #6

That place it beautiful, and if a person is bored by it, it's because they don't see what others see, because they live there.

My point was that there is only one mountain in Oklahoma, so literally, if you've seen one, you've seen them all.


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Nov 19, 2012 15:06 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #7

You should've said that then! :)
It sounded like you didn't like living in Oklahoma and were being grumpy.
That's how it sounded to me. :)
Actually, I didn't know that there was only one true mountain there, now I do.

Thanks for the clarification, I take back what I 'thought you said' then. :)

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Nov 19, 2012 15:33 |  #8

I spent some time in Lawton, Fort Sill and Wichita Mountains in June as we headed out west in our motor home. There were some scenic hills and lakes, as well as beautiful wildflowers and lots of wildlife. Also went through the Glass Mountains and spent time in Enid. While not spectacular like the Rockies, we definitely enjoyed the area. I like your shot, too.

Not to hijack your thread, some of my Oklahoma shots can be seen at http://www.pbase.com/s​parker1/ok (external link) .


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Nov 19, 2012 15:57 |  #9

Been there, did that without breaking any ribs. Couldn't do it now without breaking neck. First time there I was assigned to the Infantry battalion. Hot like blazes in summer and only place I recall where winter wind could carry falling snow from Kansas to Texas.

One unforgettable experience was riding motorcycle through the refuge when the herd of buffalo decided to cross the road. A truly hairy thrill.

Came back years later with my wife and a cousin. We hiked to top and boulder hopped back, great fun.


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Nov 21, 2012 08:23 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #10

Thank you Randy!

That place is truly amazing. I have only been there a few times while down there for work, but that was my weekends on long stays. Cant wait to get back. I have so much more to see.


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Nov 21, 2012 09:33 |  #11

The Lawton area is definitely quite nice. :) Regarding the image, in the future I recommend not placing the horizon smack-dab in the center of the frame...especially when the sky is clear and unremarkable. In this shot the landscape is the main thing and the sky is robbing us (viewers) from seeing more of it. For a shot like this, the horizon would be better no lower than 1/3 from the top of the frame and I would actually put the horizon very high in the frame so there is just a small percentage of the image dedicated to the unremarkable sky. :)


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Nov 21, 2012 09:43 |  #12

Beautiful looking shot


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Nov 21, 2012 21:32 |  #13

dosent that area hold the claim to the largest hill too? You know 1999 feet




  
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Nov 22, 2012 17:12 |  #14

recrisp wrote in post #15264839 (external link)
You should've said that then! :)
It sounded like you didn't like living in Oklahoma and were being grumpy.
That's how it sounded to me. :)
Actually, I didn't know that there was only one true mountain there, now I do.

Thanks for the clarification, I take back what I 'thought you said' then. :)

Randy

If a guy lived in Oklahoma and didn't like it and voiced his opinion he shouldn't catch hell for it. I'm a native Oklahoman and lived most of my life there and am thrilled to no longer live there now that I have a passion for landscape photography. Aside from a small area around Heavener and maybe the Wichita Mts., there is nothing of interest to photograph. It's nothing personal---you could not survive as a landscape photographer in Oklahoma.


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Nov 22, 2012 19:33 |  #15

irishman wrote in post #15277291 (external link)
If a guy lived in Oklahoma and didn't like it and voiced his opinion he shouldn't catch hell for it. I'm a native Oklahoman and lived most of my life there and am thrilled to no longer live there now that I have a passion for landscape photography. Aside from a small area around Heavener and maybe the Wichita Mts., there is nothing of interest to photograph. It's nothing personal---you could not survive as a landscape photographer in Oklahoma.


I am giving him Hell over it? heheh

I don't know if you're being serious, or messing with me. :)

I was (thought I was) being friendly-funny, not rude, I had several smiley faces to show that. (Nobody is going to make me be rude to them here, I'm not that way at all) :) I honestly really and truly did not know that was the only mountain in Oklahoma, and I really and truly now know, and I meant it as a thank you for clearing that up for me. If I was being a jerk, I would've probably used a 'rolling eyes" icon. :)

The difference is, I think that if he had used a smiley icon, I wouldn't have thought 'he' was being "grumpy", so it's just a lack of icon communication, I guess.

One of my biggest things on any forum is the rudeness that one sees on them, and nobody will get it from me, not unless there is really good reason to. :)

Sorry if you thought I meant it as anything else.

On the other part though, I do get it that any place that has a lack of terrain can be limiting, and I believe that you're right, a person couldn't make a living there. Here in Texas, at least we do have a lot of differing terrains, but to me, I'm just tired of a lot of it, like you, I have seen too much of it. (There's a lot that I haven't seen too though) :)

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