Claremore Man Takes Home Blue Ribbons at Tulsa State Fair

Claremore resident and professional photographer Marcus Arreguin won several awards in the 2016 Tulsa State Fair photography contest. Out of six entries, five won awards and three won first place ribbons. Last year, he also won five awards including three blue ribbons.

“I am thankful to have done so well again this year. Winning first place half of the time is not bad,” Marcus said.

Marcus started a business this year called STR Creative at which he does photography work, including portraits, work for businesses, and scenic/nature photos. He also provides other creative services such as web and graphic design work. You can see his online galleries and order photo products at

Here are his winning photos from this year’s Tulsa State Fair.

“Dream Wheel”. This is a long exposure photo of the Tulsa State Fair ferris wheel taken last year. This one won a first place ribbon. “I pretty much knew after taking this one that I would be entering it in the next year’s contest,” said Marcus. “If you wait and take more shots, different colors and patterns appear.” This is in the scenic gallery at


This is a photo of the Cossatot River in Arkansas. This one won a first place award and is available in the waterscapes gallery at



This is a panoramic photo of a local church that won a first place award.


This is a star trail photo in the Texas Hill Country. This one is in the Night Sky gallery at


This is a waterfall in the Texas Hill Country. This one is in the waterscapes gallery at


This is a photo taken at the historic San Jose Mission in San Antonio, TX. It was founded by the Spanish in 1720. This can be found at in the Architecture and San Antonio galleries.


You can reach Marcus via email at or at Also you can find him on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube at STRCreative.

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