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The Work of J Thomas Duke Photography

Updated on March 26, 2013

Howdy Squidoo Folks from Jim/J Thomas Duke Photography

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I'm a full time professional pilot for United Airlines (now the largest in the world), and a part time professional photographer. I've been flying for about 27 years as a profession, with 15 years under my belt with the USAF/USAFR and over 14 years flying with the "Friendly Skies". I have been an avid photographer since I was a teenager, owning my first SLR (a Konica A3 Autoreflex) and even developing and enlarging B/W pictures.

Recently I decided I needed to have a second profession, and decided photography was a perfect fit for my busy schedule, since I could shoot architecture and landscapes on my layovers with United, and shoot portraits and weddings on the weekends on my days off. I switched to digital photography purchased a Nikon D300 and then a bit later a D700. When I moved to the Austin area I found house out in the country that I built a small portrait studio in.

A True Texas Longhorn

One of my neighbors down the road from me-hook em horns!

Ridin' the Bull

Now this guy had a wild and short ride at the recent Bull Bash in Dripping Springs Texas!

One of My Recent Jobs at a Playday Event in Dripping Springs

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Lost Maples Park in Southern Texas

Lost Maples State Park, TX
Lost Maples State Park, TX

Yes there are trees in Texas-even maples if you can believe it! This is a shot I took last fall when I drove through the Lost Maples State Park and saw this beautiful site.

If you click on the image it will take you directly to this picture on my J Thomas Duke Photography site!

A Little Fan of Mine

Little Mila says, "I love J Thomas Duke Photography!"

Due Soon Enough

Due Soon Enough
Due Soon Enough

The First Kiss as Man and Wife

This lovely couple had a beautiful outdoor wedding, here is their first kiss after tying the knot.

A Little Patriot for Memorial Day

Amanda the Graduate

Spunky Amanda on her graduate photo shoot trying to get out of her cage. . . . .

Fourth of July in Austin

Austin had a lovely fireworks display last year-here is on of the images I took from Zilker Park

Alex says Goodbye - Thanks for checking my lens


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      Mussarat J Moghal 

      6 years ago from Ontario Canada

      Beautiful photographs.

    • hessa johnson profile image

      hessa johnson 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful images. Would love to see more of Texas!

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      7 years ago

      WOW! What a lovely photography! I just love your photos... awesome Flicker images! Great!

    • JimDuke profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @seashell2: thank you!

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful photography... love the catures of reflections!

    • JimDuke profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @delia-delia: Thank you for the greatly appreciated comments!

    • JimDuke profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @ohcaroline: thank you!

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      Blonde Blythe 

      8 years ago from U.S.A.

      Wonderful photos! I like the way many of them look positively 3-D! :)

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      8 years ago

      Hello from a Squidoo Greeter! you certainly have a great eye! what awesome photos, including the Milky Way...Amazing Flicker images!

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      8 years ago

      Wow Jim, that youtube was awesome. I hope you keep sharing your photography with us on Squidoo.


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