Category Archives: Nate

Manhattan Nights

Thought I’d share another one of my favorite photos from my trip to Manhattan to visit Nate and Laura.


Manhattan Water Tower

This water tower is on top of Manhattan Hill. I think Manhattan Hill is one of my favorite places in Manhattan. Although on this recent trip I was introduced to Top of the World. I’ll definitely be checking that out during the day on my next trip to Wildcat Land.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 200
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 10 seconds
DATE: 05/27/2017 – 22:31
NO GPS DATA COLLECTED
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Nate and Laura deserve credit for introducing me to this sweet spot.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Speak Like a Child” by Herbie Hancock from KEN BURNS JAZZ
FAVORITE LYRIC: It is an instrumental silly!

2017 Photography 139 Calendar April

Here is the April image for the 2017 Photography 139 Calendar:


2017 CALENDAR - APRIL

This picture goes into a category (it is a fairly stacked category) of, “I really love this photo but I’m not sure many other people will.” Different strokes for different folks. I love pictures of deterioration. Plus the license plate proclaiming Kansas “Land of Beautiful Girls” just kills me. Fits right into my wheelhouse of humor.

This particular picture of deterioration was taken in Strong City, Kansas. I went to Wichita to see the Zac Brown Band with Nate. The next morning after breakfasting at the International House of Pancakes (I know. Fancy!) we made our way back to Manhattan. Stopping every once in awhile to take some photographs. On one of these stops, I found this truck. The rest is Photography 139 history.

Before I let you go, the Photography 139 Calendar is now in stock.




This is a limited run and there will not be a second run. So if you wish to purchase a calendar, let me know. The price is $10. American.

Rust Bucket – Strong City Kansas

Another automobile I found fascinating in the car graveyard that is Strong City, Kansas.




I have maybe a couple more pictures left to share from beautiful (cough, cough) to me Strong City, Kansas.

Added a new category in PARTICULARS since I love minutia.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/6.3
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 04/03/2016 – 10:46
LATITUDE: 38.39543°
LONGITUDE: -96.53934°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Nate Miller
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Straight, No Chaser” – Thelonious Monk from the album STRAIGHT, NO CHASER


THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ

QUESTION 13

I was born with limited musical skills. What instrument did I play poorly in the Boone High School Band?

ANSWER: TROMBONE

BONUS

Who was my high school locker partner?

ANSWER: Lowell Davis

For Russell

I actually have been pretty lax about photographing flowers this year. That is partially because the 2017 Photography 139 Calendar will go in a new direction. Partially because I haven’t even planted flowers in my yard this year. Partially because my daffodils didn’t bloom this year. Partially because I missed my window of opportunity to go to Pella this year to photograph tulips. Regardless, my daisies were the first of my flowers to bloom this year.

So I dedicate the first flower picture of 2016 to Russell, because he hates my flower photography. He will be in mourning since flowers will start to become a bigger part of this here blog in the coming months. Probably. Sorry Russell, that is how the cookie crumbles.






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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/20
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 05/22/2016 – 13:18
LATITUDE: 42.05511°
LONGITUDE: -93.87082°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: None

THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ ANSWER SHEET

QUESTION 5

When Olivia and I got married, who were my 5 groomsmen?

ANSWER: Jesse Howard, Anders Runestad, Jay Janson, William McAlpine, and Eric Hiatt

BONUS

I’ve been a groomsman or bridesman 7 times. Name the 7 grooms/brides I’ve served:

ANSWER: Jesse Howard, Jay Janson, Anders Runestad, Scott Degeneffe, Derrick Gorshe, Sara Lockner, and Nate Miller

Hey Baby…

“You look like you could be from Kansas.”

After seeing the remains of this truck and its license plate, I legitimately think that might be a legit pickup line.


Hey Baby...

Now that I’m through the party, I’ll try to get caught back up with my postings.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 30mm
APERTURE: f/9
EXPOSURE: 1/400
DATE: 04/03/2016 – 10:49
LATITUDE: 38.39563°
LONGITUDE: -96.53952°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Nate Miller

Feeling Kansas

I might have processed this image to within an inch of its life. However, it turned out pretty much exactly as I wanted it so. Everybody wins!




It feels like I should show you what the original image looked like. But I’m not going to.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 22mm
APERTURE: f/8
EXPOSURE: 1/320
DATE: 04/03/2016 – 10:46
LATITUDE: 38.39540°
LONGITUDE: -96.53952°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Nate Miller

Strong City Elevator

On Nate and I’s jaunt from Wichita back to Manhattan we made a stop in Strong City so I could photograph a surprisingly photogenic town.

Here is a photo of some rusty goodness:




You can take it to the bank, there is more Strong City coming your way!

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm
APERTURE: f/8
EXPOSURE: 1/125
DATE: 04/03/2016 – 10:39
LATITUDE: 36.9505°
LONGITUDE: -96.53696°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Nate Miller