Art In The Ozarks A look back on 2015 in photography by thomas leonard

As a photojournalist, my job is to shoot video and stills that faithfully capture real life, the events that happen in the lives of my community, and the splendor of where I live, which is the Ozarks.

But this project is a little different. At the end of 2015, I wanted to take a look back at some of my favorite pictures and post them online. However, in a moment made up of equal parts boredom and desire for doing something different, I decided upon taking up a project that was a little more creative. I decided to take my favorite photos over this past year and give them an artistic (?) touch. I hope you enjoy!


Winter Stroll Through Nathanael Greene Park, Springfield, Mo.
House Fire


Transition to Spring at Busiek State Forest
Lake Springfield
Downtown Springfield
Nighttime In The Ozarks
Ward Branch Creek, South Springfield


Sunrise Over The Finley River
Top of the Rock Chapel
Fiery Sunset Over Springfield
Milky Way Over Elkhead, Mo.


Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Northwest Arkansas - Lost Valley

Northwest Arkansas - Hawksbill Crag

Springfield Nature Center

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

The Ozarks

Prairie State Park
Lakeside Wilderness Area, Branson, Mo.
Sunflower Farm, Willard, Mo.
Roaring River State Park
Ward Branch Creek, South Springfield
Old Iron Bridge, Lake Springfield
Lake Springfield

Parting Shots

I'm looking forward to all that 2016 has to offer. Happy New Year!

- Thomas

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