Mostly train photos in the folder they call 06-28-07:
Next week’s folder seems to be ground squirrel heavy.
Pretend like I published this on January 1, just like I meant to do.
It is that day at Photography 139 Headquarters where we take down our old Photography 139 Calendar and put it in the trunk with many of the other remnants of our past.
We like to think that 2016 was a successful year for Photography 139 and I’d like to thank everybody that was responsible for making it appear so.
So to my list of email blog subscribers…
Tim Tucker’s Lady Friend
Thanks for a great 2016! Of course, I’ll try to do better in 2017. Hopefully our little family will continue to grow in the new year!
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.
CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
DATE: 05/22/2016 – 13:18
PHOTO ASSISTANT: None
When Olivia and I got married, who were my 5 groomsmen?
ANSWER: Jesse Howard, Anders Runestad, Jay Janson, William McAlpine, and Eric Hiatt
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
So the walk down memory lane now concludes. With a look at the images that were in the calendar that early this morning will be taken down from kitchen walls (most common place I’ve seen the calendar hung up), office walls, cubicle walls, and placed gently in the trash with yesterday’s coffee grounds. 2015 Photography 139 Calendar I bid you a fond adieu.
If you ever get bored and want to take this walk down memory lane again, you can visit the Calendar and Postcards Gallery in the PHOTOGRAPHY 139 GALLERY. Link below:
Since yesterday was the end of year and a holiday that many people celebrate (not me though, I don’t need the calendar gestapo telling me when to start a new year) I would like to take a quick moment to thank everybody that has continued to be an email subscriber to this here blog.
Off the top of my head and I apologize if I miss anybody:
These people are all original subscribers or at least haven’t changed their email since August 22, 2011. Which is how far back the records from off the top of my head go.
Suzie Brannen – Since June 22, 2012
Eric Hiatt – Since August 20, 2012
Kim Barker – Since September 18, 2012
Amy Junck-Wallendal – December 18, 2012
Russell Kennerly – Since May 13, 2013
Tim Tucker (Not the one most of you are thinking about) – Since June 27, 2013
Michelle Haupt – Since July 12, 2013
Tim Tucker’s Woman (Sorry, never caught her name) – Since August 22, 2013
Geri Derner – Since September 30, 2013
Micky Augustin – Since October 10, 2013
Angie DeWaard – Since August 24, 2015
Mike Vest – Since September 9, 2015
Melissa Degeneffe – Since September 14, 2015
DaeHee Yoon – Since September 29, 2015
Monica Kewer – Since October 2, 2015 (Current email)
Carla Stensland – Since October 5, 2015
Joe Lynch – Since October 9, 2015
Jorge Rios – Since October 9, 2015
Anders Runestad – Since October 11, 2015
Elizabeth Nordeen – Since November 2, 2015
Laura Miller – Since November 9, 2015
Michael Houlihan – Since November 16, 2015
Dawn Krause – Since December 21, 2015
Joe Duff – Since December 21, 2015
Thanks for all the support and for making 2015 a successful year, by some sense of the word. I hope our little family here continues to grow. I’ll try and do better in 2016!
Today’s images come from the following folder:
Backup/My Scans/2006-02 (Feb):
I actually considered editing these images so that they were more of a finished product, but that would run contrary to the spirit of this project. So I left them abandoned, as abandoned as the project for which they were taken originally.
Next week’s folder will be:
Backup/My Scans/2006-03 (Mar)
Now that I am officially caught back up with my blogging, I’d like to do a little bit of general house cleaning and look at some completely meaningless statistics.
First of all and most importantly, the Gallery/Store has experienced a complete redesign. It could still be classified as a work in progress, but you should go check it out anyway:
I’m not completely in love with the way you navigate around the store/gallery, but it looks a million times better. Any feedback is appreciated.
On these periodic check ins, I like to look at and acknowledge the people that have appeared in this blog AKA An Artist’s Notebook the most since its inception all those years ago.
Top Ten People to Appear in these Pages:
1. Jesse Howard – 224
2. Jay Janson – 199
3. Teresa Kahler – 185
4. Derrick Gorshe – 184
5. Shannon Bardole – 173
6. Jen Gorshe – 170
7. Dad – 163
8. Carla Stensland – 148
9. Mom – 147
10. Willy – 144
At these times, I also like to look at the most popular pictures in the store. I can’t claim to know 100% how these are determined, but I think it has something to do with pictures that get the “Thumbs Up”.
Hopefully will check back in on these numbers around Post 1800.
I went out with Eric a couple weeks back and took a few more full moon pictures.
The rest of the Shine Beta Series:
Next week’s Personal Photo project will involve sunflowers.
Eric agreed to write the “simple equations” that come from Lorentz’s Transformations of Relativity. Eric wrote out the equations and then we wandered around Iowa State’s campus briefly before going to get some grub.
Sometime after lunch, Eric realized that he had written one of the equations incorrectly. This tortured him.
So he went into Photoshop and corrected the error and sent me this email:
Would you allow the alteration I applied to this photo? Chances are you can’t find the change quickly (or perhaps at all). There’s an integrity to undoctored photos, but there’s also an integrity of mathematical truth, which I violated and have thus remedied.
Here is the image with the equation corrected:
I have no doubt that the initial error might have been caused by the interruption of the security guard that came up to ask us what we were doing. When we explained, he noted that “this” was the “best part of his day”.
I have to confess that I did flop a couple (nearly all) of these days around for convenience and to work around special events. This is a practice I don’t condone, but one that I won’t shy away from in the future.
The 3rd 7 days of the 365 Day Photo Challenge:
These are the themes for the next 7 days:
Day 22 – Fowl
Day 23 – At the Frame’s Edge
Day 24 – From Your Car Window
Day 25 – Pair
Day 26 – Path
Day 27 – A Group
Day 28 – Dream
I’m sure you are already speculating as to what I will do with these themes!