I can officially announce now that I have unretired from “competing” in photography contests.
For the first time in a couple years I entered photos in the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. I will have one photo displayed at the Iowa State Fair. Don’t ask me which one, because I don’t know and I’m not even sure I remember what I entered at this point. Seems like a long time ago.
However, I was inspired by Baby Got Rack competing in the barbecue contest at the Boone County Fair, I decided to enter some photos in the Open Class at that same fair. Here is what I entered:
Each image got a Blue Ribbon. It had been approximately 15 years since the last time I entered the Boone County Fair. Seemed like it was about time and I owe a debt of gratitude to Mike Vest for getting the pictures mounted so I had something to enter.
However, that isn’t all. Here is where it gets exciting! I’ve decided to keep all this participation momentum going and enter the Pufferbilly Days Contest for the first time in maybe at least 7 or 8 years.
I’m also going to bring back the way I used to pick my Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Photos. That means I’m not going to pick at all. I’m going to let 6 lucky Photography 139 fans pick the images.
At some point later this week, I’m going to publish the following photo on Instagram:
Picture of the 1385 taken by my Dad
When that photo gets posted, the first 6 people that leave a comment on that photo stating that they want to be a Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Selector, will get there wish and be just that. They will have access to about 50 images and the picture they pick, I will enter.
If I can’t find 6 people that want to be selectors, well we will fall through that bridge when we get to it.
There were only a couple of PORTRAIT images that I took, but didn’t use for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Here they are:
Here is Christopher D. Bennett Quiz question:
I use Sony cameras because they bought out what was the Bennett family’s unofficial official camera brand, what was that brand?
What is the name of song and the artist that recorded it, about a snake that steals people’s root beer that was on my favorite 8 track that we used to listen to in the Slice of Life Dark Room?
ANSWER: Sneaky Snake & Tom T. Hall.
I have tabulated the results for the Christopher D. Bennett Quiz and we have a winner!
The WINNER with a score of 61 out of 120 points was Teresa Kahler. Some day soon a semi-fabulous prize will arrive in her mailbox.
I’ve been told the quiz was too tough. I didn’t thinks so. I could’ve got every question right. But I’ve heard your complaints. Next year’s quiz will be easier. Perhaps shorter. We’ll see. We all know that sometimes I like to bloviate.
But what were the answers?
For the next 20 entries, I will reveal the answer to 1 question and its bonus question.
At what annual Boone event were my parents at when my Mom started the birthing process of me?
ANSWER: The Hillbilly Auction
What did my Dad initially want to name me?
ANSWER: Richard Milhous