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and I also custom design wedding and special event stationery.
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Desktop calendar wallpaper

In honor and memory of my dad, whose 62nd birthday would have been yesterday, this month's wallpaper comes from a trip to Alabama, home of my Tarleton lineage.

One of my all-time favorite images of Dad came from a trip to Oklahoma, home of another family tree branch. I think his eyes are closed, and it's definitely out of focus, but there's more to a great photo than technical beauty. What does a great image make you feel? What does it make you remember? For me, this picture of Dad and the closeup of the tall weeds at sunset remind me of a day Dad was happy and at peace.  A day he was so excited to teach my second cousin and me all about Oklahoma and where my grandma grew up.

So when we traveled to Alabama in November 2008, I was happy to have the chance to shoot a similar image in another place Dad was always happy and at peace. And it brought me peace. This one's for you, Mr. Mo.

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April 2100 desktop calendar wallpaper


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About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website:

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