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Darren Houston

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What's up Instagram. Been a while since I've posted on here so wanted to throw an update out. I haven't been able to do much photography or get outside in general lately, mostly because of my schedule these days. The past two months I've been grinding hard, working Big Orange during the week and Sundays, and just recently, Proof Bar + Lounge in Hillcrest on Saturdays. With that being said, I'm happy to have hit my personal goal of (financially) getting back to where I was three months ago, before leaving Town Pump. Finally starting to get comfortable with my new schedule and budget, and all around things are solid. I've learned a lot in these three months. The first month was pretty stressful, wondering if I made the right move, what's next, can I get back on track? But now, after working more hours, having less time off, and making less money, but somehow being much happier, I've come to realize a new work ethic, and the importance of happiness over money. While I still am headstrong towards my goals, I've found a new side of calmness and have learned to trust the process. Work hard, dream big, you will be rewarded. Excited for the adventures ahead. If you made it this far, I'm impressed! But anyways, enough of the boring stuff. Come see me every Saturday night at Proof if you're in need of a cold beverage! And here's a shot of beautiful Flatside Pinnacle in the Ouachitas at sunset. Can't wait to get back out here! #flatsidepinnacle #workhard #dreambig at Flatside Pinnacle

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Love your mother. ๐ŸŒŽ #zionnationalpark #utah #shotonsamsung at Zion National Park

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Happy Memorial Day! Never forget why you're enjoying your time at the lake, the pool or wherever you're spending your 3 day weekend (if you are lucky enough enough to get one of those!) Thank you to all those that gave everything so we can enjoy these moments. Forever grateful. Here are some shots from Friday's fireworks show downtown! Hope everyone has an amazing day! #memorialday #usa #fireworks at United States of America

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My main man Zeus! ๐Ÿถ #whenballislife #nikon #35mm at Argenta Historic District

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Time slows down high above the Buffalo. Can't wait to return here soon, a view that never gets old. (๐Ÿ“ท with my Samsung Galaxy s5) #buffaloriver #arkmophs #shotonsamsung at Buffalo National River

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Arkansas layers at sunset. About as good as it gets. ๐ŸŒ„ #ouachitamountains #flatsidepinnacle #sunset at Ouachita National Forest

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Going thru old pics and came across this shot. A little black & white flashback to NYC. 5th Ave, Guggenheim. ๐Ÿš• #nyc #manhattan #blackandwhite at Guggenheim Museum

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Some night magic from this past weekend on the Kings River. Which one is your favorite?๐ŸŒ™ #kingsriver #nightshots #astrophotography at Kings River

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The Ozarks are a special place. Each visit here feels like going home, even if I'm discovering a new place for the first time. This past weekend was no exception. A last minute opportunity led to my first adventure on the Kings River, and what an experience it was! Perfect weather, complete solitude, fast water, happy dogs, cold beer, food for days, awesome locals, star studded night skies, 18 miles, and one solid floating crew. What a weekend. Cannot wait to return and explore more of this beautiful place! As if I needed another reason to love this state... #kingsriver #floating #kayaking at Kings River

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Enjoying spring weather yesterday at Emerald. Always a worthwhile visit! (Shot with my Samsung Galaxy s5)๐ŸŒณ #emeraldpark #arkmophs #shotonsamsung at Emerald Park

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Spring sure does look good on you Arkansas. ๐Ÿ‘Œ #petitjeanstatepark #naturalbridge #nikon at Petit Jean State Park

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A few more of my favorite shots from Backwoods Music Festival. ๐Ÿ‘Œ #backwoodsmusicfestival #backwoods2018 #mulberrymountain at Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain

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The people that make up a festival are half the reason I love them so much. Never will you find a more welcoming and friendly group of strangers. Not to mention, eclectic outfits make for fun photos! Here are a handful of my faves from last weekend on the mountain. ๐ŸŽช #backwoodsmusicfestival #backwoods2018 #mulberrymountain at Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain

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Excited to share a bunch of awesome photos of Backwoods Music Festival this past weekend! Until I finish most of those, here is my favorite set of wheels I spotted. I bet the rain didn't bother them! ๐Ÿš™ #backwoods2018 #backwoodsmusicfestival #mulberrymountain at Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain

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Who's on the mountain this weekend?! I'm excited to say I'll be at the Backwoods Music Festival on Mulberry Mountain for the next three days! I'll be shooting photos for Arkansas State Parks and Tourism, so hopefully I can find all you cool cats and make you look awesome on the internet. Can't wait, looking forward to seeing you guys out there! Beyond grateful for this opportunity, thanks @carol_redd for making it possible! Here's one of me at Hulaween last October without a care in the world! Cheers ๐Ÿป #mulberrymountain #backwoods2018 #festivals at Suwannee Hulaween

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The past four weeks have been a rollercoaster. With the exception of a much needed day at Pinnacle Mtn, I haven't had the chance to really get outside and enjoy this spring weather. Transitioning between jobs has kept me busy, and while I'm still not set on a spot yet, I'd rather feel out some options early than realize four months down the road I chose the wrong establishment and wasted my time. After all, I left my previous job because I wasn't happy there anymore. Happiness is priority! With that being said, yesterday was awesome and so was this sunset at Flatside Pinnacle in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. My first time here and it was everything I had hoped for. One of those places you look forward to and then realize it is better than you imagined. Took this shot just as the sun was dipping over the horizon. No better therapy than nature. #flatsidepinnacle #sunsets #ouachitanationalforest at Flatside Pinnacle

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King of the Hill ๐Ÿ• #Zeus #pinnaclemountain #dogsofinstagram at Pinnacle Moutain State Park

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Two. More. Days. โšพ #OpeningDay #Yankees #MLB at Yankee Stadium

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