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My name is Chris Crum of Chris Crum Photography and I welcome you to my Expressions of America.  I am a passionate photographer and writer with a mission to share observations and experiences of my adventures across this great country.

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American Culture, Architecture, Landscape, Wildlife Photography by Chris Crum

Whether I am hiking in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, fly fishing on Rock Creek in Montana, driving down a windy road in the Flint Hills of Kansas, wandering the streets of Old Town Alexandria in the rain, or sitting by a fire on a remote lake in the "UP" of Michigan, you can be sure that there are going to be some great photos of the event and an intriguing story to accommodate them.  Please join me  on my adventures and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and diverse cultural heritage of this great land we call America.

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Dec 13
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Fly Fishing is a Good excuse to put myself in a Great position to photograph some Amazing country.

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May 13
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The most impressive thing about the whole farming experience is how talented those guys are.  They can fix anything.  As you can imagine once the harvest starts there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of those moving parts break.

Broken Reel web

Read more: Photographing America: Guy, Texas: The Harvest, Part Three

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Jan 13
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There were roughly twelve hundred acres of milo to cut.  We started on the eight hundred acres on the Werla brothers property which was on the other side of Cedar Creek from the farm.  The bridge over Cedar Creek is an old, single lane, wood bridge and has long been a concern of whether it can hold the weight of a full grain truck.  If the bridge failed you would have a full grain truck in the creek and no way to get trucks in or out and the crop would be left to rot in the field.  Every year the inspectors say its good to go and every year there is the pucker factor.

The Harvest web

Read more: Photographing America: Guy, Texas: The Harvest, Part Two

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Jan 13
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When I was down in Texas last April I talked to my Uncle about coming back down in July to help with the Harvest.  He called me in June and we lined it all up.  The problem was they had gotten a ton of rain and he didn't know an exact date.  We would have to play it by ear.   I got the call in mid July and I packed up my personables and Schatzi and left on a Tuesday. 

The Calm Before The Harvest cover

 

Read more: Photographing America: Guy, Texas: The Harvest, Part One

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Aug 12
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Just on the northeast side of New Braunfels lives Bill and Carole Wineinger. They are good friends of my parents since their University of Houston Days and of course their is an interesting story to go along with it.  However, as much as I would love to get into all of that I will stick with the story at hand and this story starts in Hunter, Texas.  Now if you are not familiar with the area, as I most definately wasn't at the time, there is a nice surprise in Hunter. Hunter is the home of the oldest bar in Texas.  So Cindy and myself were much appreciative to Bill and Carole for  starting our visit on such a positive note.

Rileys Tavern web

Read more: Photographing America: New Braunfels, Texas

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Jul 12
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After checking the hog traps again that next morning, to no avail, we headed to Wharton where resides my Uncle Scott and Aunt Nancy.  I had heard a rumor that cousin Kelly was bringing up fifty blue crab from his place near Freeport.  That rumor was squelched immediately upon our arrival as Kelly and my father were elbows deep in a cooler breaking crab.

Blue Crab web

 

Read more: Photographing America: Wharton, Texas

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Jun 12
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The next morning we all loaded up and headed for Guy.  Guy is where my mom, Aunt Nancy, Aunt Jo Ann and Uncle Jimmy were born and raised.  My Uncle Jimmy is the only one still living in Guy and he lives in my great grandmothers house.  It's been refurbished of course.  Jimmy took over the farming operations after my grandfather passed in 1989.

 Jimmy and Phillis

Read more: Photographing America: Guy, Texas

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Jun 12
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That next morning Lou took us to Dot's Diner there in Metarie.  It was just what the doctor ordered to heal oneself from a night on Bourbon Street.  After pounding down three eggs over easy, country ham, hash browns, with wheat toast and washing it all down with five cups of coffee, I was ready to drive to Texas.  We bid Lou a fond farewell and hit the road.

Read more: Photographing America: Hempstead, Texas

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May 12
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Of course you know what happened when Cindy tasted the 190 Octane.  The prank, while funny initially, backfired for I ended up drinking the rest of it on the way to the restaurant in Laffite.  I told Lou we wanted a good hole in the wall seafood place and that is exactly where he took us.

Read more: Photographing America: New Orleans; The Quarters

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May 12
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It was Cindy and I's first trip together since our anniversary to Maryland last July and our second stop in New Orleans was one for the books.  I hadn't seen Large Lou since his wedding in 1998.  For those of you who aren't in the know, Lou and I drove forklifts together in a chemical warehouse in New Orleans in 1993 and it is quite a story.

Large Lou web

Read more: Photographing America: New Orleans; Large Lou

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