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Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Oklahoma City, OK

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I am a musician and a photographer which places me in the long list of musician - photographers, the most notable of whom are Ansel Adams and Paul Coponigro. But those are just the two most well known. There are many of us. Music and photography seem to be intimately intertwined.

I hold a music degree from Southern Nazarene University and am an active performer on the French horn as well as being a high school orchestra director. I learned photography while still in high school and have extensive experience with film, from 35mm to 4x5. During my film years, I was a devoted Zone System practitioner with many years of darkroom experience in both color & B&W. As digital has taken over my work, I miss the faint orange glow and the smell of acetic acid and still prefer traditional wet prints for monochrome.

I have covered much of Oklahoma on assignment for Oklahoma Today magazine and maintain an extensive catalog of photographs of Oklahoma including Western and Native American subjects. One of my favorite photographic destinations is the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife refuge in southern Oklahoma. Other subjects include rural and urban scenes from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Alaska My photographs have been published in regional and national publications, on calendars, in textbooks and in many other places.

Oklahoma is a well kept secret. Here the country changes coasts. Eastern Oklahoma is the western edge of the eastern woodlands and western Oklahoma is the beginning of the Great American Southwest. While there are no snow-capped mountain peaks or sea coasts, almost every other kind of American landscape is in Oklahoma. From desert mountains in the southwest the great plains of the central area and the woodlands of the east, the landscape is varied and subtle. It's a great place to live and work as well as visit. I hope you enjoy these photographs.




 

Great White Heron by Richard Smith

 

Snowy Egret by Richard Smith

 

Snowy Egret by Richard Smith

 

Cooper's Hawk #3 by Richard Smith

 

Cooper's Hawk #2 by Richard Smith

 

Turner Falls by Richard Smith

 

Creek and Wood at Roman Nose State Park #2 by Richard Smith

 

Abandoned School by Richard Smith

 

Creek and Wood at Roman Nose State Park #1 by Richard Smith

 

Hairy Vetch - Vicia villosa by Richard Smith

 

Redheaded Woodpecker on a Dead Tree by Richard Smith

 

Egrets at last Light #1 by Richard Smith

 

Egrets at last Light #3 by Richard Smith

 

Egret in a Bare Tree by Richard Smith

 

Black Crowned Night Heron mimics Parrot by Richard Smith

 

Egrets in the Trees #2 by Richard Smith

 

Egrets in the Trees #1 by Richard Smith

 

Buffalo on the Plains by Richard Smith

 

Lost Lake by Richard Smith

 

A Tree on the Shore by Richard Smith

 

Bufalo in the Wichitas by Richard Smith

 

Cardinal on a Post #3 by Richard Smith

 

Cardinal on a Post #2 by Richard Smith

 

Spotted Sandpiper by Richard Smith

 

Cardinal on a Post by Richard Smith

 

Yearling Buck by Richard Smith

 

doe and Yearling Buck by Richard Smith

 

Spotted Sandpiper by Richard Smith

 

Baltimore Oriole by Richard Smith

 

Baltimore Oriole by Richard Smith

 

NIght Heron Stare Down by Richard Smith

 

Night Heron in a Tree by Richard Smith

 

Hey Get Offa My Tree #1 by Richard Smith

 

Hey - Get Offa My Tree #2 by Richard Smith

 

Hey Get Offa My Tree #3 by Richard Smith

 

Just Showin' Off #2 by Richard Smith

 

Just Showin' Off by Richard Smith

 

Egret Showing Off by Richard Smith

 

Osprey in Flight by Richard Smith

 

Scisor-Tailed Flycatcher by Richard Smith

 

Osprey in Flight by Richard Smith

 

Osprey on a Dead Tree by Richard Smith

 

Egret at Rest by Richard Smith

 

Osprey in Flight by Richard Smith

 

Osprey on a Dead Tree by Richard Smith

 

Osprey on a Dead Tree by Richard Smith

 

Bobcat by Richard Smith

 

Bobcat by Richard Smith