Category Archives: Saydie

The Howards: 2016 – Chapter 1

By the time this gets published, I’ll probably be making the trudge up Expo Hill towards the Cultural Building to pick up my photos from the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon.

If you didn’t get a chance to duck into the Cultural Building to check out my photos, that is fine. That is dandy. Here are the 4 pictures I entered. 2 were accepted for display. 2 were not.


Iowa State Fair Entry - 2018
Not selected for display.

Iowa State Fair Entry - 2018
Not selected for display.

Iowa State Fair Entry - 2018
Selected for display.

Iowa State Fair Entry - 2018
Selected for display.

2 pictures for display was a solid showing. You never know what the judges will like. I was surprised that Willy’s eye was selected for display. I thought of the 4, it had the worst chance to make it. I guess you never know.

A few statistics from the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon:

1018 Photographers Entered
3201 Photographs Entered
Photographers from 20 other states entered
863 Adults Entered
466 of adults who entered have at least one photograph on display
27% of the photos entered were exhibited

I should start planning for next year, but that hasn’t really been my style, yet.

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Starting on the 3rd to last photo shoot from 2016 to have the 2016 backlog cleared up.

This collection is from the Howard Family Photo Shoot:


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I told all the people that missed Saydie Sundays that she would be back. For at least one more week after this, even!

Congratulations Saydie – Iota

Here it is. The final collection of photos from everybody’s favorite Boone High Graduate, Saydie Howard!

I’m not going to quote any canned advice. Saydie is a wise person. She will make good decisions and have a successful life. I have no doubt.

Here are the remaining Saydie pictures:


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While this might be the end of Saydie’s Senior Pictures, don’t be disheartened. There very well may be more Saydie pictures in the coming Sundays. Saydie Sundays might not be over!

Congratulations Saydie – Theta

It is Sunday. It is 8 PM. It is time to check in with everybody’s favorite high school graduate… SAYDIE!!!

Here is some more free advice for Saydie on how to live her life:

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
—J.K. Rowling

This is the second to last collection of photos from Saydie’s Senior Pictures Photo Shoot:


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For those of you that have become addicted to Saydie pictures and are worried that you don’t know what to do when they end next Sunday, don’t worry. You’ll find the strength to carry on!

Congratulations Saydie – Eta

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers

It is Sunday. It is 8 PM. It is time to check in with everybody’s favorite 2017 high school graduate… SAYDIE!!!

I don’t have much more to add at this point, I think I’ll just get straight to the pictures:


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We’ll be wrapping up this collection about the time Saydie takes off for Northern Iowa, University of.

Congratulations Saydie – Zeta

It is Sunday, so it is time to check in with everybody’s favorite Boone High graduate Saydie!

Time for some more great advice on Saydie’s next adventure, college life!

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
-Ben Franklin

After this, are more than halfway done with Saydie’s Senior Photo Shoot!


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Will convene back here next Sunday to continue our celebration of Saydie!